OAT scores

Discussion in 'OAT Discussions' started by Prelude82, Mar 20, 2005.

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  1. Prelude82

    Prelude82 Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    First time poster, I took the OAT in Februrary and just got my results but I don't know exactly how I fared. Please give me your honest opinions on my scores. I need to know if it's worth my time to take it again or what. My total sci is pretty good but my avg of 320 I am not that comfortable with. Just wanted insight from other ppl.

    QR = 300
    RC = 290
    Physics = 350
    General Chem = 330
    Biology = 290
    Organic Chem = 350

    Academic Avg = 320
    Total Sci = 340
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  3. ppa93

    ppa93 PCO Class of 2009 5+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Your average score is on the boder line. if you have below 320, u should retake the test, but since u are right on there, then I dont know. A lot of schools will accept you if ur gpa is good.
    GOod score in O Chem
  4. PLPrincess

    PLPrincess Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2004

    It all depends on your GPA, where you're applying, and when you're applying...

    The scores themselves seem pretty good to me, but if your GPA is fairly low and you're not applying until September, you might want to consider taking the OAT over.
  5. pre-opt

    pre-opt 5+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2005
    St. Louis
    Honestly, I don't think that I would retake the OAT. However, if you are wanting certain scholarships or acceptance to somewhere that requires an extremely high OAT, you should probably consider retaking it.
  6. kgrabar

    kgrabar Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2004
    Your AA and TS fall within the average of students accepted at almost every school. I wouldn't worry about having to retake the test for this reason. If you retake the OAT you may get slightly better subscores, but it’s a hassle and your averages are totally fine. The scores that fall below 300 may raise an eyebrow, but if you have good grades in Bio it will help. Don’t be intimidated by the above average OAT scores on this network...I don’t think it’s a representative sample!
  7. madin

    madin Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    Your scores are fine enough to get in. I just got my scores and they are similar to yours.

    AA 330
    QR 370
    RC 310
    Physics 300
    Biology 320
    Chem 340
    O Chem 330
    TS 330

    One of the schools even sent me a letter and an application form saying:

    "We have received your February 2005 Optometry Admission Test scores. Based on your scores, you may be a competitive candidate for the Fall 2005 entering class" ... "However, we will extend your application deadline to Friday, April 15, 2005."

    Sounds like they want me to apply for this year for some reason. Those scores are about average I think.

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