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Public Act 102-0187


 

Public Act 0187 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 102-0187
 
HB0796 EnrolledLRB102 10669 CMG 15998 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Public University Uniform Admission Pilot
Program Act is amended by changing Sections 5, 10, 15, 50, and
95 as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 118/5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
    Sec. 5. Definition. In this Act, "institution" means,
except for the University of Illinois, Illinois State
University, Governors State University, Northeastern Illinois
University, and Chicago State University, a public university
in this State.
(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    (110 ILCS 118/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
    Sec. 10. Uniform admission system pilot program.
    (a) Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, each
institution, except for the University of Illinois, shall
create a 4-year uniform admission system pilot program under
this Act to admit first-time freshman students for each
semester of the pilot program.
    (b) Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the
University of Illinois shall create a 4-year uniform admission
system pilot program under this Act to admit community college
transfer students for each semester of the pilot program.
    The University of Illinois provides multiple pathways to
transfer and shall guarantee admission to all applicants who:
        (1) have enrolled only at an Illinois community
    college after graduating from an Illinois high school;
        (2) have earned a minimum of 36 graded, transferable
    semester hours at the time of application to the
    University. Students are encouraged to consult the
    Illinois Articulation Initiative general education core
    curriculum course list and other resources at the State
    and University level to determine course transferability;
        (3) have attained a minimum grade point average of 3.0
    in all transferable coursework completed at the time of
    application to the University; and
        (4) have satisfied the University's English language
    proficiency requirement.
(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    (110 ILCS 118/15)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
    Sec. 15. Automatic admission.
    (a) Each institution shall admit an applicant for general
admission to the institution as an undergraduate student if
the applicant graduated with a grade point average in the top
10% or was certified to be in the top 10% of the student's high
school graduating class in one of the 2 school years preceding
the academic year for which the applicant is applying for
admission and:
        (1) the applicant graduated from a public or private
    high school in this State accredited by a generally
    recognized accrediting organization or from a high school
    operated by the United States Department of Defense;
        (2) the applicant:
            (A) successfully completed the minimum college
        preparatory curriculum requirements established by law
        for admission to the institution; and
            (B) satisfied the ACT college admission assessment
        or the SAT college admission assessment composite
        score and subscores required for admission to the
        institution to which the applicant applied as well as
        any composite scores or subscores for colleges within
        that institution; and
        (3) if the applicant graduated from a high school
    operated by the United States Department of Defense, the
    applicant is a State resident or is entitled to pay
    tuition fees at the rate provided for State residents for
    the term or semester to which admitted.
    (b) An applicant who does not satisfy the curriculum
requirements prescribed by item (A) of subdivision (2) of
subsection (a) of this Section is considered to have satisfied
those requirements for the purposes of this Act if the student
completed the portion of the college preparatory curriculum
that was available to the student but was unable to complete
the remainder of the curriculum solely because courses
necessary to complete the remainder were unavailable to the
student at the appropriate times in the student's high school
career as a result of course scheduling, lack of enrollment
capacity, or another cause not within the student's control.
An institution may require a student's successful completion
of such curriculum requirements prior to or concurrently with
enrollment at the institution. If the institution does so, the
institution shall identify and connect the student to a
community college that offers the required curriculum and that
has an articulation agreement with the institution or the
institution shall offer the required curriculum through online
instruction to the student.
    (c) An applicant who graduates in a graduating class of a
school, whether public or non-public, that has so few students
that class rank does not make a reliable contribution toward
assessing the student's college readiness is considered to
have satisfied the requirements of subsection (a) of this
Section if the student has a grade point average of 3.5 or
higher on a 4-point scale and has met the requirements of items
(A) and (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this
Section.
(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    (110 ILCS 118/50)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
    Sec. 50. Admissions denial; reference to Act.
    (a) If an institution denies admission to an applicant for
an academic year, then, in any letter or other communication
the institution provides to the applicant notifying the
applicant of that denial, the institution may not reference
the provisions of this Act, including using a description of a
provision of this Act such as "the top 10% automatic
admissions law", as a reason the institution is unable to
offer admission to the applicant, unless the number of
applicants for admission to the institution for that academic
year who qualify for automatic admission under Section 15 of
this Act is sufficient to fill 100% of the institution's
enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident
undergraduate students.
    (b) For purposes of determining enrollment capacity,
priority in the admission of applicants to an institution must
be given to applicants who are residents of this State.
Admission to an institution may not be denied to an applicant
who is a State resident based on the institution's enrollment
capacity unless 100% of the enrollment capacity is filled
exclusively by students who are State residents.
(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
 
    (110 ILCS 118/95)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
    Sec. 95. Repeal. This Act is repealed on July 1, 2027 2025.
(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2022