Class of 2022 Thread

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by Stirling, Aug 6, 2017.

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  1. JAB1215

    JAB1215

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    Jun 22, 2016
    Date OptomCAS submitted: 08/22
    Date verified: 08/24
    OAT Scores: 330 AA / 350 TS
    Major: Biology
    GPA: 3.5
    Extracurricular Activities: 3 school clubs, over 100 hours of shadowing in 3 different optometry settings, volunteer program at a hospital, personal tutor for 2 years
    Schools applied: SUNY, PCO, NECO, MCPHS, & NOVA
    Interviews extended/date: SUNY (09/11), PCO (08/28), NECO (09/07)
    Interviews accepted: SUNY & PCO
    Interviews declined: Cancelled NECO after being accepted to SUNY (never submitted NOVA's supplemental & never heard anything back from MCPHS in regards to an interview)
    Rejections/date:
    Acceptance/date: SUNY (10/06) & PCO (10/06)

    Will be attending SUNY next year!!!
     
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  3. eyeman22

    eyeman22

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    Date OptomCAS submitted: 07/16
    Date verified: 07/26
    OAT Scores: 320AA 310TS(08/28)
    Major: Bio
    GPA: 3.75
    Extracurricular Activities: Optometry club, community service through church, working as an optometric tech.
    Schools applied: OSU, SCO, PCO
    Interviews extended/date: PCO(08/09), OSU (08/28), SCO(08/28)
    Interviews accepted: OSU(09/22) & SCO(09/29)
    Interviews declined:
    Rejections/date:
    Acceptance/date: OSU(09/27) & SCO(10/05)

     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2017
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  4. JustInYurEyez

    JustInYurEyez 2+ Year Member

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    Hello everyone!
    Congrats to all those who have been accepted and good luck to those that are still in the application process for this cycle!

    QUICK QUESTION:
    I plan to apply next cycle for 2018-2019, I already have an OptomCAS login with some of the stuff filled out, but this was just so I would be familiar with the interface of OptomCAS. Will the my information carry over when the next cycle starts?
     
  5. skra7

    skra7

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    Aug 5, 2017
    Yes everything will roll over but letters of rec won’t and I think something else, I would double check on the website!
     
  6. skra7

    skra7

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    Aug 5, 2017
    Has anyone heard from MCPHS yet?
     
  7. theflyingdutchman

    theflyingdutchman

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    Oct 11, 2017
    Yup! They emailed me for an interview a little over a week ago.
     
  8. sdeye

    sdeye

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    May 7, 2017



    During your academic review, were there any questions about your grades that stumped you??
     
  9. futureod7960

    futureod7960

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    Aug 15, 2017
    Not really. They just asked how I felt about them.
     
  10. lovetohike

    lovetohike

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    Oct 12, 2017
    Date OptomCAS submitted: 09/18/2017
    Date verified: 09/22/2017
    OAT Scores: 280 AA, 280 TS
    Major: Biology
    GPA:
    3.47
    Extracurricular Activities: 80 hours of unpaid shadowing, Technician for 2+ years, UNICEF, MedX, etc.
    Schools applied: PCO, Midwestern-Downers Grove, NOVA, PUCO, MCPHS, UIWRSO, SCO
    Interviews extended/date: PCO (09/21), NOVA (09/24), Midwestern (09/21), PUCO (09/29)
    Interviews accepted: PCO (10/3), Midwestern (10/2), NOVA (10/7), PUCO (10/20)
    Interviews declined:
    Rejections/date:
    Acceptance/date:


    I'll keep you guys updated!
    I'm going to retake my OAT in November.
     
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  11. waapo2018

    waapo2018

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    Aug 1, 2017

    Hi, yeah it’s a good thing you’re retaking it. SCO wouldn’t even look at the rest of your application with those scores. I got 300 AA and 310 TS. They called me and told me that I would have no chance of getting into their school with those scores unless I retook it. I wish you the best on your retake
     
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  12. eyelina

    eyelina

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    Hey can you please tell me exactly which schools adviced you to retake the OAT? Was PCO one of them? How was the interview at PCO?
     
  13. Purkinja

    Purkinja

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    Keep in mind that many schools have contract states and the applicant is judge against the competition of those contracts.In other words,applicants with the same stats will have a varied demand for them based on those competition factors.So,don't assume score X or GPA Y will be unacceptable.
     
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  14. SmileWithYourEyes

    SmileWithYourEyes

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    Date OptomCAS submitted: 8/22
    Date verified: 8/23
    OAT Scores: TS: 370/AA: 350
    Major: Psychobiology
    GPA: 3.34 (Cumulative)
    Extracurricular Activities: President of sorority, small business owner, 4 different shadowing/interning optometric opportunities (short term), 1 year long job in optometrist office, hospital volunteering (leadership held), retail job (leadership held)
    Schools applied: Western U, SCCO, UCBSO
    Interviews extended/date: Western U - 9/14, SCCO - 8/28
    Interviews accepted: Western U - 9/29 and SCCO - 10/6
    Interviews declined:
    Rejections/date:
    Acceptance/date: Western U - 10/3, SCCO - 10/9


    Deposit down at SCCO :) Good luck to whoever is reading this!! I am sure you will do great!

     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017 at 12:45 AM
  15. sdeye

    sdeye

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    Did PUCO ask you to retake when the offered you an interview? or did you just know you needed to?
     
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  16. scaredlittlegirl

    scaredlittlegirl

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    so if you are extended an interview, they have already screened your primary and you have a good shot of getting in if you do well in the interview?
     

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