1. moonlight1342

    Stressed please help!

    Hey guys I am applying to this current cycle unfortunately I applied a bit late like around December 1st, because I wasn't sure to send with my old OAT scored from August which were 260 AA/250. I retook it on December 11th and got no difference basically with 270AA/260. My gpa after the...
  2. Leftpaw

    Screwed up my primary application. How damaging would it be if I’m “completed” by December / January?

    Hello. I wanted to ask the folks here a question. This morning, I found out that one of my transcripts on OptomCAS wasn’t sent. I did it today, but I still have to get my transcripts verified...and then my application verified, which will push me into November. After that, I have an OAT for...
  3. Leftpaw

    Is submitting OptomCAS sans OAT (taking it in November) near / at the end of September too late for admissions?

    Hello! To preface, I have a 3.2 cGPA and roughly a 3.0 sGPA. I haven't taken the OAT yet and I have years of experience at an eye clinic, which forms the backbone of my ophthalmic experience. I am still polishing up my OptomCAS and having my personal statement tweaked to perfection. However...
  4. preoptbear98

    Letters of Rec

  5. O

    HELP!! Shadowing/clinical experience during covid?!

    Hi guys! I just finished my third year of undergrad, and I was planning on applying for the 2020-2021 cycle, but now that corona stuff happened I'm worried about how I'm going to get my shadowing/experience hours in... Anyone have any ideas or advice on what I should do? Do you think schools...
  6. Tiff-of-knee

    experience contact info on OptomCAS

    What happens if I don't provide the contact info of my supervisors when filling in my "experiences" page? What happens if I don't hit "Yes" for the "Release Authorization (May we contact this organization?)" question? Is it favorable to provide contact info and Release Authorization? Thank you...
  7. ashmita23

    The worst that could happen during the OAT!!!!

    Hey guys! After balling my eyes out for the longest time, I have come to my senses and decided to come here for some advice. Here's the story... I went to the take the OAT this past Saturday. Got to Prometric on time, started my exam 30 minutes prior to schedule, it was all going great! I was...
  8. D

    Do I retake my OAT? Should I talk to the school?

    Hello, I just graduated from a school and am taking a gap year then going for optometry school. I always knew I wanted to do a gap year, but the last day of the deadline for SUNY and Salus I applied. I got an interview for both just a couple of days after submission. SUNY was my first interview...
  9. A

    OptomCAS Transcript Entry Problem

    When I go to enter classes I am unable to save them after inputting them into the transcript entry. Has anyone else had this problem? OptomCAS online help center has not proved to be helpful. Asking here before having to call the help center
  10. O

    Professor Co-Signed Letter of Recommendation by TA

    Hi everyone, I recently asked my TA from a science course to write me a letter of recommendation for OptomCas, and my professor agreed to co-sign it (however, he has never done something like that before). Can anyone else who has done something like this before for their application share some...
  11. E

    OptomCAS Transcript Entry

    Hi all, I'm having some difficulty entering my seminar-clinic pass/no pass classes I've taken during undergrad. I've read OptomCAS's Liaison's page, as well as extensive googling but I can't seem to find what others have done? I know that for classes you don't receive a grade in you can redeem...
  12. 6

    Is Math part of the science GPA for optometry?

    Hello I'm a college student that wants to go into the optometry field but I had a question about the science gpa. Is the science gpa just the BCP gpa or does it include math also? I know in many optometry schools they show the average science gpa but I wasn't sure if that included math as well...
  13. S

    Is nutrition part of science gpa?

    hey guys! I’m trying to calculate my science gpa and I’m not sure if I should add nutrition. I got some mixed responses when I called OptomCAS
  14. 2ndchanceopto


    I submitted all my applications but my LOR writer hasn't submitted my letter yet. I was wondering if the application is still considered complete and has been sent to the schools? I submitted other LORs through Interfolio as well. Thanks!
  15. E

    Do schools calculate their own gpa (prerequisite)?

    hey guys! Do you know any schools that do GPA calculations of their own other than the ones OptomCAS provides?
  16. C

    Do I even have a chance?

    OptomCAS calculated: cGPA = 2.91 sGPA = 2.66 I just want to know if I even have a chance. I take my OAT on the 20th of this month and I am pretty sure I can get well over 300 if I continue to slave myself for the next week and some change. I have over 2000+ hours of shadowing and working as a...
  17. P

    OptomCas Application Verification

    How long does it take for your application to be verified? Do you get a notification when that happens?
  18. S

    Please help:( question about repeated courses

    heu guys! I came across a recent thread on repeated courses and it kinda sent me into a panic mode. I’ve retaken my calculus course 4 times throughout undergrad at the same institution. Does OptomCAS only use the last attempt? Like do I put 0 for the first 3 attempts and give credit for the last...
  19. A

    optomcas personal statement question

    hi there!! does anyone know if we can recycle personal statements for each program? kind of a dumb question since (at least for the programs i'm applying to) the personal statement questions are either identical or wording is very similar. is there such a thing like you can't recycle what...
  20. S

