U of I may join multi-school application system

January 18, 2012 2:36:57 PM PST
The University of Illinois may start using an application system that allows students to apply to a number of top schools at once.

And some high school counselors worry that this could eliminate spots at the university for in-state students.

Illinois is considering joining the common application consortium as part of a new enrollment plan.

Administrators who like the system say it gives universities access to a broader pool of applicants.

Those who oppose it say it could limit students, who are Illinois residents, access to the university.