What to Expect
What should you bring to an exam?
When arriving for any exam you should
- bring a photo ID
- know your Oakton ID number (most begin with a B)
- know your username and password for the Oakton intranet (myOakton)
- know your instructor's last name if you are taking a test for a class (online or on campus)
What else do you need to know?
- Only test takers are allowed in the Testing Centers, relatives and friends are invited to wait in a lounge area or cafeteria.
- No drinks (including water) are allowed in the Testing Centers
- No electronics (phones, fitness trackers, ear buds/headphones) are allowed. Devices must be left outside the testing room OR placed in a locked pouch for the duration of the exam.
- No watches are allowed. All watches must be left outside the testing room OR placed in a locked pouch for the duration of the exam.
- Backpacks, briefcases etc. need to be stowed on hooks or in the cubicles provided outside the testing room
- Coats should remain outside the testing room.
- Be prepared to complete exams without taking a break. Restroom visits should occur before entering the testing room.
Please remember Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct when you take exams. This code prohibits:
- plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation)
- falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth)
- helping others to cheat
- unauthorized changes on official documents
- pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you
- making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
- any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.