As we approach the 2013 submission dates, below are some reminders and frequently asked questions related to the scholarship. As you know, there are some changes in the scholarship criteria and award amount of the Regents High Honors Tuition Scholarship (see below) beginning with this year’s high school graduates (2013).
1. Addition of Part 4 (SAT/ACT Scores)
In additional to meeting Parts 1, 2, and 3; students must also have a composite score of at least a 28 on the ACT or a 1300 on SAT1 (critical reading and math only; not including essay or writing).
2. Reduction in award amount:
Effective with the high school class of 2013, the Regents High Honors Tuition Scholarship will be valued at a minimum of 25% of resident base tuition for qualified students. At the discretion of each university independently, a student may be awarded additional merit aid from the university not to exceed the cost of resident base tuition.
When can I submit qualified students?
The common logon submission portal will reopen on June 24, 2013 at 6:00 a.m. and remain open until July 19, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. for students who are awaiting AP/IB test scores.
Please remember the following key points when submitting your qualified students:
- Please only enter students into the common logon submission portal when they have officially met ALL of the scholarship criteria.
- Please ensure you are calculating the students core GPA on only the 16 core classes.
- If a student has taken more credits than minimally required in a particular core subject area, you should choose the BEST grades to qualify them for this scholarship.
- In Part I, if a student elects to take an AP or IB exam in a particular subject area in lieu of retaking or taking an additional course to receive a better grade, then the original grade (C or below) is still calculated in the core GPA. Please wait to certify these students until after the scores are received. For minimum AP scores, see Table 1; for IB exams, students must score a 4 or better.
- When a student has successfully completed high school course work while in middle school or tested out of a particular core course, then that student’s core GPA would be calculated on less than 16 core classes.