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West Virginia University extends policy on admission tests

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has extended its relaxed requirement for test scores for students seeking admission as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The practice began last fall and continued this spring. It is currently in effect for fall 2021 and will continue for fall 2022 and spring 2023, the school said in a news release.

“Just as we did in fall and spring 2021, if a student is not able to take the SAT or ACT, we will still admit them to WVU as long as they have shown academic ability on other areas of their application,” said George Zimmerman, WVU assistant vice president of Enrollment Management. “For example, we have found that GPA is often a better predictor of college success and reflects a student’s overall academic performance.”

Test scores may be required for maximum financial aid, but Zimmerman said many students will qualify for significant award through the Go First Scholarship awarded on high school GPA.