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Full Text of HB3218  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 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
17        years may be collegiate level instruction;
18            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
19        and government);
20            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
21        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
22        fundamentals of computer programming);
23            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or

 

 

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

 

 

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1    applicant's baccalaureate curriculum courses or other
2    academic activities that compensate for course
3    deficiencies; and
4        (3) except that up to 3 of the 15 units of coursework
5    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
6    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
7    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
8    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
9    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
10    (c) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
11recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
12coursework required by subsection (b).
13    (d) A student who has graduated from high school and has
14scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
15SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
16test as a prerequisite to admission.
17    (e) The Board of Trustees shall establish an admissions
18process in which honorably discharged veterans are permitted
19to submit an application for admission to the University as a
20freshman student enrolling in the spring semester if the
21veteran was on active duty during the fall semester. The
22University may request that the Department of Veterans'
23Affairs confirm the status of an applicant as an honorably
24discharged veteran who was on active duty during the fall
25semester.
26(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 

 

 

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1    Section 10. The Southern Illinois University Management
2Act is amended by changing Section 8e as follows:
 
3    (110 ILCS 520/8e)  (from Ch. 144, par. 658e)
4    Sec. 8e. Admissions.
5    (a) No Commencing in the fall of 1993, no new student shall
6then or thereafter be admitted to instruction in any of the
7departments or colleges of the University unless such student
8also 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 institutions may admit individual
2    applicants if the institution determines through
3    assessment or through evaluation based on learning
4    outcomes of the coursework taken, including career and
5    technical vocational education courses and courses taken
6    in a charter school established under Article 27A of the
7    School Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and
8    skills substantially equivalent to the knowledge and
9    skills expected to be acquired in the high school courses
10    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Southern
11    Illinois 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. Institutions may also admit 1) applicants who did
16    not have an opportunity to complete the minimum college
17    preparatory curriculum in high school, and 2)
18    educationally disadvantaged applicants who are admitted to
19    the formal organized special assistance programs that are
20    tailored to the needs of such students, providing that in
21    either case, the institution incorporates in the
22    applicant's baccalaureate curriculum courses or other
23    academic activities that compensate for course
24    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 15. The Chicago State University Law is amended by
22changing Section 5-85 as follows:
 
23    (110 ILCS 660/5-85)
24    Sec. 5-85. Admissions.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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1    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
2scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
3SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
4test as a prerequisite to admission.
5    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
6which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
7application for admission to the University as a freshman
8student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
9active duty during the fall semester. The University may
10request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
11status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
12was on active duty during the fall semester.
13(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
14    Section 20. The Eastern Illinois University Law is amended
15by changing Section 10-85 as follows:
 
16    (110 ILCS 665/10-85)
17    Sec. 10-85. Admissions.
18    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
19of the departments or colleges of the Eastern Illinois
20University unless such student also has satisfactorily
21completed:
22        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
23    the following 5 categories:
24            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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1application for admission to the University as a freshman
2student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
3active duty during the fall semester. The University may
4request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
5status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
6was on active duty during the fall semester.
7(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
8    Section 25. The Governors State University Law is amended
9by changing Section 15-85 as follows:
 
10    (110 ILCS 670/15-85)
11    Sec. 15-85. Admissions.
12    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
13of the departments or colleges of the Governors State
14University unless such student also has satisfactorily
15completed:
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 Governors State University may admit
9    individual applicants if it determines through assessment
10    or through evaluation based on learning outcomes of the
11    coursework taken, including career and technical
12    vocational education courses and courses taken in a
13    charter school established under Article 27A of the School
14    Code, that the applicant demonstrates knowledge and skills
15    substantially equivalent to the knowledge and skills
16    expected to be acquired in the high school courses
17    required for admission. The Board of Trustees of Governors
18    State 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. Governors State University may also admit (i)
23    applicants who did not have an opportunity to complete the
24    minimum college preparatory curriculum in high school, and
25    (ii) educationally disadvantaged applicants who are
26    admitted to the formal organized special assistance

 

 

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1    programs that are tailored to the needs of such students,
2    providing that in either case, the institution
3    incorporates in the applicant's baccalaureate curriculum
4    courses or other academic activities that compensate for
5    course 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 30. The Illinois State University Law is amended
3by changing Section 20-85 as follows:
 
4    (110 ILCS 675/20-85)
5    Sec. 20-85. Admissions.
6    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
7of the departments or colleges of the Illinois State
8University unless such student also has satisfactorily
9completed:
10        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
11    the following 5 categories:
12            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
13        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
14        years may be collegiate level instruction;
15            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
16        and government);
17            (C) 3 years of mathematics (introductory through
18        advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or
19        fundamentals of computer programming);
20            (D) 3 years of science (laboratory sciences or
21        agricultural sciences); and
22            (E) 2 years of electives in foreign language
23        (which may be deemed to include American Sign
24        Language), music, career and technical vocational

 

 

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

 

 

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1    required by paragraph (1) of this subsection may be
2    distributed by deducting no more than one unit each from
3    the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences
4    and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5
5    categories of coursework described in paragraph (1).
6    (b) When allocating funds, local boards of education shall
7recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
8coursework required by subsection (a).
9    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
10scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
11SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
12test as a prerequisite to admission.
13    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
14which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
15application for admission to the University as a freshman
16student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
17active duty during the fall semester. The University may
18request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
19status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
20was on active duty during the fall semester.
21(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
22    Section 35. The Northeastern Illinois University Law is
23amended by changing Section 25-85 as follows:
 
24    (110 ILCS 680/25-85)

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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1recognize their obligation to their students to offer the
2coursework required by subsection (a).
3    (c) A student who has graduated from high school and has
4scored within the University's accepted range on the ACT or
5SAT shall not be required to take a high school equivalency
6test as a prerequisite to admission.
7    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
8which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
9application for admission to the University as a freshman
10student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
11active duty during the fall semester. The University may
12request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
13status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
14was on active duty during the fall semester.
15(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
16    Section 40. The Northern Illinois University Law is
17amended by changing Section 30-85 as follows:
 
18    (110 ILCS 685/30-85)
19    Sec. 30-85. Admissions.
20    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
21of the departments or colleges of the Northern Illinois
22University unless such student also has satisfactorily
23completed:
24        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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1    (d) The Board shall establish an admissions process in
2which honorably discharged veterans are permitted to submit an
3application for admission to the University as a freshman
4student enrolling in the spring semester if the veteran was on
5active duty during the fall semester. The University may
6request that the Department of Veterans' Affairs confirm the
7status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
8was on active duty during the fall semester.
9(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)
 
10    Section 45. The Western Illinois University Law is amended
11by changing Section 35-85 as follows:
 
12    (110 ILCS 690/35-85)
13    Sec. 35-85. Admissions.
14    (a) No new student shall be admitted to instruction in any
15of the departments or colleges of the Western Illinois
16University unless such student also has satisfactorily
17completed:
18        (1) at least 15 units of high school coursework from
19    the following 5 categories:
20            (A) 4 years of English (emphasizing written and
21        oral communications and literature), of which up to 2
22        years may be collegiate level instruction;
23            (B) 3 years of social studies (emphasizing history
24        and government);

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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1status of an applicant as an honorably discharged veteran who
2was on active duty during the fall semester.
3(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15; 99-806, eff. 8-15-16.)