Aug 13, 2015
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Hey world! I need some honest advice.

My OAT score is a 310, AA and TS. My GPA is 3.76.
I have a decent amount of extra curricular and will be starting research on an eye related research project. What are my chances of getting into optometry schools, like NECO, NOVA, etc?
 

Snakedoctor1

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Aug 2, 2014
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Probably pretty good. If you apply to several schools, I would say your chances of being accepted somewhere are around 100%.
 
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Aug 13, 2015
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how many would you consider as several? Is four or five a good amount?
 

Snakedoctor1

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Yeah I think four or five is plenty. I applied to six, but I wanted to make sure I got in somewhere. Some schools are a little easier to get into than others.
 
Oct 30, 2014
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I applied to 3. My top choice, a moderate, and then one of the newer schools as a back up. I was pretty financially constricted, so that was more than I could afford. I would say 4 or 5 with your stats would be more than necessary, but if you can afford it, go for it! More than that would probably be overkill though.
Ps, I got accepted at the first 2, so I cancelled the interview for the 3rd.