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Placement Test Schedule


Registration for summer classes begins March 23.

Scheduled group tests will begin March 10.

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

 

You may take your placement tests in the Testing Center at either:

Des Plaines Campus – Room 2409

Ray Hartstein Campus – Room A135


Remember:

  • Test results are valid for two years.

  • No walk-in testing May  1- 18.

  

 TESTING CENTER HOURS

 Mon - Thurs                   8 a.m.  –  8 p.m.

   Friday                           8 a.m.  –  5 p.m.

  Saturday                     10 a.m.  –  2 p.m.

(when classes are in session)

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO TEST?
  • Be sure you have submitted an application for admission to Oakton.

  • You must know your Oakton I.D. number and show a photo I.D.

 
HOW LONG DO THE TESTS TAKE?
  • The math and reading tests are untimed and taken on computer. 

  • The average time for these tests are 30 minutes although some may take as long as an hour.

  • The writing test is 75 minutes.

 
WHEN WILL THE TEST RESULTS BE READY?
  • Math and reading test results are ready immediately.

  • English writing test results will usually be ready within a week.             

 
*If you have ACT scores, you may use them for placement.  ACT scores do not expire for English.
  • 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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