U. of Ill. drops criminal background question from student application, but will still ask about past after admission decision

By: | December 10, 2019

Admissions applications to the University of Illinois campuses are no longer requiring students to disclose whether or not they have a criminal background.

A student-led “ban the box” coalition urged the university to remove questions about criminal and disciplinary history, saying it discouraged potential students from applying, the Champaign News-Gazette reported.

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