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In a world of limitless knowledge, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily we’re here to help; find out more about the ways in which Oakton is dedicated to helping students achieve success.

Student Success

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TRiO is a federally funded program providing free academic advising, transfer assistance, financial guidance, math tutoring, and college success strategies to eligible students.

Follow these steps to attend Oakton

Apply
The admission process varies if you are enrolling in a health career program, or applying as an international or concurrent student.

Submit Transcripts
Send your official high school or GED transcript, as well as official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.

Complete Financial Aid Forms

Submit Proof of Residency

Prepare to Register

Register

Pay Tuition & Fees

Buy Books

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In today’s high-pressure world, you need an education that prepares you to face the future with both skills and practical know-how. That’s why Oakton’s 80 areas of study teach not only theories, but also how to apply them. Our stellar faculty combine impressive academic credentials with real-world experience. Whether your focus is business or science, sociology or nursing, an Oakton education will prepare you for a relevant—and successful—future.

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Take a quick look at what our students are up to and how our alumni are succeeding. Or get to know our ingenious faculty and staff.

Student Profile

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Having triumphed in the face of adversity, Marie Fleurima paves a way toward a brighter future.

Alumni Profile

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After dropping out of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Nick Frankel embarked on a soul-searching journey.

Faculty Profile

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From working with homeless children to her current position, Sheila Maloney throws her heart into early childhood education.

Staff Profile

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Brazilian native Elena Couto’s passion for alumni began the moment she arrived at college.