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Placement Test Schedule

Plan ahead for the summer and fall semesters. Summer eight-week classess begin June 8; fall semester begins August 24.

These tests are prerequisites for your first math or English course.

Writing

The writing test is 75 minutes and will begin promptly at the time listed below.

July 29, 4 p.m.
Room 1625 Des Plaines

August 3, 1 p.m.
Room C111 Skokie

August 5, 4 p.m.
Room 1608 Des Plaines

August 10, 1 p.m.
Room C120 Skokie

August 12, 4 p.m.
Room 1608 Des Plaines

August 17, 1 p.m.
Room C120 Skokie

August 19, 4 p.m.
Room 1608 Des Plaines


Reading

The COMPASS reading test is untimed and will begin promptly at the times listed below.

July  30, 6 p.m.
Room 2629 Des Plaines

August 3, 2 p.m.
Room P236 Skokie

August 6, 6 p.m.
Room 1836 Des Plaines

August 10, 2 p.m.
Room P236 Skokie

August 13, 6 p.m.
Room 1836 Des Plaines

August 17, 2 p.m.
Room P236 Skokie

August 20, 6 p.m.
Room 1836 Des Plaines

Math

The COMPASS math test is untimed and will begin at the times listed below.

July 30, 7 p.m.
Room 2631 Des Plaines

August 3, 3 p.m.
Room P233 Skokie

August 6, 7 p.m.
Room 1837 Des Plaines

August 10, 3 p.m.
Room P233 Skokie

August 13, 7 p.m.
Room 1837 Des Plaines

August 17, 3 p.m.
Room P233 Skokie

August 20, 7 p.m.
Room 1837 Des Plaines

If you have ACT scores, you may use them for placement.

  • Official ACT reports must be submitted to the Enrollment Center.
  • With a score on the ACT English test of 20 or higher, you will be placed in English 101 and are exempt from the Oakton writing placement test. 
  • With a score on the ACT Reading test of 20 or higher, you are exempt from the Oakton reading placement test unless the Compass Reading test is required for a limited enrollment program.
  • If you graduated from the Glenbrook, Niles, Evanston Township, Northridge Prep, or Maine Township high schools, contact the math advisor at mathplace@oakton.edu or call 847.376.7110, for the option of direct placement into a math course.

 

When classes are in session

Des Plaines
Room 2409
847.635.1939

Skokie
Room A135
847.635.1446

Fall and Spring Semester Hours*
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Closed Friday, May 29

Summer Semester Hours (June & July)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Interim Hours (Between Semesters)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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