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    Alternate List/ Waitlist Post Interview for MWU AZCOPT Class of 2024

    Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone else was placed on an alternate list/ waitlist for class of 2024 after interviewing at Midwestern's optometry program in Arizona. -If so, how long did it take for you to come off the list (if you did come off)? -Is it because all the seats filled up for...
  2. O

    SCCO vs. UC Berkeley

    Hi everyone, I just got into both SCCO and UC Berkeley for the class of 2024 :) But I am very torn between the two so any insight would be extremely helpful! SCCO Pros: - can save money on commuting; college is only 15 min away and clinic is even closer at 8 min away - great city/feel...
  3. A

    My Interview Experience - Salus (PCO)

    Hello, I saw someone else do it for other schools and I figured we might as well get one for Salus optometry students because I could not find another like this! These threads tend to be super helpful and I want to continue that thread of mixing interviews with "class of 2024" threads to allow...
  4. O

    My Interview Experience-NSUCO

    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...
  5. H

    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...
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    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
  7. SleepyGene

    Does Optometry school require the extra 'fluff' for applications like med school?

    Currently I am pre-med finishing up my 2nd year of uni and after doing a lot of research into the application process it seems i'm going to have to dedicate quite a bit of time just to fluff my application. From what im reading pre-meds are completing hundreds of volunteer hours, months of...
  8. B

    What are my chances? (low GPA)

    Hi there, Currently applying to optometry school and curious about my chances. Overall GPA: 2.9 Science GPA: 2.61 OAT: 340 AA/ 340 TS I have about 300 hours of optometric work/shadowing experience and 400 hours of volunteer experience. Anyone know if there's even a chance for me to get an...
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    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...
  10. J

    Graduate in August, plan to immediately return as non-degree seeking

    So I'm currently an undergraduate senior graduating in summer with two dual degrees in Health Sciences and Economics. I came into college wanting to pursue healthcare, but having incredibly poor confidence when it came to science. Thus, used business as a cushion and pursued an economics degree...
  11. R

    Cheapest Optometry schools for Canadians and Scholarship

    Hi I'm a 4th year Canadian student and I've applied to NECO, ICO, Indiana, and Salus. I've gotten interviews from all schools, and have already attended Salus' interview. I want to know which schools are cheapest for Canadians, and if there is cheaper schools not on my list please list them as...
  12. R

    Cheapest Optometry school for Canadians & Scholarships

    Hi I'm a 4th year Canadian student and I've applied to NECO, ICO, Indiana, and Salus. I've gotten interviews from all schools, and have already attended Salus' interview. I want to know which schools are cheapest for Canadians, and if there is cheaper schools not on my list please list them as...
  13. ElyssaGabrielle

    B.A vs B.S in Biology for Optometry School

    Hello! I recently switched to a B.A in biology due to my hours accumulated in Spanish and because I have interest in taking some business courses and this would allow for it. I currently have a 3.45 GPA and will be taking the OAT this summer and start applying. I was wondering if there's any...
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    I'm applying for optometry over the summer, so I'm just over here gathering some info about different schools! Just as background info, I'm from Canada and it seems like IAUPR tuition is lower (does anyone know other schools that have reasonable tuition?). A big factor in considering the school...
  15. B

    What are my chances?

    Hey all, kinda hyperventilating over here so I thought I’d bring it to the forum to see if I’m right to be freaking out. I’m currently applying to 10 schools (is that too many..?) and kinda wanna get other ppls options on what my chances might be. Here’s a little background: I just finished my...
  16. Tiff-of-knee

    "Normal" Undergrad vs Pre-optometry Program

    Hello I’m 18 and 1st semester freshman so I’m just learning to college. Optometrist has been my dream job for a year now(I interned/worked at an optometric office junior/senior year and loved it). Rn I’m going for a chem bachelors at UOP (University of the Pacific), but am considering...
  17. 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...
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    Hi guys, I recently took my OAT and needed some advice on what I should do to boost my application because I REALLY REALLY want to go to SCCO (Ketchum). I'm currently a 4th year at uni and do plan on taking one gap year after I graduate to finish up my pre-reqs at a community college. My OAT...
  19. In Easy We Trust

    Interview Specifics

    So I have upcoming interviews at SCO UHCO UIW Western and MIdwestern AZ. I wanted to know if their are any things I should know specific to any of the schools for that process. I already have a pretty good understandings of most of the types of questions to be asked from this board, and I also...
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    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...
  21. A

    Undergrad degree for optometry

    Hey, I'm second year in an honours physiology degree in Canada, but I'm thinking of switching to psychology (still a science degree) to have more flexibility to take my prerequisites, focus on those and make sure my GPA is competitive (right now overall i'm at a 3.4). Would there be any...
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    Chances of getting in?

