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(110 ILCS 118/15)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2027)
(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; 102-187, eff. 1-1-22