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, smart watches) are allowed.  Devices 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

Academic Integrity

Please remember Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct when you take exams. This code prohibits:

  • cheating
  • 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.