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Applying Late

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by od2016, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. od2016

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    Re-taking some pre-reqs to get my science GPA up, but the semester won't end until mid-December. Planning to take the OATs a little earlier or around that time. Can those who applied late let me know how the process went for them?
     
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  3. norsha

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    It's not a problem at all. I didn't take the OAT until the end of Feb and still received plenty interview invites. Don't forget - you can submit your app before completing the prereqs and OAT.
     
  4. Roffles

    Roffles OSU Class of 2015
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    I took the OAT in September and ended up applying in December. Honestly my experience was fairly typical. My interview was in March and it went pretty well. I wouldn't worry about applying late. The final outcome really shouldn't change unless you're truly a borderline student. In that case, just reapply early the following year!
     
  5. Optoed

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    I'm in a similar situation. I probably won't be able to apply until Oct/Nov. From what I gathered by reading on here, to submit in Oct:
    - get your reference letters together (at least 2-3 weeks)
    - get transcript to OptomCAS (1-2 weeks)
    - personal statement..I'm a slow writer, this will take a while..

    I hope November isn't too late for SCCO or Nova.. I'm okay with January interview dates.

    If anyone else has experience applying late to these schools, pls lemme know =) thanks!!

    p.s. I see Clearly Contacts everywhere b/c of smart ad..probably one of the most frustrating thing to see for an optometrist
     
  6. pieman396

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    I applied to Nova in late Feb, got an interview April 1, got accepted april 15, so dont worry about the time thing
     

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