Enrollment Center

The Enrollment Center is where you can get help with admission, financial aid, advising, registration and student records. We will point you in the right direction via the appropriate department or directly provide answers and resources for various common student needs.

Oakton's Enrollment Center services include assistance with the admission application and enrollment processes, meeting with an academic advisor, paying for college and submitting tuition payments. You can also find support with updating your student record or ordering an Oakton transcript, as well as registration and submitting a transcript. Support for first-generation students and career and transfer planning are available upon enrollment at Oakton.

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.
  • 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.

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. Then, 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.
  • 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.

Track Degree Progress with uAchieve®

Want to check on your progress toward your degree or certificate? Use uAchieve® to evaluate your courses, grade point average, remaining program requirements and more to generate a report. Your advisor and Oakton’s Registrar Services will use your report for reference and as an official evaluation tool when you are ready to graduate.

Learn More About uAchieve®

Contact Us

If you have any questions along the way, reach out to our team to get answers. Remote and in-person services are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

*Limited services every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and the first Friday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Enrollment Center
Des Plaines
847.635.1700
Room 1860
enrollmentcenter@oakton.edu

Skokie
847.635.1700
Room A100
enrollmentcenter@oakton.edu