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14:27@nat_banks67:If we decide to apply test optional, which factor will be given the most importance in our application? Our GPA, extracurriculars or recommendations?
22:18@nat_banks67:Can admission officers at one UC campus see if you apply to other UCs?
29:08@RichQ:Have you heard if any public institutions in other states are deciding to go test-blind?
31:23@RichQ:Although UC schools won't use scores for ADMISSIONS, you said they might use them for PLACEMENT. Are there any other reasons why the UC schools would use scores? e.g., scholarships?
32:20@FairTestBob:The City University of New York (CUNY) system will be test-blind through at least spring 2023. So are private schools such as CalTech and Worcester Polytech
34:05@RichQ:Great Job Hale - very valuable information!
35:35@FairTestBob:Also test blind for fall 2022 on the west coast are University of San Diego, Reed, and the Washington State University System
37:38@RichQ:Can @FairTestBob provide a reference re: WSU going test blind? I live in Washington and this is the first I've heard that...
38:02@nat_banks67:In general, are applicants who apply test optional at a disadvantage compared to those who apply with a score? It's just a little confusing to think about how an applicant submitting a 1550 SAT score with good ECs and GPA will be considered the same as an applicant with no SAT score, same ECs and GPA?
40:28@RichQ:Quick read on the WSU article seems to cite WSU as test-optional, not test-blind
42:51@nat_banks67:How crazy do you think this admissions cycle will be? (class of '22) This year's cycle was a bloodbath lol.
44:58@FairTestBob:Washington State University clearly states that ACT/SAT scores "will not be used"in admissions decisions -- that's the definition of test-blind