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  1. Mr.Smile12

    Optometry Virtual Fair June 2, 2022

    From ASCO (I hope the hyperlinks work). Spread the word! COME JOIN US! Learn all about the great career of optometry and all about the Doctor of Optometry programs in one place! It is EASY to register for this FREE event. Save your valuable time by meeting with school representatives in...
  2. C

    PUCO Second deposit

    Hi Everyone, I interviewed with PUCO in January and was placed on the waitlist. Does anyone know how much movement their waitlist normally sees? Also, is there a day that a second deposit is due for accepted students?
  3. C

    Pacific University Optometry alternate list

    Hi everyone, I interviewed with Pacific university’s optometry school in January and was put on the alternate list. Does anyone have any idea what the likelihood of me getting in is or when they start touching the alternate list pool?
  4. Leftpaw

    Chance at getting into another school after suspension / dismissal

    Hello. As explained in another thread, I was dismissed from optometry school at the end of my 1st Year Fall Semester for academic reasons - failed one lab and lecture. I attempted to appeal and that fell through - the committee upheld my suspension. I was wondering how likely it could be to...
  5. B

    Trying to Overcome Anxiety/Panic Disorder in First Year

    I’m a first year optometry student, currently in my second semester. I worked so hard to be in this position, spent years working as a tech and fell in love with this field. I also have anxiety/panic disorder that I’m medicated for (at max dose for my antidepressant), have had therapy for, etc...
  6. Y

    SCCO offering acceptances & interviews still?

    Hello! Is anyone still receiving interview invites/acceptances for SCCO right now? If so, which dates?
  7. E

    7 w’s on transcript

    I’m currently a sophomore in college I’m taking gen chem with the lab and stats I was taking bio 1 with the lab but had to drop both because it was too much and I haven’t slept in 2 days!!! I can’t keep doing it and I wasn’t learning the material. Upon dropping I noticed I now have 7 w’s on my...
  8. Leftpaw

    Dismissed from Optometry School for Academic Reasons. Need Advice.

    I am in a predicament: **** has dismissed me for academic reasons during my first year / first semester. I failed one lecture and one lab (only passed the other courses), appealed to the academic committee and failed the appeal. After crying and gnashing my teeth for a few days (I take...
  9. A

    Am I on track?

    Hello. Recently had a dramatic mid-life crisis that led me to completely change paths on what I wanted to pursue in the future. Which of course leads me here to the threads for Pre-Optometry. Just wanted to be sure if I'm on track for when I apply and what I could be doing to be more comfortable...
  10. B

    350AA/360TS My Oat Breakdown

    Hello! I took my OAT last week and was pleasantly surprised with my scores. I wanted to share how I studied, my scores, and what resources I used. My scores the first score is what my average practice score was and the second is my actual OAT score. Quantitative Reasoning: 270 -> 350 Reading...
  11. Leftpaw

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  12. D

    Best OAT Resource for Me (Current OPT 1)

    Hey guys I am a current OPT1 who just finished their first round of midterms. I wanted to make a post on here now that school has slowed down a bit. I used SDN a lot when I was preparing for the OAT/applying to schools. I used Chad’s videos a lot at first, which were helpful for understanding...
  13. C

    Michigan College of Optometry Interview Questions

    Hello! I recently applied to the Michigan College of Optometry. I'm wondering if anyone knows a general timeline for when I should expect to hear back about an interview? I have reached out to a couple optometry students that are currently enrolled now, and they both received interviews...
  14. O

    Help! IUSO vs. OSUCO

    I’ve been accepted to both IU and OSU and I’m having a hard time deciding between them. I’m from Florida so distance from family is about the same. OSU is less expensive because of the in-state tuition after the first year and I was really impressed by their new facilities and faculty. But IU...
  15. Leftpaw

    1st Year Midterms and Managing Expectations (Warning: slight rant)

    Hello. Today, I finished my last midterms...and I'm mentally dead. Despite clocking in tons of hours for the finals, the scores were all over the place: barely passing, passing (but not excelling) and some that surprisingly turned out well. I really wanted all of them to be decent (was used...
  16. Leftpaw

    Working...but not running your own business? - Options

    Hello! I was lucky enough to get selected by an optometry school (a decent one to boot) and will be entering that realm in a few weeks. I'm keeping my eyes open for the myriad of opportunities available to those in the optometric field. I do have a question though. For now, I'm not very fond...
  17. J

    Applying Optometry School with these stats?

    I had made a previous post about an upcoming OAT and here's how I did: QR 390 RC 350 Bio 340 GenChem 340 OChem 340 Physics 350 TS 350 AA 350 I'm pretty happy with the scores - i've never had more anxiety from an exam and i'm relieved it's over. I'm applying this upcoming cycle and would...
  18. J

    OAT in 1 week, Advice?