    Letter of Evaluation Question

    Do you have to have all your letter in before submitting an application? I still need a letter from the optometrist but everything else is done. Does anyone know if you can submit the application and put the optometrist in at a later time to be included?
  21. P

    Letter of recommendation from OD you work with

    I work as an optician at a private practice. Am I allowed to ask the doctors I work with for a letter of rec?
  22. O

    sending application before taking the OAT

    Hi all, I will be finishing my application form at OptomCAS by the end of this month except for the OAT, which is due on October 15th. I was wondering if i could send the application to schools before I take the OAT, so they could start looking into my application, or do schools want the...
  23. S

    OptomCAS Verification without LORs

    I just submitted my application a couple of days ago. I designated 4 people to write me LOR and only 2 have submitted. The other 2 should be coming in the next week. Will this affect my verification process or how long until it’s verified?
  24. H

    Letter of Recommendation (from CC)

    Applying to optometry school! I went to a community college for 2 years where I did most of my prerequisites and transferred to a university (just finished my first year at university, going into my senior year). I haven’t be able to connect with my science professors at my university, so I...
  25. E

    Question about graph I found on OptomCAS

    hey guys, I found this graph on OptomCAS and I had a question. Does"offered" mean number of interviews offered or number of acceptances offered? I attached the pic of the graph
  26. O

    StraighterLine Credits

    Hello! I transferred schools and had to take a semester off from physically attending an institution during the transfer. During that time I took classes online through StraighterLine as the result of poor advice from an advisor (anyone reading this DO NOT take courses at StraighterLine, they...
  27. S

    Orgo section

    Any recommendation on how to study orgo for someone who hasn't taken orgo in like 4 years and remembers nothing. Thanks for any pointers!
  28. E

    Question about science gpa

    hey guys! I was a little confused about which science gpa optometry schools look at since there’s so many different categories for science gpa given by OptomCAS. Like there’s one for biology/life sciences, BCP, other sciences...
  29. D

    Letters of Recommendation HELP !

    Hello everyone, If you guys read my last post, you know I feel insecure and worried about applying to optometry school because I don't have the strongest of grades. I am asking people for letters of recombination, but I am having a tough time. I asked my Developmental Psychology Professor...
  30. D

    Will I get into SUNY Optometry?

    I am a junior Neuroscience major. I decided that I wanted to become an optometrist this past fall semester. I went to a community college as a freshman where I took biology and chemistry and starting my sophomore year I began to attend school at a high ranked 4-year university. My overall GPA...
  31. L

    Applicationstation background check?

    Did anyone else get this? Just received an email and when I logged in to the applicationstation site and it has a $150 background check fee. The part that confuses me is the email said I was being sent it because I was "conditionally accepted" to a school however it doesn't say what school, and...
  32. S

    Question about application process

    So I was wondering when would I start my application on the OptomCas? If I plan to apply for getting into fall of 2019? Does starting an application get deleted when new cycles begin or are they saved to be submitted into the cycle when you're ready?
  33. K

    Where is everyone going for Optometry School? Put in your vote!

    Hey y'all! I was just curious to see where everyone has decided to attend Optometry school for those of you who have made your final decision! I know theres already a thread where people are listing this information, but I figured a poll would make it easier to consolidate this into something...
  34. L

    Are there any specific instructions for evaluators on how to write the letter?

    I couldn't find anything online from what I can see. Anyone have any suggestions?
  35. M

    optomCAS transcript entry HELP

    So, i got en e-mail from optomCAS saying I had to re-do my transcript entry because I did not provide the correct prefixes for my courses. For example BIOL for biology or something like that... But on my transcript, the biology class is numbered by 03-55-140... there is no prefix associated with...
  36. M

    E-mailing optomCAS

    So, I've e-mailed optomCAS about 5 times and they have not responded to me once.... Ive been e-mailing them for about 2 months now and nothing... has anyone else had this problem?
  37. M

    ICO vs. Midwestern (CCO) vs. IU vs. MCO

    Any thoughts?
  38. M

    Transcripts sent to OptomCAS

    Hi guys! So I wasn't aware till later on that I had to send in my transcript in addition to manually adding them on optomCAS, so I sent over my transcript after I applied... So I sent over my transcript on Oct 18th, and was wondering if anyone knows how long it takes to arrive and to get...
  39. D


    Hello Everyone, I was hoping someone could help clarify something for me. As I was finishing applying on optomCAS, I noticed for NECO it asked if I had paid the supplemental fees, which I have not. I was wondering: 1) is this fee different than the optomcas fee? Because there are two deposits...
  40. M

    OptomCAS address

    Does anyone know if this is the address I have to send my transcripts to? OptomCAS P.O. Box 9119 Watertown, MA 02471 Tel: 617-612-2888