Changes to Promise Scholarship


Promise Scholarship Updates for Graduates and Rising Seniors: 🎓

The West Virginia Higher Education recently approve several temporary changes to help students qualify for the merit-based Promise Scholarship.
For 2021 graduating seniors, the standardized testing deadline to qualify for the Promise Scholarship has been extended from August 2021 to October 2021.
For 2021 graduating seniors receiving the Promise Scholarship for the first time in 2021-22, the test requirements have been lowered:
SAT composite score – 1080 (regularly 1100)
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score – 510 (regularly 530)
SAT Math score – 510 (regularly 520)
ACT composite score – 21 (regularly 22)
ACT English score – 19 (regularly 20)
ACT Reading score – 19 (regularly 20)
ACT Science score – 19 (regularly 20)
ACT Math score – 19 (regularly 20)

Students graduating in 2021 and 2022 will now qualify for super-scoring to achieve the minimum standardized testing scores required to qualify for the Promise Scholarship. Students can take their top scores from sub-sections of different SAT and ACT tests they’ve taken and combine them for a higher overall score.