Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Public University Uniform Admission Pilot Program Act. Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, requires the University of Illinois to create a 4-year uniform admission system pilot program under the Act to admit first-time freshman students for each semester of the pilot program; makes corresponding changes. Provides that if an institution requires a student's successful completion of certain curriculum requirements prior to or concurrently with enrollment at the institution, then 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. Provides that 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 and 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.
House Floor Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill, but provides for the University of Illinois to admit community college transfer students (rather than first-time freshman students) under the pilot program. Specifies that the University of Illinois provides multiple pathways to transfer and shall guarantee admission to all applicants who (i) have enrolled only at an Illinois community college after graduating from an Illinois high school; (ii) have earned a minimum of 36 graded, transferable semester hours at the time of application to the University; (iii) have attained a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all transferable coursework completed at the time of application to the University; and (iv) have satisfied the university's English language proficiency requirement.