Admission

STEPS TO ENROLL

Certificate-seeking and Visiting Students

Step 1 Applying

  • Apply online
  • Access your New Student Portal to view your Admission Checklist and next steps!
  • Submit admission documents: transcripts (high school, college, AP, military) and Proof of Residency.

Step 2 Prerequisites

  • Submit a prerequisite override form for any class you plan to take that requires a prerequisite. them. Select "Next Steps" in your New Student Portal to learn more about the prerequisite process.

Step 3 Orientation

  • Online Orientation is required before you can register for classes. Orientation information is available in your New Student Portal on the "Next Steps" tab.

Step 4 Payment

  • Complete a FAFSA application. Apply online at fafsa.gov. Oakton's school code is 009896.
  • Apply for scholarships at oakton.edu/scholarships.
  • Sign-up for a payment plan or pay in full. Visit my.oakton.edu to sign up for a payment plan or pay in full. Payments can also be made in person at the Cashier at the Des Plaines campus.

STEPS TO ENROLL

Degree-seeking Students

Step 1 Applying

  • Apply online
  • Access your New Student Portal to view your Admission Checklist and next steps!
  • Submit admission documents: transcripts (high school, college, AP, military) and Proof of Residency.

Step 2 Placement

  • Complete placement in reading, writing, and math. Visit your New Student Portal for information on how to meet Oakton's placement requirements by SAT/ACT, High School GPA, prior college credit, or on campus placement testing.

Step 3 Orientation

  • Online Orientation is required after placement is completed.
  • An in-person Advising and Registration Workshop is required after online orientation is completed.
    (Orientation information is available in your New Student Portal after placement is met.)

Step 4 Payment

  • Complete a FAFSA application. Apply online at fafsa.gov. Oakton's school code is 009896.
  • Apply for scholarships at oakton.edu/scholarships.
  • Sign-up for a payment plan or pay in full. Visit my.oakton.edu to sign up for a payment plan or pay in full. Payments can also be made in person at the Cashier at the Des Plaines campus.

Make an appointment with the Student Recruitment and Outreach Office if you need further assistance or to arrange for a campus visit.

 

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