Admission by examination

Students who don't meet the minimum requirements may be considered for admission to UC on the strength of their test scores as part of the comprehensive review process.

In general, this method of consideration is designed for students who, through no fault of their own, have been unable to meet the regular subject requirements and/or earn a high school diploma.

To be considered, students must take either the ACT with Writing or the SAT with Essay (or SAT Reasoning) as well as two SAT Subject Tests, and earn a minimum UC Score calculated from their exam scores. 

See how to calculate the UC Score »