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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.

 

May 20, 4 p.m.
Room P103 Skokie

May 28, 4 p.m.
Room P103 Skokie

June 3, 4 p.m.
Room P103 Skokie

June 4, 5 p.m.
Room 1604 Des Plaines

Reading

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

 

May 20, 5 p.m.
Room P236 Skokie

May 28, 5 p.m.
Room P235 Skokie

June 3, 5 p.m.
Room P236 Skokie

June 4, 6 p.m.
Room 2629 Des Plaines

June 11, 6 p.m.

Room 2629 Des Plaines

June 15, 2 p.m.

Room P236 Skokie

June 18, 6 p.m.

Room 2629 Des Plaines

June 25, 6 p.m.

Room 2629 Des Plaines

Math

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

 

May 20, 6 p.m.
Room P237 Skokie

May 28, 6 p.m.
Room P237 Skokie

June 3, 6 p.m.
Room P237 Skokie

June 4, 7 p.m.
Room 2633 Des Plaines

June 11, 7 p.m.

Room 2631 Des Plaines

June 15, 3 p.m.

Room P233 Skokie

June 18, 7 p.m.

Room 2631 Des Plaines

June 25, 7 p.m.

Room 2631, 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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