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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.

Announcing Fall 2015 Walk-in Wednesdays every week of the fall term from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm!

Advising Services invites students to meet wtih Academic Advisors for short (15 minute) walk-in advising sessions to address quick questions.  Walk-in advising is appropriate if you need a quick response to questions about:

  • Fall 2015 class schedule
  • English/math placement results
  • Assistance in learning how to add/drop classes
  • Help in completing Enrollment Center forms (i.e. add/drop, course override, change of major, request for transcripts evaluation)
  • How to run a u.achieve report

Students should schedule a full half hour appointment to discuss more complex issues such as:

  • Transfer plans
  • Long term Education Planning
  • U.achieve interpretation
  • Selecting a major
  • Financial Aid Appeals/Cancellation
  • Academic Probation Advising
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
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Advising and Counseling office

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

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

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

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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.)



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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