Beginning today, Monday, November 16, the ACT requirement for Regents’ Scholarship (class of 2021) applicants is no longer required. ACT exams were canceled statewide due to the coronavirus pandemic, and cancelations continue to cause disruption to students hoping to apply.
Previously, a minimum ACT composite score of 22 was required to receive the scholarship.
“We hope that removing the required ACT score for Regent’s Scholarship (class of 2021) applicants will help ease the burden the coronavirus pandemic has had on Utah students,” said Dave R. Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education. “Our number one concern is student safety and wellness; this ensures that scholarship applicants won’t be negatively impacted by measures taken to protect them against COVID-19.”