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Advising Services

Not sure what course to take next? Wondering how best to meet degree requirements? Whatever your educational aspirations, Advising Services is your “go to” place for help. We're committed to supporting the academic development of all Oakton students by providing high-quality services and support in a welcoming, unbiased environment.

Our skilled staff members are ready and willing to guide you along the road to student success -- whether you're seeking to upgrade your job skills or to transfer to a four-year institution. Advisors hold advanced degrees in student development theory and higher education, and stay on the cutting edge of the field through active membership in state and national professional organizations.

As you navigate Oakton and work toward your academic goals, remember: Advising Services is here to lend a hand. We look forward to working with you!

For additional information contact 847.635.1700 - Des Plaines or 847.635.1400 - Skokie.

Attention Students!  Mini Appointments Now Available

August 4-21, Advising Services will meet with students for same day 15-minute, “mini-appointments.” These appointments will function the same way that walk-ins have functioned in the past: students are only to use this option for quick questions (Fall 2015 course add/drop, probation holds, u.achieve questions, etc.). Students are required to visit the Enrollment Center at either the Des Plaines or Skokie campus to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor for that day. Students who need to speak with an advisor for long-term course planning, transfer questions, graduation questions, etc. are required to schedule a 30 minute appointment to meet with an advisor in September.  PLEASE NOTE: If you schedule a 15-minute appointment, you MUST arrive 15 minutes early to check in for your appointment. Any student who arrives more than 5 minutes late will be asked to reschedule their appointment. Appointments via phone will not be accepted.

Des Plaines, Skokie
Hold On!
If you have holds due to an outstanding balance, academic probation, library, or parking fines, you must take care of them BEFORE registering. To check your account, log on to myOakton and select the Student Services tab. Choose “Student Records,” and then “View Holds.” For more help contact the Enrollment Center at either campus.
Des Plaines, Skokie
Find out what you need to complete your degree or certificate with u.achieve!

Advising and Counseling office

Des Plaines campus
Room 1860
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847.635.1700

Hours*
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Skokie campus
Room A100
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
847.635.1400

Hours*
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For information, Contact Us.

* The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)