Illinois Lawmakers Consider Universal College Admissions Bill

Feb 8, 2019

Illinois House lawmakers are discussing a universal college admission bill.

Under the legislation, students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and meeting test score requirements would automatically be admitted to any the state's public colleges or universities.

Representative Andre Thapedi of Chicago sponsors it.  He says this will boost minority enrollment.

But, critics...like the University of Illinois' Kevin Pitts...worry some of those students might not be prepared, regardless of their ranking.