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ADVISORY: Thousands of Students Call for Test-Optional Policies Amidst COVID-19

Join Student Voice for a public press conference on the #TestOptionalNOW campaign on Monday, April 13th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 noon PST.

Press Release
April 9, 2020



April 9, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, the College Board and ACT Inc. have canceled all immediately upcoming administrations of the SAT and ACT standardized exams, which are required components of the majority of college applications. In response, thousands of students across the country led by Student Voice are calling for all colleges and universities to prioritize equity in the admissions process and adopt test-optional policies for freshmen entering in the class of 2021.

What: #TestOptionalNOW Digital Press Conference
Claudia Marroquin
, Director of Admissions; Bowdoin College
Andrew Palumbo
, Assistant VP for EM & Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid; Wooster Polytechnic Institute
Jamaal Muwwakkil
, 2020-21 student Regent; The Regents of the University of California system
Chris Suggs
, third-year student from Kinston, North Carolina; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maodon Tohouri
, high school junior from Pleasantville, California; Amador Valley High School 
Emanuelle Sippy
, high school junior from Lexington, Kentucky; Henry Clay High School

When: Monday, April 13 at 3 p.m. EST / 12 noon PST
Where: The event will be streamed live on Student Voice’s Facebook. A recording will be available after the event and can be distributed directly upon request.
Journalists are invited to submit questions for panelists ahead of time or ask questions in the live chat during the event. 

Please RSVP and direct additional inquiries to Jenna Yuan, Student Voice’s Director of Communications, at or 425-260-8146.

About Student Voice

Student Voice is a by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in all 50 states to equip students as storytellers, organizers and institutional partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity. Through direct civic action, Student Voice helps students hold their schools and surrounding communities accountable to the Student Bill of Rights and prepares them to become lifelong agents of social and political change. For more information about Student Voice, visit our website at and follow @Stu_Voice and #StuVoice on social media.

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