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HF 1878

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/02/2017 12:47pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/01/2017

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to higher education; requiring automatic admission to public postsecondary
institutions for certain Minnesota students; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 135A.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [135A.0432] AUTOMATIC ADMISSION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Automatic admission. new text end

new text begin Each Minnesota public postsecondary institution
must admit an applicant to the institution as an undergraduate student in a baccalaureate
program if:
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new text begin (1) the applicant graduated with a grade point average in the top ten percent of the
applicant's high school graduating class;
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new text begin (2) the applicant graduated from high school in one of the two years preceding the
academic year for which the applicant is applying for admission;
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new text begin (3) the applicant graduated from a public or private Minnesota high school; and
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new text begin (4) the applicant was a resident of Minnesota for at least the past two years of the
applicant's period of attendance at the Minnesota high school.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applicant qualification. new text end

new text begin To qualify for admission under subdivision 1 of this
section, the applicant must:
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new text begin (1) submit an application before the expiration of the application filing deadline
established by the institution; and
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new text begin (2) provide a high school transcript or diploma that satisfies the requirements of
subdivision 1 of this section.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Other admissions. new text end

new text begin A graduating student who does not qualify for automatic
admission under subdivision 1 of this section may apply to any Minnesota public
postsecondary institution. The institution, after admitting students under subdivision 1, may
admit other applications for admission pursuant to the institution's standard admission
policies.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin University of Minnesota. new text end

new text begin The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota
is requested to adopt a policy implementing this section.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reporting requirement. new text end

new text begin By January 15 of each year, both the Board of Trustees
of the Minnesota State College and Universities and the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota must submit a report on automatic admissions to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the committees in the house of representatives and the senate with
jurisdiction over higher education finance and policy. The report must describe, in summary
form, the students admitted under subdivision 1 of this section including, but not limited
to, information regarding:
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new text begin (1) admission and matriculation;
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new text begin (2) retention;
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new text begin (3) academic performance;
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new text begin (4) program outcomes; and
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new text begin (5) demographic information including race, ethnicity, economic status, and geographic
distribution.
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Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
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new text begin Section 1 is effective beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.
new text end