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Getting started at Oakton is easy. Just follow these simple steps:
  1. Complete an application.
  2. Submit high school, GED, and/or previous college transcripts.
  3. Take the assessment tests, if applicable. Assessment tests are part of the advising process at Oakton. All students who intend to enroll in a math or English course must take an assessment test or provide transcripts (or appropriate ACT scores) demonstrating successful completion of classes at another college or university. The assessment tests help the College place students in the appropriate class level.
  4. Prepare to register for classes.
    • Traditional Age Students (recent high school graduates)
      You will receive a letter from the Office of Admissions assigning you a date to attend your Orientation and Registration program. These events begin mid June. At this event you will meet with an Advisor, plan your schedule and register for classes.
    • Adult Students
      Review the Adult Student Information Presentation to answer many of the basic questions about getting started at Oakton. After reviewing this information, contact the Advising and Counseling Center to make an appointment with an Academic Advisor. The Advisor will assist you in developing your course schedule and answer any remaining questions you have.
  5. Review the Oakton catalog for details about our academic programs, degree or certificate requirements, and course offerings.
  6. Complete necessary financial aid forms, if applicable.

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