SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi everyone, On the University of Waterloo School of Optometry website, http://www.optometry.uwaterloo.ca/prospective/od/academicrequirments.htm it's stated that "Due to the rigorous nature of the full course load of the Optometry program, the Optometry Admissions Committee also prefers applicants to be taking a full course load (five courses per term) during their BSc studies." My question is, how important is this criteria for applicants? If you were accepted into Waterloo, did you meet this criteria? If I take 4 courses per term in the fall and winter sessions, then take a couple courses in the summer session, would this make a difference? Does this same course load criteria apply to schools in the USA? Thanks for your responses!