    My OAT is in 1 week. I’ve spent probably 4 months studying on top of working full time. Ive taken several practice exams and took the ADA practice exam today. I was hoping to score a LOT better and I’m very discouraged especially with my physics score. Bio/GenChem/Ochem/Physics/RC/QR KAPLAN 1...
  19. Leftpaw

    Got into UHCO - looking to work in CA in the future (CA native)

    Hello! To start, I recently got off the waiting list at UHCO and was sent an offer of acceptance from the institution. While I haven't formally accepted yet (the deadline hasn't expired), I am just elated at the opportunity the school has given me with this acceptance. That being said, I have...
  20. T

    Optometry Practice for Sale - California Central Coast - PRICED TO SELL

    This is a tremendous opportunity to purchase a turnkey practice at a price substantially below its market value. Located in one of the best coastal towns California. Annual revenue of $700,000+ with high owners net on 3 doctor days per week. 2,500 SF office space with 3 exam rooms, 2 pre-test...
  21. E

    Canadian 4th Year looking to apply to Optometry School in US

    Hi guys, kinda nervous to be positing on here but i really need some advice. I'm currently a 4th year Canadian student studying in a science background and I've only recently realized I wanted to pursue optometry so I'm a bit behind compared to most pre-opt people. I had a bit of a difficult...
  22. BillyBobHorton

    Applications for HPSP

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone else has applied for the HPSP with the Navy this spring and is waiting to hear back or has heard back. I thought the selection committee met on March 22 or so, but maybe that's not enough time to have made selections and told the applicants. I'm in my first...
  23. Leftpaw

    UHCO Admittance Chances Around Now?

    Hello! I just recently finished my interview with UHCO. I quite like the school with its myriad of research opportunities and plethora of clinical chances. I was overall surprised that I got an interview for this school since my numbers are slightly below their expectations - my work experience...
  24. S

    Help with NBEO Part 1

    Hello! I need some advice.. so I finished KMK almost twice now, and i've been doing alot of optoprep. I finished all the practice questions, and now im on the timed exams. I've been doing half exams, but i keep getting 50-60% on them!! it's really frustrating. is this a cause for concern? i know...
  25. B

    State License Exam

    Can someone help me understand what the written & oral licensing state exams consists of? Is it the practicing laws within that state?
  26. lynn503

    Letter of Recommendation

    Hi everyone, I want to apply to upcoming cycle but I wasn't able to find an optometrist to shadow. I noticed that a lot of schools require an LORs from optometrist and I was wondering if LOR can be submitted later. So when should you submit LORs? Can you get interviews before you submit your LORs?
  27. L

    OD graduate in the PH, thinking of going into Opticianry or OD in Canada

    Hello, everyone! I have recently graduated from one of the Optometry schools in the Philippines, and am looking into working in Canada. I believe it is not possible/easy to work there without taking a bridging program so I'm thinking of studying again. However, I'm not that confident in my...
  28. Leftpaw

    Berkeley Optometry Admissions Question

    Hello! I applied to UC Berkeley's Optometry Program and I have a few questions: -I completed my application prior to the November 30 deadline. Thus, my interview notification date is January 4. Does this mean that is when the committee will make a decision to give me an interview or will...
  29. Leftpaw

    Going to interview with UIW soon. Any advice?

    Hello! I was given an opportunity to interview with UIW's Optometry program. I was curious if anybody has interviewed with them already. If so, what are some nuggets of advice and questions I should expect from the interviewers? Thank you very much!
  30. oceanviewer 80

    Help Choosing a School!

    I need help haha. I got into Salus, IU, UAB, Nova, and hopefully will be accepted to SCO as well! I am a resident of Florida so Nova is closest but I am not too interested aside from it potentially being the cheapest if I do receive a scholarship. I've narrowed it down to UAB, Nova, and SCO if I...
  31. Leftpaw

    Very medicore OAT. Need advice (WAMC).

    Hello! I would like some advice from the good people of this forum concerning my OAT results, which I got back yesterday. My cGPA is 3.2 and my sGPA is a bit below that (ditto with my pre-reqs - my post-bacc years-long repair process mostly focused on upper divisions). My biggest strength is...
  32. V

    Western U

    Hi everyone! I have an interview with Western U coming up. I’ve been hearing a lot of things that lead me to believe attending this school would not be the safest option for. Has anyone attended or is currently attending Western U that can tell me about their experiences living in Pomona,CA?
  33. 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...
  34. K

    OAT Experience: August 2020

    Hi! I utilized SDN / Reddit A LOT when studying for my OAT and locating potential resources, so I thought I would do the same! Plus, I kinda want to get out of Biochem studying for now. Alright, so I took the OAT back in August. A little bit about me: 3.86 GPA / 3.75 Science Optometric...
  35. Leftpaw

    Under 3.0 sGPA. Still viable for a good optometry school?

    Hello! From calculating my GPA, I ran into a problem - my sGPA is right under 3.0...like a really high 2.9. To explain this number, the sGPA was raised from a lower level by a massive post-bacc effort, which spanned for years, that consisted of many upper-division science courses with hundreds...
  36. K

    Question about retaking classes and post-bacc (low gpa)?

    Hey! I'm currently a senior and was planning on applying to optometry school next summer. However, I have realized that my science gpa is too low and retaking some bio/chem classes is probably what I should do. I also will not graduate Spring 2020 because of some personal issues I had before and...
  37. FutureOptometrist01

    Interviews

    Hey, everybody! Currently a pre-optometry student with two virtual interviews coming up. One is open and the other is closed file. Would love any tips/advice for how to best prepare! Thank you!
  38. j-s

    July 2020 OAT experience - it went well! (detailed post)

    Hello everyone! I took my OAT yesterday and it went well. This community (as well as Reddit) has been tremendously helpful so I wanted to share my experience in case anyone needs it. I, like many people who are applying right now, had my test canceled/pushed back many times. My test was...
  39. preoptbear98

    Letters of Rec

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  40. P

    Question about Eyeglass Prescription

    I had an eye exam appointment this past Tuesday. The OD said that my prescription would be emailed to me. A few days went by and I did not receive it. I called multiple times asking for the prescription, and they kept saying that it would be sent to me soon. They finally sent it to me only after...
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