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Full Text of HB3218  102nd General Assembly

HB3218ham002 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Nicholas K. Smith

Filed: 4/9/2021

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 3218

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3218 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The University of Illinois Act is amended by
5changing Section 8 as follows:
 
6    (110 ILCS 305/8)  (from Ch. 144, par. 29)
7    Sec. 8. Admissions.
8    (a) (Blank).
9    (b) No In addition, commencing in the fall of 1993, no new
10student shall then or thereafter be admitted to instruction in
11any of the departments or colleges of the University unless
12such student also has satisfactorily completed:
13        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
14    the following 5 categories:
15            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
16        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2

 

 

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1        years may be collegiate level instruction;
2            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
3        and government);
4            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
5        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
6        fundamentals of computer programming);
7            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
8        agricultural sciences); and
9            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
10        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
11        Language), music, career and technical vocational
12        education, agricultural education, or art;
13        (2) except that institutions may admit individual
14    applicants if the institution determines through
15    assessment or through evaluation based on learning
16    outcomes of the coursework taken, including career and
17    technical vocational education courses and courses taken
18    in a charter school established under Article 27A of the
19    School Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and
20    skills substantially equivalent to the knowledge and
21    skills expected to be acquired in the high school courses
22    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of the
23    University of Illinois shall not discriminate in the
24    University's admissions process against an applicant for
25    admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
26    charter school established under Article 27A of the School

 

 

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1    Code. Institutions may also admit 1) applicants who did
2    not have an opportunity to complete the minimum college
3    preparatory curriculum in high school, and 2)
4    educationally disadvantaged applicants who are admitted to
5    the formal organized special assistance programs that are
6    tailored to the needs of such students, providing that in
7    either case, the institution incorporates in the
8    applicant's baccalaureate curriculum courses or other
9    academic activities that compensate for course
10    deficiencies; and
11        (3) except that up to 3 of the 15 units of coursework
12    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
13    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
14    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
15    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
16    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
17    (c) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
18recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
19coursework required by subsection (b).
20    (d) A student who has graduated from high school and has
21scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
22SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
23test as a prerequisite to admission.
24    (e) The Board of Trustees shall establish an admissions
25process in which honorably discharged veterans are permitted
26to submit an application for admission to the University as a

 

 

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1freshman student enrolling in the spring semester if the
2veteran was on active duty during the fall semester. The
3University may request that the Department of Veterans'
4Affairs confirm the status of an applicant as an honorably
5discharged veteran who was on active duty during the fall
6semester.
7(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
8    Section 10. The Southern Illinois University Management
9Act is amended by changing Section 8e as follows:
 
10    (110 ILCS 520/8e)  (from Ch. 144, par. 658e)
11    Sec. 8e. Admissions.
12    (a) No Commencing in the fall of 1993, no new student shall
13then or thereafter be admitted to instruction in any of the
14departments or colleges of the University unless such student
15also has satisfactorily completed:
16        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
17    the following 5 categories:
18            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
19        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
20        years may be collegiate level instruction;
21            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
22        and government);
23            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
24        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or

 

 

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1        fundamentals of computer programming);
2            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
3        agricultural sciences); and
4            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
5        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
6        Language), music, career and technical vocational
7        education, agricultural education, or art;
8        (2) except that institutions may admit individual
9    applicants if the institution determines through
10    assessment or through evaluation based on learning
11    outcomes of the coursework taken, including career and
12    technical vocational education courses and courses taken
13    in a charter school established under Article 27A of the
14    School Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and
15    skills substantially equivalent to the knowledge and
16    skills expected to be acquired in the high school courses
17    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Southern
18    Illinois University shall not discriminate in the
19    University's admissions process against an applicant for
20    admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
21    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
22    Code. Institutions may also admit 1) applicants who did
23    not have an opportunity to complete the minimum college
24    preparatory curriculum in high school, and 2)
25    educationally disadvantaged applicants who are admitted to
26    the formal organized special assistance programs that are

 

 

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1    tailored to the needs of such students, providing that in
2    either case, the institution incorporates in the
3    applicant's baccalaureate curriculum courses or other
4    academic activities that compensate for course
5    deficiencies; and
6        (3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
7    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
8    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
9    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
10    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
11    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
12    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
13recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
14coursework required by subsection (a).
15    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
16scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
17SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
18test as a prerequisite to admission.
19    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
20which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
21application for admission to the University as a freshman
22student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
23active duty during the fall semester. The University may
24request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
25status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
26was on active duty during the fall semester.

