Admissions Review Commission

Final Report

On August 6,2009, after eight weeks of fact-gathering and analysis, the Admissions Review Commission issued its Report to the Governor.  The Report outlines the Commission's findings and proposes a series of recommendations for improving the fairness and transparency of the University of Illinois' admissions process.  To read the Full Report, please click on the link below:

Independent Panel to Review State University Admissions Process

On June 10, 2009, Governor Pat Quinn signed an Executive Order creating the Admissions Review Commission.  Commission members, seven public-minded Illinois citizens with stellar reputations and diverse professional experiences, will review claims that certain applicants to the University of Illinois received special treatment based on political connections and recommend reforms to improve the fairness and transparency of the admissions process.

The Commission, after conducting public meetings, will submit a written report outlining its examination and recommendations by August 8, 2009.  Members of the public are encouraged to use this website to learn about the work of the Commission and to provide their own ideas for improving the admissions process of State universities.  In the words of Governor Quinn, "We all have a stake in the University of Illinois and this independent review will erase any questions and guarantee its reputation as a center of higher learning and achievement."