    Hi! I will be applying in a few weeks when the application opens for the 2018-2019 cycle, and just wanted to get some opinions on where I stand. I just finished my third year at OSU with a cumulative GPA of 3.49, and got a 350 (88th percentile) on my OAT. I have approximately 100 hours of...
  23. H

    Chances of getting in this cycle...

    Hello! I am preparing to applying to most east coast schools in July of this year, and i was wondering what schools are reasonable for me to apply to. I took my OAT this past May and received: Academic Average 380 Biology 380 General Chemistry 370 Organic Chemistry 400 Physics 370...
  24. J

    transferring your college a negative to optometry schools?

    I'm about to enter my final year of high school and I am stuck on where I want to go. I am almost certain I want to become an optometrist. At the moment UIC is where I want to spend all four years of undergrad, but I would also like to go to SXU for a year to play soccer. So I am planning on...
  25. H

    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...
  26. L

    SCO - suggestions for apartments on Mud Island/Harbor Town?

    Hey guys! Anyone have experience with apartments on Mud Island? I'll be driving across the country with all my stuff to move here and could use some tips on which complexes are nice to look out for
  27. H

    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...
  28. J

    Optometry Prerequisites set in stone?

    Hello, While going to undergrad at Indiana University I had my heart and mind set on only attending IU for optometry school and did not look at any other prerequisites for other schools. This means that I did not take organic lab. I plan on applying early to enter in a school fall of 2019. Here...
  29. W

    GPA for Optometry School

    Hi everyone, I am applying to optometry school this upcoming cycle. As an undergrad, I went to a community college for 3 years before I transferred my four-year (UC) school. I took all of my lower division requirements like biology, chemistry, ochem, physics, and calculus at my community...
  30. Q

    Pre-health -- unsure what to do

    Hi everyone! This is my first post so I'm just gonna jump right in. I'm a senior in college intending on taking a gap year. I have been pre-optometry since my freshman year when my grades dipped a little below where I felt comfortable for the pre-medical track. In the past couple years, I...
  31. F

    Canadian Optometry Income

    Hello all! Sorry, for the long question, but I hope some can lend an ear and give me some insight. I have been researching Optometry for a very long time, and of particular concern is the income of ODs. The problem is, the vast majority of the stuff I have seen is American Statistics. Canadian...
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    Canadian Optometry Income

    Hello all! Sorry, for the long question, but I hope some can lend an ear and give me some insight. I have been researching Optometry for a very long time, and of particular concern is the income of ODs. The problem is, the vast majority of the stuff I have seen is American Statistics. Canadian...
  33. L

    Current, past and prospective students at IAUPR or NOVA

    Edit: not applying to IAUPR.
  34. L

    Recent grads - How much student loan debt do you have after optometry school? How much is too much?

    (I'm sure this question has probably been asked before but I can't find anything specific to recent grads. Please link me if I'm mistaken) With your undergrad + optometry how much in loans did you graduate with? What year did you graduate? I have 46k undergrad loans...and plan on taking out...
  35. M

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

    Any thoughts?
  36. pinkfloydd21

    Optometry School Class of 2022 Status

    Thought I would start a thread for the optometry class of 2022. Sorry if this has already been started on another thread, but I would love to begin connecting with all of you potential future classmates! Date OptomCAS submitted: 7/1/2017 Date verified: ~8/5/17 (don't remember exactly; took a...
  37. K

    Thoughts on my score?

    Just took the OAT exam A disappointed for bio and orgo.. bio i wish i had done a bit better. Orgo, i had a feeling i wouldn't do so well in. QR: 360 RC: 350 Bio: 290 GC: 380 Orgo: 290 Physics: 310 TS: 320 AA: 330 Will the two low scores hurt my chances? Will it be asked about? I have a 3.2...
  38. M

    The future of Optometry

    So I've been exploring the forum for a while now and I have to say, I'm utterly confused regarding the future of the profession (going off of what I read anyway). I was hoping current Optometrists or Optom students could give honest answers. I understand there are so many factors that play a...
  39. M

    When is too late to apply to optometry school

    I could use as much help as I can get, thanks everyone!! So, I'm currently in my last year in my undergrad in Ontario,Canada and my GPA isn't the absolute best.. but could be worse. I am planning on applying to Optometry school this year for the September 2018 year, and I know the registration...
  40. M

    How do you add future courses to OptomCAS

    Does anyone know how to do this? There were two courses specifically (Physiology and Anatomy) that I plan to take in the future, depending on if the school I get accepted to requires those courses. How would I add this to my application? Thanks!