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I need advice. I'm currently applying to optometry schools.

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by opto1422, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. opto1422

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    Hey everyone,

    Here is my story.

    OAT Score on Kaplan Tests 320 ( I plan to take my OAT exam on August 27)

    I am applying to ICO, PC, Salus, NOVA,Western.

    Any advice will help. Thanks in advance
     
    #1 opto1422, Aug 13, 2015
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  3. ilovej2much

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    You will not get in anywhere with a <3.0 GPA
     
  4. chelle111

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    Depends how you do on the OAT, but it's up admissions to give you an interview or not... not users on SDN.. and they will also base it on your whole application package.. Graduate School or Post Bacc may not be a bad idea either. Time off isn't necessarily a bad thing! :) Goodluck!
     
  5. axewax

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    If you kill the OAT than you may have a shot at puerto rico or some of the northeast schools
     
  6. Inharmonious

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    Not true at all.
     
  7. SunA21

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    You may have a chance this year, but it might be better to take post-bac/online classes to improve your GPA and try again next year. If you can explain the circumstances that lowered your GPA, that would help, too. What does your pre-health/pre-optometry advisor say?
     
  8. opto1422

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    I took the OAT today and these are my scores:

    Quant 340
    Reading 330
    Bio 280 (not sure what happened)
    Gen Chem 340
    Orgo 360
    Physics 340
    TS 340
    AA 330
     
  9. SunA21

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    Congrats on Orgo! Overall this looks like a pretty strong showing. the bio score might be worrying but if you have done relatively well in bio classes in the past/do well this year, that could help?
     
  10. opto1422

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    I'm taking another year to bump my GPA.
     
  11. opto1422

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    Update!

    The Admissions Committee of the Illinois College of Optometry has completed an initial review of your OptomCAS application. While portions of your application were considered positive, the Committee is still in need of additional information before making a decision in regards to inviting you to complete the supplemental application.

    The Admissions Committee will conduct a second review of your application once we have received your fall grades....

    Do I still have a chance at ICO? Has anyone else received this email?
     
  12. E_wen

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    was this through optomCAS or did the Illinois College of Optometry contact you directly?
     
  13. opto1422

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    They contacted me via email.
     
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    I received the same email about a week or so ago
     

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