Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications are:

High school graduation or High School Equivalency certificate

High School grade point average of 2.0 or higher

One year of high school or one semester of college:

  • Algebra (completed within the last 7 years) with a minimum grade of C (Oakton-MAT 140 or equivalent)
    Math assessment test may be required.
  • Biology (completed within the last 10 years) with a minimum grade of C (Oakton-BIO 101 or equivalent)
  • Chemistry (completed within the last 7 years) with a minimum grade of C (Oakton-CHM 101 or equivalent)

Foreign high school graduates or students with foreign college credits need to send English translated copies of their transcripts to Educational Perspectives, www.edperspective.org/oakton. Students with foreign college credits should request a catalog match.

Entry level competency for EGL 101 demonstrated by coursework or placement testing

Limited Enrollment Health Career Reading Placement test, taken at Oakton’s Testing Center. Required minimum score of 76 if taken prior to Oct. 15, 2018, or a required minimum score of 250 if taken after Oct. 15, 2018

ACT score of 21 or higher, or SAT score of 1060 or higher, or minimum of 12 credit hours from the following courses with a grade of C or better: Biology 231, 232, and Chemistry 121, 122

Cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or better