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    Midwestern (AZCOPT) or ICO??

    Hi! I'm applying to both schools and I'm having trouble picking which school would be better for me. I thought I would go to ICO because a lot of the people I know went to or are going to ICO but when I visited Midwestern, I really liked their facility and the atmosphere there. ICO Adv: great...
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    Midwestern (AZCOPT) or Chicago (ICO)??

    Hi! I'm applying to both schools and I'm having trouble picking which school would be better for me. I thought I would go to ICO because a lot of the people I know went to or are going to ICO but when I visited Midwestern, I really liked their facility and the atmosphere there. ICO Adv: great...
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    My Interview Experience-ICO

    Hi everyone, I was searching for interview threads and I was thinking that threads like "Class of 2024" are really helpful. You just can go there and find much information from different students, and also share your information with others, therefore enriching the body of the thread more and...
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    ICO Supplementary Essay

    Hi guys! It's my first time posting here and I just have a question about the supplementary essay for ICO. Is there a maximum word count and if not, how long was yours? I would also appreciate any tips! Thank you! :)
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    ICO or PCO salus?

    I know there are posts comparing the 2 but I am looking for some updated recent feedback on the 2 schools. I was accepted at both and I already paid a deposit at one of them but I am wondering what you guys think about each school. My impression is PCO was a nicer school than ICO. PCO has brand...
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    ICO housing

    can anyone who lives off campus give some insight on housing please? I’m looking north of the campus, maybe south loop area? How would the commute be from southloop to campus via train and driving? Does anyone drive to campus? How is the parking and do you think using the train rather than...
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    PCO salus deposit extension

    hello, I was recently accepted to salus and my top choice(ICO) invited me to fill out my supplemental which I’m sure they’ll invite me for an interview. My question is, would salus give me an extension on the deposit due date? I want to interview at ICO before I make my final decision.
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    Revoking scholarships & acceptances?

    I posted something similar to this before but now I've finished my last semester and am starting my new one. So I've been accepted to ICO, NECO, both with $40k scholarships. I'm kind of worried because I dropped 3 classes in the fall, I was originally in 5 classes and so I'm only going to get a...
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    ICO or CCO Midwestern?

    Hi all, I'm having a really tough time choosing between ICO and Midwestern IL's CCO. What draws me to ICO is that it has been around for a long time and receiving a degree from there is reputable. I also loved Midwestern's school and faculty, but the drawback is that it is not fully accredited...
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    PCO vs ICO vs NECO

    Hi recently got accepted to PCO, ICO, and NECO. I'm having trouble deciding between which school to attend. If any first years or beyond or other people who recently got accepted could provide input that'd be great. Here's my reasoning for each school. 1. ICO Pros: - Offered a 40k...
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    ICO acceptance

    Hi all, I recently got accepted to ICO with a Trustees scholarship. In my letter it indicates that I need to complete microbiology and physics II, however it also says I need to obtain a bachelor degree? Initially I was hoping to obtain my degree, but since I changed my major I need to take 3...
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    ICO Decisions

    Has anyone heard back from ICO for the last round of interviews?
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    ICO Interview

    I'm interviewing at ICO and I was wondering if anyone had any tips/would be able to share their experience. Thanks!
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    CCO vs ICO vs NECO

    Hi all, I am new here, and though I have read through similar topic threads, I believe there is not much info on CCO. Plus, NECO has changed a lot recently adding a lot to their clinic which I think should be considered. I have got acceptance from all three schools. While I'm very grateful...
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    When does ICO notify you of acceptance?

    So I have an interview at ICO on Oct 18th and was wondering how soon they will let me know if I'm accepted or not. I got accepted into SCCO and have to pay a deposit by Oct. 22nd, so I'm hoping they let me know early because these are my top 2 schools.
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    5 acceptances and torn between 2 schools

    At this point I really like all of the schools I was accepted to and decided to narrow it down to NSUOCO in Oklahoma which only accepts roughly 28 students and ICO which has the largest (around 150). ANY opinions or help from current students or anyone applying from any of those schools would be...
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    NECO vs ICO?

