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Public Act 100-0195


 

Public Act 0195 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0195
 
HB3701 EnrolledLRB100 10769 MLM 21000 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Educational Credit for Military Experience Act.
 
    Section 5. Definitions. As used in this Act, "institution
of higher education" means the University of Illinois, Southern
Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern
Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois
State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern
Illinois University, Western Illinois University, a public
community college that is included in the definition of
"Community Colleges" under Section 1-2 of the Public Community
College Act, and any institution that receives funds under
Section 35 of the Higher Education Student Assistance Act.
 
    Section 10. Policies and procedures.
    (a) Before June 1, 2018, each institution of higher
education shall adopt a policy regarding its awarding of
academic credit for military training considered applicable to
the requirements of the student's certificate or degree
program. The policy shall apply to any individual who is
enrolled in the institution of higher education and who has
successfully completed a military training course or program as
part of his or her military service that is:
        (1) recommended for credit by a national higher
    education association that provides credit recommendations
    for military training courses and programs;
        (2) included in the individual's military transcript
    issued by any branch of the armed services; or
        (3) otherwise documented as military training or
    experience.
    (b) Each institution of higher education shall develop a
procedure for receiving the necessary documentation to
identify and verify the military training course or program
that an individual is claiming for academic credit.
    (c) Each institution of higher education shall provide a
copy of its policy for awarding academic credit for military
training to any applicant who listed prior or present military
service in his or her application.
    (d) Each institution of higher education shall develop and
maintain a list of military training courses and programs that
have qualified for academic credit.
 
    Section 15. Policies and procedures review. Each
institution of higher education shall submit its policy for
awarding academic credit for military training to the Board of
Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board, if
applicable, before June 30, 2018 and before June 30 of every
other year thereafter.
    The Board of Higher Education shall collect data in the
Illinois Higher Education Information System on students who
are veterans or have military service to assess enrollment and
completions outcomes.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018