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Applying to Oakton

Apply online or download the application form ($25 fee). 

The application and admission process varies if you are applying as:

Current students
Students who have taken a class within the last three years do not need to apply again.

Returning students
Students who have not taken a class within the last three years must apply again, however the application fee is waived.

Admission Requirements
To be admitted you must be 18 years of age or older. If you are under age 18, you must have graduated from an accredited high school, or hold a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.

More information is available for:


Note: Oakton limits connections from outside the U.S. to many of its systems, including myOakton. If you plan to be out of the country for part or all of a term, you will not be able to pay your bill, check your grades, register, or perform other transactions usually accessible through myOakton. In addition, some online classes are not accessible from outside the U.S.


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Enrollment Center

Des Plaines
Room 1860, 847.635.1700
Room A100, 847.635.1400

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Saturday: 9 a.m. - noon*

*Oakton is closed Friday through Sunday during the summer.

Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

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.)

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