Hello! I am currently interested in the career of Optometry. I have been trying to do some research on what it takes to get in, but I feel that personal experience a number of you have can also be a great example of what to expect on admissions. I currently want to get into IU. My GPA upon completion of my Senior Year should be around 3.5-3.6 with overall science GPA 3.6. I should have really good recommendations (one being from the president of the university due to university service) as well as good extra curriculars. My only issue I have is that I am really concerned with a blemish on my Transcript. Freshman year, first semester, I got a D and a C in courses (I came in with unrealistic expectations and no work ethic. One course was College Algebra, but I later took calc and Aced it.), but since then on I have gotten all A's and only a few B's for 90 hours (aside from one C). I won't take the OAT until later this year, but I was curious about how I stand at the moment. With an acceptable OAT score, could I be sitting well? Also, how important is it for me to work with or have observation experience with an optometrist. I am going to try to look into observing this summer. (My friend has instilled an inferiority complex in me, he has a 3.96 GPA with 390 on the OAT). Thanks for your input, as it is GREATLY appreciated!