I received an email from Berkeley today saying my application is complete and they will start reviewing.
I am so nervous and excited!!!
The interview will be Feb 5 saturday!!
Good luck to everyone. Let's all meet there!
@mewcakes: what month did you apply and did you retake your oat or was that your first score?
for anyone, I'm trying to get an idea of what my odds are. I applied late october and have a 2.98 gpa and a 2.86 sgpa (according to optomcas, i have had to retake a couple classes) and an OAT of 290 AA and 280 TS, but i'm retaking it in January. I have research experience with eye pressures and have worked in retail and lab at lenscrafters for 2.5 years and at an optometrists office for a 1.5 years. Founded the pre-optometry club at my university and have volunteered in pediatrics and the low vision clinic in my city and have shadowed several optometrists in different settings. also my dad has owned optical shops my entire life so i've always had the exposure and interest in the field.
Obviously i'm aiming for the best score i can, but anyone who has an idea of what score i would definitely need on the OAT to give me a competitive score, i'd greatly appreciate it!
Submitted Optomcas mid October and took final OAT late November (I scored TS/AA 300 earlier that year). However, I didn't elect to send my application to SCO until late January. So effectively, that's when I applied to SCO, which is where I go now.
You are really going to need to bring that OAT up to or above 300 and hopefully have at least 300s in every science category. What schools do you have in mind?
yeah, i know i need to get higher my next time around, the first time i took it the power went out so i had to start over a week later after school had started..stressful!..but i've bought some programs to help me study/learn better for the next take. I'm applying to Pacific (just got an interview!!!), arizona, IUSO, OSU, SCO, PCO, UMSL, UIWSO, and UHCO...so a good majority of them! what was your final take for the OAT score, or was it 300?
I had TS/AA 330, but all my scores were 310 and up, 380 in bio. You'll probably get interviews at AZCOPT, and UMSL. Not sure about OSU or IU, do you live in the right state for OSU? The other schools I don't know about because I didn't apply. Congrats on your upcoming interview, though. Good luck! I have 2 friends that go to PUCO and they love it!
yeah, i'm going to try to get at least those scores on my retake to improve my app..but thanks, I'm very excited about it and am glad to hear that everyone you know and that i've heard of love it up there! Thanks for your responses, it's been very helpful!
Take it easy.
I was also checking my email every 10 minutes, and I was all nervous why I am not hearing anything yet.
Then I was searching sdn from last year, and I found out that people didn't recieve invitations until the last day of the week that Berkeley stated.
This year, Berkeley stated that they will give out invitations no later than the week of Jan 10.
So I am expecting to hear at the end of next week.
Good luck! I hope we both can be there on Feb 5.
Has anybody else on SDN been invited to interview day 2011? I can't wait to meet all of you guys! I'm so excited and nervous for next Saturday! UCBSO is definitely my top choice! For any other past-interviewees, do you guys have any advice on what we should expect from the day?