The new, shorter test will be administered entirely via laptop or tablet.
“I just want folks to know that I am not interested as chancellor to make it harder for students to get into the CSU," the chancellor said.
The decision was made without Miguel Cardona, President Biden's nominee to run the Education Department.
"Colleges should release their applicants from the need to study for a three-hour test not just during the pandemic but for good."
A new book by Mary Trump claims the president once paid someone to take the SAT for him.
The use of the standardized tests in college applications has long been criticized as favoring wealthier, white students.
A vast majority of schools have shut down to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
The College Board will instead use a tool that assesses various socioeconomic factors and documents them as separate data points.
The number will be based on 15 factors, including crime rate and poverty levels in the student's home neighborhood.