MORGANTOWN — A possible change in policy by the state Board of Education could put West Virginia students on a level playing field for college applications and open the door to a more individualized learning experience in Monongalia County.

Policy 2510 proposes lowering the grading scale to a 10-point scale and reducing the number of credits required for graduation from 24 to 21. Currently an A requires a minimum of 93 out of 100. The 10 point scale would mean an A could be earned at 90.

The policy is currently undergoing a notice and comment period until 4 p.m., Dec. 11, Kristin Anderson, communications director for the state Department of Education, said.