    Hey guys! So I was accepted to NECO but also have an interview coming up with ICO and need to make some big decisions soon. Anyone have any thoughts, opinions or recommendations to share on which program I should choose?
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    ICO and NECO Curriculum

    Hi y'all!! I got accepted into a few optometry schools, but decided to attend NECO this coming fall. Since the acceptance, I have been reading a lot of student blogs regarding optometry school because, well, I want to know more and can't wait to start! I came across one student blog from ICO...
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    ICO coursework sheet

    Hi! I am filling out ICO's coursework sheet which instructs to list all science courses. I took an intro to engineering course, does this count as science? And how about the math courses? Thanks!
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    UMSL Part I board pass rates last year?

    Last year UMSL slipped a lot and had a board pass rate of 64% for part I. I'd really like to go to UMSL for financial reasons and because I like it in general but this is really concerning to me. If this proves to be a bad idea, I've also been accepted to ICO and UAB for this cycle so I have...
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    When do you get informed about scholarship offers from optometry schools?

    So I've seen on ICO's website that they offer a Presidential scholarship to incoming students. Does anyone know when applicants are told they've received this scholarships (or any scholarship from any school)? Also if you got a scholarship, what your stats were. Thank you!
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    NECO vs. ICO vs. IAUPR

    Hi everyone! I was recently doing some research on the schools I have been accepted to but I still can't decide which one I want to go to. So far I'm liking ICO better since their clinic is attached to the school and the residential complex is just right across the street, but I'm most worried...
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    ICO vs SUNY?

    I just got accepted to SUNY today, and already have been accepted at ICO and reserved a spot. I now have to make a difficult decision between the two. Cost wise they are comparable because I am out of state for both. I did receive a scholarship at ICO covering the cost of housing living in their...
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    ICO and NECO GPA calculations

    Soo.. on ICO and NECO websites it states the prerequisites that are needed to apply. However, some include courses like english, psychology and a social science. I'm just wondering for the science mean GPA would they strictly only use science courses or would it also then include the english and...
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    ICO vs. NECO

    Hey guys, So I am having a dilemma. I have been accepted to NECO around 2 weeks ago and I just interviewed at ICO two days ago. I haven't received an acceptance from ICO yet but they told us to start thinking about where you want to go if you were accepted since I only have 30 days and the...
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    Will I get in ?

    I just applied to NOVA, ICO and Waterloo. My Bsc Undergrad is being completed at McMaster University in Canada. OAT scores 360 TS ; 340 AA Current Overall OptomCas GPA 3.41 ; 3rd year was a 3.7 but im expecting my last year to be around 3.85 - 3.9 GPA What are my chances of getting into...
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    My OAT Scores and My Chances

    Hello Everyone, So I just wrote my OAT and I’m wondering if I could get your opinion on my chances. Keep in mind that I am a Canadian student with a GPA of 3.13 (there is a strong upward trend). I haven’t had a lot of shadowing time at an optometrist office but I plan to get at least 30 by...
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    Pros and Cons on Schools

    I am currently applying to four optometry schools (ICO, PCO, SCO, and SCCO) and wanted to start thinking of where I would personally rank them so that I can make a decision if accepted to more than one school. I understand that the best way is to visit these schools and learn but it never hurts...
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    Illinois College of Optometry class of 2020

    Hey everyone! Haven't seen a thread for ICO class of 2020 so I thought I would start one. Excited to meet everyone! Has anyone decided if they are going to be living in the RC or Off campus?
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    ICO late application HELP!!!!!!!

    I have a question... I took my OAT earlier in the semester and did not do as well as I wanted 290 but I am planning on retaking it after the 90 days are over, which is by mid January. I have a 3.5 GPA and I am an optician for about a year now with various involvement in clubs and organization as...