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Full Text of HB0796  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Public University Uniform Admission Pilot
5Program Act is amended by changing Sections 5, 10, 15, 50, and
695 as follows:
7    (110 ILCS 118/5)
8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
9    Sec. 5. Definition. In this Act, "institution" means,
10except for the University of Illinois, Illinois State
11University, Governors State University, Northeastern Illinois
12University, and Chicago State University, a public university
13in this State.
14(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
15    (110 ILCS 118/10)
16    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
17    Sec. 10. Uniform admission system pilot program.
18    (a) Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, each
19institution, except for the University of Illinois, shall
20create a 4-year uniform admission system pilot program under
21this Act to admit first-time freshman students for each
22semester of the pilot program.



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1    (b) Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the
2University of Illinois shall create a 4-year uniform admission
3system pilot program under this Act to admit community college
4transfer students for each semester of the pilot program.
5    The University of Illinois provides multiple pathways to
6transfer and shall guarantee admission to all applicants who:
7        (1) have enrolled only at an Illinois community
8    college after graduating from an Illinois high school;
9        (2) have earned a minimum of 36 graded, transferable
10    semester hours at the time of application to the
11    University. Students are encouraged to consult the
12    Illinois Articulation Initiative general education core
13    curriculum course list and other resources at the State
14    and University level to determine course transferability;
15        (3) have attained a minimum grade point average of 3.0
16    in all transferable coursework completed at the time of
17    application to the University; and
18        (4) have satisfied the University's English language
19    proficiency requirement.
20(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
21    (110 ILCS 118/15)
22    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
23    Sec. 15. Automatic admission.
24    (a) Each institution shall admit an applicant for general
25admission to the institution as an undergraduate student if



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1the applicant graduated with a grade point average in the top
210% or was certified to be in the top 10% of the student's high
3school graduating class in one of the 2 school years preceding
4the academic year for which the applicant is applying for
5admission and:
6        (1) the applicant graduated from a public or private
7    high school in this State accredited by a generally
8    recognized accrediting organization or from a high school
9    operated by the United States Department of Defense;
10        (2) the applicant:
11            (A) successfully completed the minimum college
12        preparatory curriculum requirements established by law
13        for admission to the institution; and
14            (B) satisfied the ACT college admission assessment
15        or the SAT college admission assessment composite
16        score and subscores required for admission to the
17        institution to which the applicant applied as well as
18        any composite scores or subscores for colleges within
19        that institution; and
20        (3) if the applicant graduated from a high school
21    operated by the United States Department of Defense, the
22    applicant is a State resident or is entitled to pay
23    tuition fees at the rate provided for State residents for
24    the term or semester to which admitted.
25    (b) An applicant who does not satisfy the curriculum
26requirements prescribed by item (A) of subdivision (2) of



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1subsection (a) of this Section is considered to have satisfied
2those requirements for the purposes of this Act if the student
3completed the portion of the college preparatory curriculum
4that was available to the student but was unable to complete
5the remainder of the curriculum solely because courses
6necessary to complete the remainder were unavailable to the
7student at the appropriate times in the student's high school
8career as a result of course scheduling, lack of enrollment
9capacity, or another cause not within the student's control.
10An institution may require a student's successful completion
11of such curriculum requirements prior to or concurrently with
12enrollment at the institution. If the institution does so, the
13institution shall identify and connect the student to a
14community college that offers the required curriculum and that
15has an articulation agreement with the institution or the
16institution shall offer the required curriculum through online
17instruction to the student.
18    (c) An applicant who graduates in a graduating class of a
19school, whether public or non-public, that has so few students
20that class rank does not make a reliable contribution toward
21assessing the student's college readiness is considered to
22have satisfied the requirements of subsection (a) of this
23Section if the student has a grade point average of 3.5 or
24higher on a 4-point scale and has met the requirements of items
25(A) and (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this



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1(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
2    (110 ILCS 118/50)
3    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
4    Sec. 50. Admissions denial; reference to Act.
5    (a) If an institution denies admission to an applicant for
6an academic year, then, in any letter or other communication
7the institution provides to the applicant notifying the
8applicant of that denial, the institution may not reference
9the provisions of this Act, including using a description of a
10provision of this Act such as "the top 10% automatic
11admissions law", as a reason the institution is unable to
12offer admission to the applicant, unless the number of
13applicants for admission to the institution for that academic
14year who qualify for automatic admission under Section 15 of
15this Act is sufficient to fill 100% of the institution's
16enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident
17undergraduate students.
18    (b) For purposes of determining enrollment capacity,
19priority in the admission of applicants to an institution must
20be given to applicants who are residents of this State.
21Admission to an institution may not be denied to an applicant
22who is a State resident based on the institution's enrollment
23capacity unless 100% of the enrollment capacity is filled
24exclusively by students who are State residents.
25(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)



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1    (110 ILCS 118/95)
2    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
3    Sec. 95. Repeal. This Act is repealed on July 1, 2027 2025.
4(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)