foreseen

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I just took the OAT today, I'm generally happy with my scores but I did really bad in QR and RC. I'm planning on applying to Illinois, Indiana, Ferris, SUNY, and Pennsylvania...are these scores good enough to get me in? Should I apply to more schools, how many is the norm? I don't care where I have to go, as long as I get in this year.

QR 300
RC 320
Bio 360
GenChem 380
OChem 360
Physics 390
TS 390
AA 350

GPA 3.60

Thank you.
 

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Those scores should be good enough to get you into optometry school; most definitely at Pennsylvania (based on my visit there last spring), assuming you have a good amount of shadowing experience and that your sci gpa is similar to your overall of 3.6
I can't say with absolute certainty for the other schools you mentioned, but I'd guess you'd still be in good shape.

Also, a lower score in QR is very easy to explain by saying you were tired at the end of test, so don't fret over it. Besides, many people would be perfectly happy with those oat scores!
 

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I wouldn't really call that a low score. 300 and above is decent, and since that's the only low score of the bunch the others average it out. You should get an interview to all of the schools if your application is in good shape, and if you interview well you should have no problem getting in. Good luck!
 

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I just took the OAT today, I'm generally happy with my scores but I did really bad in QR and RC. I'm planning on applying to Illinois, Indiana, Ferris, SUNY, and Pennsylvania...are these scores good enough to get me in? Should I apply to more schools, how many is the norm? I don't care where I have to go, as long as I get in this year.

QR 300
RC 320
Bio 360
GenChem 380
OChem 360
Physics 390
TS 390
AA 350

GPA 3.60

Thank you.

I just got accepted to SUNY (huge relieve!), but believe it or not they did asked me "what happened?" about my QR of 330. It was my lowest score on the test, and I did give them a standard "at the end of the test I was loosing my brainpower" answer. So, I think you will definitely get into Optometry school, but where, it depend on the pool of applicants you are competing with. But, at the end of it all, the school you went to hardly matters, as long as you earned O.D. next to your name :)
 
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Thanks so much guys, that makes me feel much better. I'm a little worried about applying so late, it'll be another month or so before everything comes together. I know SUNY is probably a long shot, but that isn't really my first choice, congrats on getting in Natasha! So I'll just stick to those five schools for now. Thanks again.
 

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Congratulations Natasha! So far, it seems like you are the first acceptance (that we know of anyway).

Therefore, how about starting this years "ACCEPTED!" thread?

Last year, schools were listed and accepted students would add their name to the list. Those that accepted a seat (final decision) would place an * after their name.

congratulations again!
 

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Here's what last year's list ended up looking like...
(It was posted in the "pre-optometry" threads.) It's also helpful to bold your name when you add it to the list. Then the next person to add their name unbolds the previous name when they copy the list.

ICO: Aloha84,vish8387, fluffinski08, jagyjen, dpu04, shakenbake5, moniopt*,sightsset, benny416, restlessgirl, jimmyeyes, afasano*, bd722*, odhereicome*, fsu preopt*, blueeyedoc*, guess, salsada, planet64*, omistheone*, missopt*, oceanblue392, minimeeeeeee, aquatears, ykim637, trinity23, way2c00l, Serratiowanks, opticalblackout*, hopeful_opt, optog, AfricanOD, SaKi2Meh, od9669

IU: Optometristan*, bd722, dpu04*, fsu preopt, serratiowanks*, rbruny01, omistheone, sportsdude00*, tonlocer*, pinkenantiomer

MCO: Hmarie224, fsu preopt, sportsdude00, katopt, gecopt21*

MWU: truebruin88*,

NECO: Benny416, blysssful, afasano, sightsset, salsada*, omistheone, canestj, meghoo22, meiforeverfree, futuresky, inock*, saxpiano, aquatears, opticalblackout, kel1104*, SaKi2Meh, optoisforme*, optman87*, optog*

NOVA: Taven7755, planet64, pre opt student, kickin*, eheaps*, ivision, fla2009*, subedude*, xmagic9x, baophan5, fkajoshaj*, theta4alifetime*, afrricanOD, od9669

NSU: Dukeopt, guess

OSU: Grover3060*, queeniecss, hopeopt*, buntakun86

PACIFIC: Kkoch*, optometry55*, eyeloveu*, kickin, queeniecss*, thanotoriousfob*

PCO: Aloha84,tfa2007, plano1984, guess, mc a, schmarc3000, futuresky,planet64, swish*, yanksfan422*, wytefire, despaill, eheaps, sp1221, eyelove*, opto lab grl*, oceanblue392, saxpiano*, opticalblackout, trinity23, od_it, burton311*, couscouaskathy*

SCCO: Blysssful, shakenbake5*, ivision*, thanotoriousfob, sunshinemusic*, myopia0017*, aquatears, ykim637, EYECAN11*, SaKi2Meh*, Buntakun86*

SCO: Jagyjen, fluffinski08*, aechawk*, hmarie224*, toad784*, odhereicome, chrissy7, bd722, serratiowanks, kmohar, dena1342*, aladdinboy12, rbruny01, baophan5, oceanblue392, dukeopt, jymezg*, grover3060,
dlawler2, optodr*, DrFrankenzyme*,jc812*

SUNY: Framecontrol*, idioteque83*, jagyjen*, whiteroses, salsada, blysssful*, canadaodhopeful* ,achirum*, canestj, meghoo22, weeninja*, yanksfan422,minimeeeeeee

UAB: Rbruny01*

UCBSO: Pinkenantiomer, chococat01, minimeeeeeee, opto84, stufthippo

UHCO: Whiteroses*, ryan86, yoyoraps*, biopreopt*, texas87*, cctx87*, plano1984*, optix*

UMSL: Monkee2008, dena1342, restlessgirl, eye doc 08, habsfan*

WATERLOO: Canadaoptnow*

WU: Optometryg4, kmohar, aladdinboy12, chrissy7, jimmyeyes, eheaps, meghoo22, planet64, ykim637, calioptogirl, od_it, BuntaKun86, optog

UIW: Opto85* Trah23*LSUeyedoc* Michaelscarn* od9669* chrisincctx *

Facebook pages
ICO: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43468841690
IU: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35437768548
NECO: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35146583878
NOVA:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=46273994925
PUCO: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/gr...id=43874828444
PCO: http://www.facebook.com/s.php?init=q...id=57604517112
SCCO: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35999732764
SCO: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45377749458
SUNY: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32638173574
UHCO: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=41245318335
WU: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28695429493
UCBSO: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=66673439352
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blysssful

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Natasha-- Congrats! yay SUNY! :thumbup:

foreseen-- Your overall numbers are great. One score is truly not the end of the world. Assuming the rest of your application is well balanced, you shouldn't have any issues getting into a great school.
 

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Natasha-- Congrats! yay SUNY! :thumbup:

foreseen-- Your overall numbers are great. One score is truly not the end of the world. Assuming the rest of your application is well balanced, you shouldn't have any issues getting into a great school.

Thanks blysssful! And I can't wait to see what this year's list ends up looking like.
 
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