my suggestion would be to go to another school. That decision sounds pretty harsh... with all the new schools opening there not that many more applicants than there are positions ... many of the schools are worried about being able to even fill their class...They said that they pretty much don't believe that I'll do better this quarter. Basically, in order to show them that I am capable of doing good in the program, I need to take at least 4-5 sciences in post-bacc program and get A's only. Then, i have a chance of getting accepted again.
Something has got to be missing from this story.I failed my anatomy class by 1%! It was just first quarter, and I've improved a lot from first round of exams to last ones. I've been dismissed anyway. Does anybody know if I have any chances to get accepted again in other schools as well? First time I applied, I got accepted to other schools but now I've been dismissed...
Where are those stats? When I look at the class profile .pdf I'm not seeing anything that would indicate that only half of applicants are being offered seats.Smit, only half of all applicants to opt schools end up with a seat somewhere. Go to opted.org and see the stats.
i will be attending ico in the fall, and i would like to hear "the rest of the story" if there is more to it.. please fill us in OP.Something has got to be missing from this story.
I can not fathom any school dismissing a student for failing one class by 1%, particularly if they have made substanial improvement over a first set of exams.
If it's true, which again I'm skeptical of, then I would let that be a beacon to every single person on this forum considering optometry school to not consider ICO because that is a completely ridiculous policy.
My GPA was lower than 2.25. But, someone also failed anatomy, her GPA was same as mine, and they gave her guaranteed spot next year.
My question: is it possible to get accepted to other schools if I've been dismissed? I really like ICO though. It is a great school!
I hate to sound unfair but you can not always compare your situation to other students. Someone else may have "connections" that allowed them to stay, parents may be ODs, someone broke out the "kneepads" etc.I really like Optometry though. I don't want to go anywhere else. I'll do my best, I am not going to give up
Is that they DID give you the option of repeating the final, repeating the class during he summer, or automatic re-admission next year....or NOT being given any of those options and being dismissed from the school altogether?Maybe it doesn't make sense for some people, but that's what happened to me. On SPC meeting they did not even give me an option of dismissal (there was an option of repeating final, repeating class during the summer, or automatic re-admission next year) , but that was their decision. They pretty much told me that if I did "that bad" during the first quarter then they "should make a right desicion for me". I've talked to several people/advisers, they said it doesn't happen often, but it happens.
My profile says: "pre-optometry" because I am not an optometry student anymore, I got back to a 4-year college (because when I found out about their decision it was too late to apply to any post-bacc programs) in order to take 20 credits of higher level science classes before applying again.
I agree. If you were dismissed over 1 class without any chance of remediation, I would have contacted a lawyer. But at this point its too late.Is that they DID give you the option of repeating the final, repeating the class during he summer, or automatic re-admission next year....or NOT being given any of those options and being dismissed from the school altogether?
Unfortunately they do choose to just plain out dismiss some students who struggle with grades during the 1st two semesters. It is a shame they can not be more willing to help you out and give you another chance.During SPC meeting they asked me what I would choose out of those three options. I said that I would like to retake final/class, and that I do not want to start over next year, but if I have to start over I would do that because I would do anything in order to become an optometrist. They chose to dismissed me, they said that I did not prove them that I am capable of doing good in school.