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Full Text of HB0796  102nd General Assembly


Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi

Filed: 4/12/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 796 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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8    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)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)



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1    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
2    Sec. 10. Uniform admission system pilot program.
3    (a) Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, each
4institution, except for the University of Illinois, shall
5create a 4-year uniform admission system pilot program under
6this Act to admit first-time freshman students for each
7semester of the pilot program.
8    (b) Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the
9University of Illinois shall create a 4-year uniform admission
10system pilot program under this Act to admit community college
11transfer students for each semester of the pilot program.
12    The University of Illinois provides multiple pathways to
13transfer and shall guarantee admission to all applicants who:
14        (1) have enrolled only at an Illinois community
15    college after graduating from an Illinois high school;
16        (2) have earned a minimum of 36 graded, transferable
17    semester hours at the time of application to the
18    University. Students are encouraged to consult the
19    Illinois Articulation Initiative general education core
20    curriculum course list and other resources at the State
21    and University level to determine course transferability;
22        (3) have attained a minimum grade point average of 3.0
23    in all transferable coursework completed at the time of
24    application to the University; and
25        (4) have satisfied the University's English language
26    proficiency requirement.



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1(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
2    (110 ILCS 118/15)
3    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
4    Sec. 15. Automatic admission.
5    (a) Each institution shall admit an applicant for general
6admission to the institution as an undergraduate student if
7the applicant graduated with a grade point average in the top
810% or was certified to be in the top 10% of the student's high
9school graduating class in one of the 2 school years preceding
10the academic year for which the applicant is applying for
11admission and:
12        (1) the applicant graduated from a public or private
13    high school in this State accredited by a generally
14    recognized accrediting organization or from a high school
15    operated by the United States Department of Defense;
16        (2) the applicant:
17            (A) successfully completed the minimum college
18        preparatory curriculum requirements established by law
19        for admission to the institution; and
20            (B) satisfied the ACT college admission assessment
21        or the SAT college admission assessment composite
22        score and subscores required for admission to the
23        institution to which the applicant applied as well as
24        any composite scores or subscores for colleges within
25        that institution; and



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1        (3) if the applicant graduated from a high school
2    operated by the United States Department of Defense, the
3    applicant is a State resident or is entitled to pay
4    tuition fees at the rate provided for State residents for
5    the term or semester to which admitted.
6    (b) An applicant who does not satisfy the curriculum
7requirements prescribed by item (A) of subdivision (2) of
8subsection (a) of this Section is considered to have satisfied
9those requirements for the purposes of this Act if the student
10completed the portion of the college preparatory curriculum
11that was available to the student but was unable to complete
12the remainder of the curriculum solely because courses
13necessary to complete the remainder were unavailable to the
14student at the appropriate times in the student's high school
15career as a result of course scheduling, lack of enrollment
16capacity, or another cause not within the student's control.
17An institution may require a student's successful completion
18of such curriculum requirements prior to or concurrently with
19enrollment at the institution. If the institution does so, the
20institution shall identify and connect the student to a
21community college that offers the required curriculum and that
22has an articulation agreement with the institution or the
23institution shall offer the required curriculum through online
24instruction to the student.
25    (c) An applicant who graduates in a graduating class of a
26school, whether public or non-public, that has so few students



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1that class rank does not make a reliable contribution toward
2assessing the student's college readiness is considered to
3have satisfied the requirements of subsection (a) of this
4Section if the student has a grade point average of 3.5 or
5higher on a 4-point scale and has met the requirements of items
6(A) and (B) of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this
8(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
9    (110 ILCS 118/50)
10    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
11    Sec. 50. Admissions denial; reference to Act.
12    (a) If an institution denies admission to an applicant for
13an academic year, then, in any letter or other communication
14the institution provides to the applicant notifying the
15applicant of that denial, the institution may not reference
16the provisions of this Act, including using a description of a
17provision of this Act such as "the top 10% automatic
18admissions law", as a reason the institution is unable to
19offer admission to the applicant, unless the number of
20applicants for admission to the institution for that academic
21year who qualify for automatic admission under Section 15 of
22this Act is sufficient to fill 100% of the institution's
23enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident
24undergraduate students.
25    (b) For purposes of determining enrollment capacity,



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1priority in the admission of applicants to an institution must
2be given to applicants who are residents of this State.
3Admission to an institution may not be denied to an applicant
4who is a State resident based on the institution's enrollment
5capacity unless 100% of the enrollment capacity is filled
6exclusively by students who are State residents.
7(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)
8    (110 ILCS 118/95)
9    (Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2025)
10    Sec. 95. Repeal. This Act is repealed on July 1, 2027 2025.
11(Source: P.A. 101-448, eff. 1-1-20.)".