 

 

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1(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
2    Section 15. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
3changing Section 5-85 as follows:
 
4    (110 ILCS 660/5-85)
5    Sec. 5-85. Admissions.
6    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
7of the departments or colleges of the Chicago State University
8unless such student also has satisfactorily completed:
9        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
10    the following 5 categories:
11            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
12        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
13        years may be collegiate level instruction;
14            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
15        and government);
16            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
17        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
18        fundamentals of computer programming);
19            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
20        agricultural sciences); and
21            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
22        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
23        Language), music, career and technical vocational
24        education, agricultural education, or art;

 

 

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1        (2) except that Chicago State University may admit
2    individual applicants if it determines through assessment
3    or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the
4    coursework taken, including career and technical
5    vocational education courses and courses taken in a
6    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
7    Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills
8    substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills
9    expected to be acquired in the high school courses
10    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Chicago
11    State University shall not discriminate in the
12    University's admissions process against an applicant for
13    admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
14    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
15    Code. Chicago State University may also admit (i)
16    applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the
17    minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and
18    (ii) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are
19    admitted to the formal organized special assistance
20    programs that are tailored to the needs of such students,
21    providing that in either case, the institution
22    incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum
23    courses or other academic activities that compensate for
24    course deficiencies; and
25        (3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
26    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be

 

 

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1    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
2    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
3    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
4    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
5    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
6recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
7coursework required by subsection (a).
8    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
9scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
10SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
11test as a prerequisite to admission.
12    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
13which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
14application for admission to the University as a freshman
15student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
16active duty during the fall semester. The University may
17request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
18status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
19was on active duty during the fall semester.
20(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
21    Section 20. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
22by changing Section 10-85 as follows:
 
23    (110 ILCS 665/10-85)
24    Sec. 10-85. Admissions.

 

 

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1    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
2of the departments or colleges of the Eastern Illinois
3University unless such student also has satisfactorily
4completed:
5        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
6    the following 5 categories:
7            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
8        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
9        years may be collegiate level instruction;
10            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
11        and government);
12            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
13        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
14        fundamentals of computer programming);
15            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
16        agricultural sciences); and
17            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
18        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
19        Language), music, career and technical vocational
20        education, agricultural education, or art;
21        (2) except that Eastern Illinois University may admit
22    individual applicants if it determines through assessment
23    or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the
24    coursework taken, including career and technical
25    vocational education courses and courses taken in a
26    charter school established under Article 27A of the School

 

 

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1    Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills
2    substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills
3    expected to be acquired in the high school courses
4    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Eastern
5    Illinois University shall not discriminate in the
6    University's admissions process against an applicant for
7    admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
8    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
9    Code. Eastern Illinois University may also admit (i)
10    applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the
11    minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and
12    (ii) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are
13    admitted to the formal organized special assistance
14    programs that are tailored to the needs of such students,
15    providing that in either case, the institution
16    incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum
17    courses or other academic activities that compensate for
18    course deficiencies; and
19        (3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
20    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
21    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
22    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
23    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
24    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
25    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
26recognize their obligation to their students to offer the

 

 

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1coursework required by subsection (a).
2    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
3scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
4SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
5test as a prerequisite to admission.
6    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
7which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
8application for admission to the University as a freshman
9student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
10active duty during the fall semester. The University may
11request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
12status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
13was on active duty during the fall semester.
14(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
15    Section 25. The Governors State University Law is amended
16by changing Section 15-85 as follows:
 
17    (110 ILCS 670/15-85)
18    Sec. 15-85. Admissions.
19    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
20of the departments or colleges of the Governors State
21University unless such student also has satisfactorily
22completed:
23        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
24    the following 5 categories:

 

 

