Multiple Measures for Placement Program

If you graduated from an accredited Illinois public or private high school within the past three years, you could be eligible for a multiple measures placement.  This is a placement in college-level English if you have an unweighted cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher.  To qualify for a multiple measures placement, you must be new to Oakton in fall 2018.

Why multiple measures?
Using multiple measures for placement is part of a national movement to increase students’ access to college-level English courses where data shows they have the capacity to succeed.  Prior academic performance, as measured by high school grade point average, is the single best predictor of success in college-level courses.  This program uses unweighted cumulative high school grade point average to place recent high school graduates in reading and writing.

Am I eligible for multiple measures for placement?
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • New to Oakton in fall 2018 (students who previously enrolled in dual credit coursework at Oakton while in high school are eligible)
  • Have an unweighted cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Graduated from an accredited public or private Illinois high school in the past three years (in fall 2018, eligible students must have graduated from high school in 2016, 2017, or 2018)
  • Not have enrolled in any ESL/ELL courses during your last two years of high school

How do I receive a placement under this program?
Please submit your official high school transcript to the Enrollment Center for processing.  If you are applying to Oakton before you have graduated from high school, please submit your transcript once at least your 7th semester grades have been posted. 

Please contact the Enrollment Center if you have questions about multiple measures for placement.