Chances of getting in

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by spectrumeye, 09.18.14.

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  1. spectrumeye

    spectrumeye

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    Hi all,

    My OAT scores are excellent, all subjects are above average. I have 2 years experience working at an optometry clinic(admin work, pre-test patients etc). I also have extra shadowing hours with about 6 different doctors ( who are all writing reference letters). My main concern is my G.P.A. I performed very poorly in my first two years. However in my last few years, I have improved significantly- getting mostly B+ and A's. My G.P.A is about 2.8, but I still have 6 courses to go and Im doing well so far.

    I'm from Canada so Waterloo is my first choice. However, I understand it is highly competitive and my undergraduate marks would not make me competitive so I don't think Ill be getting in.

    Do you think I have a chance of getting in the states? Like Salus, NOVA or Houstan?
    Also, what can I do to improve my application?

    Any help will be appreciated

    Thanks so much.
     
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  3. Nrp103

    Nrp103 EyeLoveit

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    keep on doing what you're doing already.... you'll be fine
     
  4. fifa518

    fifa518

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    I think you're fine. An increasing GPA trend is excellent, you have tons of experience in the field. You also have letters from OD's. And not to mention a great OAT score. I think you will get in for sure
     
  5. spectrumeye

    spectrumeye

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    Okay, thanks guys!
     

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