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Admission Prerequisites

Admission Prerequisites

The minimum qualifications are:

High school graduation or successful completion of the GED exam.

High School grade point average of C or better.

One year of high school or one semester of college:

  • Algebra (completed within the last 7 years) with a minimum grade of C (Oakton-MAT 140 or equivalent). Math assessment test may be required.
  • Biology (completed within the last 10 years) with a minimum grade of C (Oakton-BIO 101 or equivalent).
  • Chemistry (completed within the last 7 years) with a minimum grade of C (Oakton-CHM 101 or equivalent).

EGL (English) Writing Assessment Test (WSAT) placement into English 101 or proof of English 101.

EGL (English) Reading Native Compass test with a score of 77 or higher.

ACT score of 21, (20 if taken before 10/89) OR

Minimum of 12 college credit hours with a grade of "C" or better in three of the following four courses: BIO 231, BIO 232, CHM 121, CHM 122.

Interested students with foreign college credits should contact the registrar's office in the Des Plaines Enrollment Center (Room 1860) for information about possible transfer credit.

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Tony Churchill wasn’t sure what he wanted out of life. Then he enrolled at Oakton Community College—and discovered his passion.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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