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Start your journey at Oakton, and get a great education at a price you can afford. Oakton students choose from more than 80 degree and certificate programs and transfer to more than 650 four-year colleges and universities throughout Illinois – and beyond.


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 faculty and staff.

Student Profile

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Angel Pearson has defied the odds through determination and courage.

Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

Faculty Profile

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Most people would rather go to the dentist than speak in public. Robert Gynn, professor of speech and theater, makes the process a lot less painful.

Staff Profile

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Although my parents worked as laborers when I was growing up, they instilled in me a commitment to higher education.