SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm reading everyone's threads and getting worried over here. I finished and submitted my applications to UHCO, SCCO and SCO on November 30! Is it too late to get an interview? Some people are already accepted! Are the schools open during the Christmas break for me to call about the status of my application? UHCO is my first choice, but I'm worried they may not take me. I've only shadowed a few optometrists and my OAT is a 330. Also, how long do you shadow an optometrist before it is okay to ask him for a letter of recommendation? Just wondering and losing sleep over these things. Thanks!