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.

Native English Accuplacer® Reading Assessment test taken at Oakton's Testing Center with a minimum score of 76 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.