Placement Test Schedule

What tests are available?

There are four placement exams:  Reading, Writing, General Math & Geometry.  Keep reading for specific information about the tests and how to prepare for them.

When and Where can I take them?

There are two options.  You do not need to make a reservation to take a test and you can test at either campus.  Please realize you may not be able to complete all the tests in one session.

  1. Walk-in.  Placement tests can be taken in the testing center at either campus during normal business hours (schedule below).   Please be aware that the testing centers may become very busy during peak times.  In those situations, we may not be able to give a placement test as current students who require exams for classes will have first priority.  Placement tests aren’t given in the testing center during finals because of the increased volume.   
    Skokie Campus Testing Center:  Room A135
    Des Plaines Campus Testing Center:  Room 2409

April 1 – May 3

Monday – Thursday:  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

May 4 – May 12

Finals – No placement testing in the testing centers

May 15 – May 26

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

When tests are taken in a testing center, please allow 24 – 48 hours for Reading and Math results to be posted and allow a week for WSAT (Writing) results to be posted.

  1. Group Testing.  Placement tests are also given on the following dates.  This is called group testing simply because a large group of people can take the tests at the same time.

Writing:  WSAT (Writing) tests are offered two times on each testing date and will begin promptly at the times listed below.  Late arrivals will not be admitted.  You will have 75 minutes to complete the test.

Campus

Day

Date

Times

 

Room

Results will
be posted

 

 

 

Sitting 1

Sitting 2

 

 

Skokie

Tuesday

April 18

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

P103

April 21

Des Plaines

Saturday

April 22

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

1625

April 25

Skokie

Saturday

May 6

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

A145

May 10

Skokie

Wednesday

May 17

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

P103

May 19

Des Plaines

Saturday

May 20

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

1625

May 25

Des Plaines

Tuesday

May 23

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

1625

May 26

What do you need on the day of the test?

  • Bring a photo ID
  • Know your Oakton ID number (B#)
  • Bring a pen

Reading and Math: The reading and mathematics tests are completed on a computer.  The tests are untimed.  It generally takes one hour to complete the reading test and around 2 hours to complete each math test.  Tests will be given during the times listed below. 

Campus

Day

Date

Times

 

Room

Results will be posted

 

 

Tests can be started anytime between

Testing session ends

 

 

Skokie

Tuesday

April 18

5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

P236

April 20

Des Plaines

Saturday

April 22

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

2631

April 25

Skokie

Saturday

May 6

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

P236

May 9

Skokie

Wednesday

May 17

5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

P236

May 19

Des Plaines

Saturday

May 20

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

2631

May 23

Des Plaines

Tuesday

May 23

5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.

2631

May 25

What do you need on the day of the test?

  • Bring a photo ID
  • Know your Oakton website login
    (your username and password)
  • Know your Oakton ID number (B#)
  • Bring a pencil

For more information, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.