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1            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
2        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
3        years may be collegiate level instruction;
4            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
5        and government);
6            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
7        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
8        fundamentals of computer programming);
9            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
10        agricultural sciences); and
11            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
12        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
13        Language), music, career and technical vocational
14        education, agricultural education, or art;
15        (2) except that Governors State University may admit
16    individual applicants if it determines through assessment
17    or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the
18    coursework taken, including career and technical
19    vocational education courses and courses taken in a
20    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
21    Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills
22    substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills
23    expected to be acquired in the high school courses
24    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Governors
25    State University shall not discriminate in the
26    University's admissions process against an applicant for

 

 

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1    admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
2    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
3    Code. Governors State University may also admit (i)
4    applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the
5    minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and
6    (ii) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are
7    admitted to the formal organized special assistance
8    programs that are tailored to the needs of such students,
9    providing that in either case, the institution
10    incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum
11    courses or other academic activities that compensate for
12    course deficiencies; and
13        (3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
14    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
15    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
16    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
17    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
18    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
19    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
20recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
21coursework required by subsection (a).
22    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
23scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
24SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
25test as a prerequisite to admission.
26    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in

 

 

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1which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
2application for admission to the University as a freshman
3student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
4active duty during the fall semester. The University may
5request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
6status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
7was on active duty during the fall semester.
8(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
9    Section 30. The Illinois State University Law is amended
10by changing Section 20-85 as follows:
 
11    (110 ILCS 675/20-85)
12    Sec. 20-85. Admissions.
13    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
14of the departments or colleges of the Illinois State
15University unless such student also has satisfactorily
16completed:
17        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
18    the following 5 categories:
19            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
20        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
21        years may be collegiate level instruction;
22            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
23        and government);
24            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through

 

 

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1        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
2        fundamentals of computer programming);
3            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
4        agricultural sciences); and
5            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
6        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
7        Language), music, career and technical vocational
8        education, agricultural education, or art;
9        (2) except that Illinois State University may admit
10    individual applicants if it determines through assessment
11    or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the
12    coursework taken, including career and technical
13    vocational education courses and courses taken in a
14    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
15    Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills
16    substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills
17    expected to be acquired in the high school courses
18    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Illinois
19    State University shall not discriminate in the
20    University's admissions process against an applicant for
21    admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
22    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
23    Code. Illinois State University may also admit (i)
24    applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the
25    minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and
26    (ii) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are

 

 

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1    admitted to the formal organized special assistance
2    programs that are tailored to the needs of such students,
3    providing that in either case, the institution
4    incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum
5    courses or other academic activities that compensate for
6    course deficiencies; and
7        (3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
8    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
9    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
10    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
11    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
12    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
13    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
14recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
15coursework required by subsection (a).
16    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
17scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
18SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
19test as a prerequisite to admission.
20    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
21which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
22application for admission to the University as a freshman
23student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
24active duty during the fall semester. The University may
25request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
26status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who

 

 

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1was on active duty during the fall semester.
2(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
3    Section 35. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
4amended by changing Section 25-85 as follows:
 
5    (110 ILCS 680/25-85)
6    Sec. 25-85. Admissions.
7    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
8of the departments or colleges of the Northeastern Illinois
9University unless such student also has satisfactorily
10completed:
11        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
12    the following 5 categories:
13            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
14        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
15        years may be collegiate level instruction;
16            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
17        and government);
18            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
19        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
20        fundamentals of computer programming);
21            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
22        agricultural sciences); and
23            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
24        (which may be deemed to include American Sign

 

 

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1        Language), music, career and technical vocational
2        education, agricultural education, or art;
3        (2) except that Northeastern Illinois University may
4    admit individual applicants if it determines through
5    assessment or through evaluation based on learning
6    outcomes of the coursework taken, including career and
7    technical vocational education courses and courses taken
8    in a charter school established under Article 27A of the
9    School Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and
10    skills substantially equivalent to the knowledge and
11    skills expected to be acquired in the high school courses
12    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of
13    Northeastern Illinois University shall not discriminate in
14    the University's admissions process against an applicant
15    for admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
16    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
17    Code. Northeastern Illinois University may also admit (i)
18    applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the
19    minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and
20    (ii) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are
21    admitted to the formal organized special assistance
22    programs that are tailored to the needs of such students,
23    providing that in either case, the institution
24    incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum
25    courses or other academic activities that compensate for
26    course deficiencies; and

