U. of California Proposes Sweeping and Controversial Admissions Changes

The University of California is moving toward a major revision in its admissions policy that would de-emphasize test scores and give the system's nine undergraduate campuses greater flexibility in choosing their freshman classes.

The plan, which was discussed on Wednesday at a meeting of the system's Board of Regents, would be the biggest change in how the university evaluates prospective students in at least a decade. It was proposed last month by faculty leaders who argue