Admissons Office Subject File, 1950-2007
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Brief Description: Office of Admissions subject file includes correspondence, statistics, memos, and reports regarding admission and enrollment at the University of Illinois, admission and recruitment of minorities and women fees, tuition, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Registration by Mail (RBM) (1978-86), statistics on freshman, the Data Book on Illinois Higher Education (1986-89, 1991-92), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (1978-81), and statistics on ACT and SAT test scores.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 25/2/5
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Admissions and Records
Volume: 8.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/22/04
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2502005.pdf
Arrangement: Alphabetical, chronological thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Admissions and Records :

Colleges and departments handled admissions until 1893, when the Board of Trustees established the office of registrar. The registrar was to "conduct the general correspondence with persons desiring admission to the university, conduct the correspondence and keep the records concerning the accredited schools and honorary scholarships and accredited school scholarships" and arrange for scholarship examinations, examine persons wishing to enter the university, have charge of registration of students, keep all records of attendance and standings of students, make out and sign all matriculation and dismissal papers and prepare diplomas.1 In 1913, the positions were separated and a Registrar was named.2 On August 5, 1947, the Trustees changed the title of the Registrar's Office to Office of Admissions and Records.3 On May 22, 1956, the position of Dean of Admissions was created. He was responsible for all the functions and services of the Office of Admissions and Records, which included a broad scope of service to the state in secondary and higher education.4 In 1965, a Director of Admissions and Records was appointed for each campus.5 In September 1967, the Director's Office assumed responsibility for the Champaign-Urbana campus, which had formerly been exercised by the Dean of Admissions and Records. Assistant Directors were responsible for human relations and equal opportunities, personnel, publications, internal operations and pre-college programs and residency determination.6 In 1980, assistant directors were responsible for admissions, admissions information, central services, development, international admissions, minority articulation, records, registration and school-college relations.7

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 17th Report, September 12, 1893, p. 175.

2. Ibid., 27th Report, October 4, 1913, pp. 661-62.

3. Ibid., 44th Report, August 5, 1947, p. 495.

4. Ibid., 48th Report, May 22, 1956, p. 1055.

5. Ibid., 53rd Report, November 18, 1965, p. 905.

6. Staff Directory, 1968/69, p. 14.

7. Student-Staff Directory, 1980-81, p. 10.

Access Restrictions: Some files include social security numbers and are restricted.
Subject Index
A C T Tests
Admissions
Admissions and Records Office
Enrollment
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974
Freshmen
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]