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Hi Guys!

So I had my ICO interview yesterday. I stayed at the RC (Residential Complex). It was awesome and free! It was pretty much a dorm but with a private bathroom.

Now onwards with the interview: Here is a breakdown of what happened:

9:00 am: Welcome Introduction
9:15 am: Open file review one-one. They will look at your academic record (OAT/Grades) and have you complete a checklist to see if you have everything like pre-requistes and lors.
Around 9:45ish, you will have a 10-minute essay to write. the topic is very easy.
10:00: Bryant Anderson will come to talk to you about financial aid stuff.
10:30: A lady will come talk to you about Career Development.
11:00: You will be taken by a faculty member and go to their office for a one on one interview. Tell me about yourself, Why optometry, why ICO.... easy questions. Be sure to ask them questions too!
12:00: Two students will give you a tour of the school: clinics, EYEPOD, Lecture halls, labs, and the RC too.
1:00: Lunch with two students. I got lucky and had my interview the day of the eclipse. So I was invited to go see the eclipse. LOL it was awesome. This made this interview special for me.
2:00: Wrap-up- day was over.

Overall, it was very laidback. Nothing too difficult. Just be confident and be yourself. They are not there to grill you.
 

JTS

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Thanks for the input.

It's kinda weird to ask you to write an essay in the spot. What kind of essay was it?
 

foodie101

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Hi,

Did they ask you about why some of your scores were lower and what kindof reasons did you give? What type of extra urri ualr have you done?
 
OP
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Aug 1, 2017
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Hi,

Did they ask you about why some of your scores were lower and what kindof reasons did you give? What type of extra urri ualr have you done?
They just asked how u felt about ur scores? I said I was disappointed in my physics section and explained that I focused too much on understanding the math behind it and didn't spend an equal amount of time on the conceptual aspects of the subject which is why I scored low in that section
 
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Aug 1, 2017
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to address ur second question,
Here were my activities:
Undergrad research, Biology Teaching Assistant, biology Peer Learning Assistant, UGA 9th Grade Visit Tour Guide, Pre-Optometry Club Secretary, Dining Hall Employee, Science Olympiad volunteer, Chick fil a Half a marathon volunteer, Science fair Judge. 72 hours of shadowing.