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Public Act 100-0261


 

Public Act 0261 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 100-0261
 
HB2404 EnrolledLRB100 09782 NHT 19952 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 Credit
for Prior Learning Act.
 
    Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Community college" means a public community college that
is included in the definition of "Community Colleges" under
Section 1-2 of the Public Community College Act.
    "Credit for prior learning" means the evaluation and
assessment of a student's life learning through employment,
training, and experiences outside an academic environment from
which skills that comprise terminal objectives are mastered to
an acceptable degree of proficiency for college credit,
certification, or advanced standing toward further education
or training.
    "Public university" 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, or
any other public university or college, other than a community
college, now or hereafter established or authorized by the
General Assembly.
 
    Section 10. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to
accomplish all of the following:
        (1) To reduce college costs.
        (2) To speed the time to certificate and degree
    completion consistent with this State's completion agenda.
        (3) To facilitate the transition into postsecondary
    education for non-traditional students.
        (4) To offer opportunities for improving degree
    attainment for underserved student populations,
    particularly underserved non-traditional students.
 
    Section 15. Policies and procedures.
    (a) Each public university shall submit its policies and
procedures for students to earn credit for prior learning to
the Board of Higher Education. At a minimum, these procedures
shall include a listing of the types of documentation
acceptable to the public university and the dates of inclusion
for which prior learning is acceptable.
    (b) Each community college shall submit its policies and
procedures for students to earn credit for prior learning to
the Illinois Community College Board. At a minimum, these
procedures shall include a listing of the types of
documentation acceptable to the community college and the dates
of inclusion for which prior learning is acceptable.
 
    Section 90. Rules.
    (a) The Board of Higher Education shall adopt rules to
permit public universities to award credit for prior learning
after the assessment of prior learning experiences for
documented learning that demonstrates achievement of all
terminal objectives for a specific course or courses.
    (b) The Illinois Community College Board shall adopt rules
to permit community colleges to award credit for prior learning
after the assessment of prior learning experiences for
documented learning that demonstrates achievement of all
terminal objectives for a specific course or courses.

Effective Date: 1/1/2018