COVID UPDATE: For our class of 2021, the CSU and UC colleges will not use the SAT or ACT for admission purposes. Most other universities are either "test-blind" or "test optional." If a university is "test-optional," an excellent score may enhance a student's application. Test scores may also be used for placement purposes, to demonstrate proficiency for a specific program such as STEM majors, or scholarships. We are still awaiting updates for the Class of 2022 but recommend students register for the tests if possible.