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ACT Testing

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission recently announced that some West Virginia high school students may be able to take a free ACT exam at participating locations throughout the state. As a part of this program, the WVU System, including WVU Tech's campus in Beckley, will offer proctored ACT exams on April 24 and July 31, 2021.

How to register

Since scores will be shared between the three WVU campuses, students are encouraged to register for the test location closest to their home, regardless of which of WVU’s three campuses the student is interested in attending. West Virginia University’s three campuses (Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser) are hosting two separate ACT On-Campus tests on:

Please review the  eligibility requirements  and  registration deadlines  before registering.

You will register through the WVU system and if you wish to take the exam in Beckley, make sure you select that location on the form. 

Test Details for WVU Beckley

The test will be given in Carter Hall on WVU Beckley’s campus.

Parking

Signs will direct students to available on campus parking. Here is a  Campus Map for assistance.

Checking In

There will be a check in table as students first enter the front door of Carter Hall.

 

Students should plan to arrive between 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

 

Students MUST wear a mask and bring No. 2 pencils and an ACT regulation calculator.

 

Students should also be prepared to show a valid ID and provide the last 4 digits for their Social Security number. Valid forms of ID include a driver's license, DMV card, current high school ID and passport.

 

Classrooms are handicapped accessible. Examiners are encouraged to dress in layers as classroom temperatures may be cold or hot.

 

Have More Questions?

 

The WVU Beckley ACT On-Campus Test contact is Marcia Bastian, Marcia.Bastian@mail.wvu.edu


Common Questions

Why is West Virginia offering free opportunities for ACT On-Campus testing to high school seniors?

The free ACT On-Campus testing opportunity at participating West Virginia college campuses is an  initiative funded by federal CARES Act funding allocations from the state budget in effort to give high school seniors the opportunity to take the ACT On-Campus test at no cost so they may qualify for the WV PROMISE Scholarship. West Virginia is the first state in the nation to provide this opportunity to support students who were affected by canceled test dates due to COVID-19.

Where will the WVU ACT On-Campus testing opportunities be hosted, and at which campus location should I test?

WVU is hosting the ACT On-Campus testing opportunities at each of its three campuses in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser. Scores will be shared between the three WVU campuses, so students are encouraged to register for the test location closest to their home, regardless of which of WVU’s three campuses the student is interested in attending. Specific details on testing locations can be found at https://admissions.wvu.edu/act.

When are the WVU ACT On-Campus test dates?

West Virginia University’s three campuses (Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser) are hosting two separate ACT On-Campus tests on April 24, 2021 and July 31, 2021. 

Who is eligible for the free ACT On-Campus test?

Students must meet the following criteria for qualify for the free ACT On-Campus test opportunity: 1) They must be 2021 high school seniors who have applied or are applying for the merit-based PROMISE Scholarship and do not have a qualifying ACT or SAT test score for PROMISE; 2) Students must not have taken an ACT On-Campus test within 60 days of the free ACT On-Campus test date they register for; and 3) Students must not have already used a voucher for a free test provided by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. For more details, visit https://www.wvhepc.edu/act-on-campus-exams/.

How can I register for the WVU ACT On-Campus test?

Students can register for the WVU ACT On-Campus exam for any of the three campus locations (Morgantown, Keyser or Beckley) at https://admissions.wvu.edu/act.

What will my WVU ACT On-Campus test scores be used to determine?

A student’s WVU ACT On-Campus test scores will be used to determine their eligibility for the PROMISE Scholarship. Once eligible for PROMISE, students can use the scholarship at any in-state college or university. If a student has been admitted to or plans to apply any of the WVU campuses (Morgantown, Keyser or Beckley), scores will also be used to evaluate the student for admissions and WVU Scholarship of Distinction eligibility.

Are a student’s scores from the WVU ACT On-Campus transferrable to other higher education institutions?

No, WVU cannot transfer a student’s scores from the WVU ACT On-Campus test to other higher education institutions. Scores can only be used to evaluate a student’s PROMISE scholarship eligibility, WVU (Morgantown, Keyser or Beckley) admissions eligibility and WVU Scholarship of Distinction eligibility. However, if a student’s scores make them eligible for PROMISE, the PROMISE scholarship can be used at any qualifying in-state college or university.

Are a student’s scores from an ACT On-Campus test at a different West Virginia college campus transferrable to West Virginia University?

No, a student’s scores from an on-campus ACT exam hosted by a higher education institution different than WVU’s three campuses in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser cannot be transferred to WVU for consideration.

What COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place?

Examiners will be required to wear a mask or face covering that covers both their nose and mouth in order to be admitted to the testing location. West Virginia University’s COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place in the exam location, including at least 6-foot spacing between all examiners to allow for adequate physical distancing.

When are the registration deadlines for the WVU ACT On-Campus tests?

Registration will close 10 days before each exam date. Registration will close for the Saturday, April 24 date on Tuesday, April 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST and registration will close for the Saturday, July 31 date on Tuesday, July 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Are students able to take both of the WVU ACT On-Campus tests?

Students are only able to qualify for one free exam opportunity. However, students have the option to pay for the second WVU ACT On-Campus test on Saturday, July 31 if they use the voucher for the Saturday, April 24 test. Students should contact WVU Beckley site coordinator Marcia Bastian for more information at Marcia.bastian@mail.wvu.edu.

Am I able to cancel or reschedule my registration for the ACT On-Campus test?

Yes, students are able to cancel their exam registration for April 24 and reschedule for the second exam date on July 31 through the event registration page. Students are encouraged to cancel 10 day prior to the exam date in order to give WVU adequate notice of their cancellation. Students can also contact WVU Beckley’s ACT On-Campus Test coordinator, Marcia Bastian, for further assistance.

What should students do if they’d like to take the WVU ACT On-Campus test but are not eligible to take it for free?

Students should contact WVU Beckley’s ACT On-Campus Test coordinator, Marcia Bastian, for further assistance.

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Exam Location:
Carter Hall Auditorium
322 S. Kanawha St.
Beckley, WV 25801
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