The East Side Union High School District is committed to building equitable school communities ensuring all students exit high school prepared for college and careers. In order to support these outcomes, the East Side Union High School District will offer the SAT to all 11th and 12th grade students free of charge.
Both the University of California and the California State University systems indicate that they do not require the SAT for college admissions through spring of 2023 for CSUs and permanently for UCs. However, both systems allow students to submit SAT test scores, which can be used in English and Math placement decisions, and for the UC system as an alternative method determining minimum eligibility requirements. In addition, some private schools still require SAT and some are indicating it is optional. Therefore, by providing opportunities for all of our students to take the SAT we ensure barriers are eliminated so our students will be competitive college applicants.
We encourage all 12th grade students to take the SAT this October. They will receive their results in time for the November college application deadline. Seniors who might plan on applying in later years can still use this test during the admissions application process.
- SAT - All 12th grade students who want to take the SAT on October 13, 2021 can sign up at their school sites
- SAT - All 11th grade students will take the SAT on March 2, 2022.
If you have a senior student please encourage them to sign up for the October exam at their school site.
California State University’s Early Assessment Program (EAP) may use SAT scores as an alternate measure to determine whether or not a student needs to enroll in an English or Math course with a connecting support option. SAT scores can also be used instead of the University of California writing placement exam. Please visit the website of the specific school you are interested in attending to learn more information on admissions and how they use SAT results.
The following information was taken directly from the CSU and UC websites:
CSU update: A note for fall 2021 and fall 2022 first-time freshman: The California State University (CSU) has temporarily suspended the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for fall 2021, winter 2022, spring 2022, fall 2022, winter 2023, and spring 2023 admission cycles. For more information, please visit the First-Time Freshman Guidance
and the First-Time Freshman Frequently Asked Questions
UC updates: Exam requirement
UC will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, they may be used as an alternative method of fulfilling minimum requirements for eligibility or for course placement after you enroll.
Please contact your school counselor or administrator if you have questions or would like to ensure your senior student takes the October exam. All 11th grade students will automatically take the SAT in March.
Students can create a free online Khan Academy
account to create a custom tutorial for the SAT.
11th grade parent SAT opt out information: According to California Education Code and Title 5 regulations, parents do have the right to opt their student out of testing. Although we believe the SAT School Day Administration is an amazing opportunity for all ESUHSD juniors, parents wishing to opt their student out of testing may do so by completing and submitting an opt-out form to their high school administrator.