 

 

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1        (3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
2    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
3    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
4    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
5    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
6    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
7    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
8recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
9coursework required by subsection (a).
10    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
11scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
12SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
13test as a prerequisite to admission.
14    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
15which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
16application for admission to the University as a freshman
17student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
18active duty during the fall semester. The University may
19request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
20status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
21was on active duty during the fall semester.
22(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
23    Section 40. The Northern Illinois University Law is
24amended by changing Section 30-85 as follows:
 

 

 

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1    (110 ILCS 685/30-85)
2    Sec. 30-85. Admissions.
3    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
4of the departments or colleges of the Northern Illinois
5University unless such student also has satisfactorily
6completed:
7        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
8    the following 5 categories:
9            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
10        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
11        years may be collegiate level instruction;
12            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
13        and government);
14            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
15        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
16        fundamentals of computer programming);
17            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
18        agricultural sciences); and
19            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
20        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
21        Language), music, career and technical vocational
22        education, agricultural education, or art;
23        (2) except that Northern Illinois University may admit
24    individual applicants if it determines through assessment
25    or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the
26    coursework taken, including career and technical

 

 

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1    vocational education courses and courses taken in a
2    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
3    Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills
4    substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills
5    expected to be acquired in the high school courses
6    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Northern
7    Illinois University shall not discriminate in the
8    University's admissions process against an applicant for
9    admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
10    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
11    Code. Northern Illinois University may also admit (i)
12    applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the
13    minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and
14    (ii) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are
15    admitted to the formal organized special assistance
16    programs that are tailored to the needs of such students,
17    providing that in either case, the institution
18    incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum
19    courses or other academic activities that compensate for
20    course deficiencies; and
21        (3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
22    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
23    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
24    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
25    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
26    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).

 

 

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1    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
2recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
3coursework required by subsection (a).
4    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
5scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
6SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
7test as a prerequisite to admission.
8    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
9which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
10application for admission to the University as a freshman
11student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
12active duty during the fall semester. The University may
13request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
14status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
15was on active duty during the fall semester.
16(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
17    Section 45. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
18by changing Section 35-85 as follows:
 
19    (110 ILCS 690/35-85)
20    Sec. 35-85. Admissions.
21    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
22of the departments or colleges of the Western Illinois
23University unless such student also has satisfactorily
24completed:

 

 

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1        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
2    the following 5 categories:
3            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
4        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
5        years may be collegiate level instruction;
6            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
7        and government);
8            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
9        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
10        fundamentals of computer programming);
11            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
12        agricultural sciences); and
13            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
14        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
15        Language), music, career and technical vocational
16        education, agricultural education, or art;
17        (2) except that Western Illinois University may admit
18    individual applicants if it determines through assessment
19    or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the
20    coursework taken, including career and technical
21    vocational education courses and courses taken in a
22    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
23    Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills
24    substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills
25    expected to be acquired in the high school courses
26    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Western

 

 

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1    Illinois University shall not discriminate in the
2    University's admissions process against an applicant for
3    admission because of the applicant's enrollment in a
4    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
5    Code. Western Illinois University may also admit (i)
6    applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the
7    minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and
8    (ii) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are
9    admitted to the formal organized special assistance
10    programs that are tailored to the needs of such students,
11    providing that in either case, the institution
12    incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum
13    courses or other academic activities that compensate for
14    course deficiencies; and
15        (3) except that up to 3 of 15 units of coursework
16    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
17    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
18    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
19    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
20    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
21    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
22recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
23coursework required by subsection (a).
24    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
25scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
26SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency

 

 

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1test as a prerequisite to admission.
2    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
3which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
4application for admission to the University as a freshman
5student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
6active duty during the fall semester. The University may
7request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
8status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
9was on active duty during the fall semester.
10(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)".