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.

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.