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Apr 7, 2004
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Hi, I'm interested in optometry, and befor taking any pre-Op courses I would like to gain as much necessary knowledge that I can get. I'd like to know what the actual averages of the people that get in are (eg. last year), and regardless of their "requirements" posted on their website (University of Waterloo) , who ACTUALLY gets in. I would also like to know about the OAT and what it requires to get a good grade. Basically any information given will be appreciated. What do you think are things that anyone thinking about optometry should know.
I would really appreciate it if someone helped me out.

Thank You. :)


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Nov 16, 2003
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I think this website might help you out a lot:

as well as and

The first link will give you the average OAT scores, GPA's etc for each of the schools, as well as deadlines etc.

For the OAT, I think it depends on your study style. I took a Kaplan course which I liked because by paying the money I felt I studied more than I would have otherwise, although other people prefer MCAT books. You don't really learn anything new in the Kaplan class but more how to study for the test and reviewing some details on topics that you haven't used in a while. I think most people would agree that the hardest thing about the OAT is the time constraint on the quantitative reasoning section.

If you have any other questions, let me know ;)
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