Jun 3, 2015
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Pre-Optometry
So I just finished my OAT and I'm pretty disappointed, It was much tougher than what I expected going into it. I'm wondering if I should retake it or not? I'm trying to apply to Midwestern University in Arizona

I have a 3.92 GPA
Undergraduate Research experience
- Co-author on a paper that got published (don't know if this is worth anything)
Only 20 hours of Shadowing but will get more.



BIO - 330
GChem - 320
Orgo - 330
Phys - 340
Reading - 270....
QR - 340

TS - 340
AA - 320
 
Aug 19, 2015
164
28
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Pre-Optometry
your GPA is high enough that I would say you should just not worry about retaking it unless some school tells you that you have to retake it for them to consider you.
 
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chelle111

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Jun 14, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Optometry Student
So I just finished my OAT and I'm pretty disappointed, It was much tougher than what I expected going into it. I'm wondering if I should retake it or not? I'm trying to apply to Midwestern University in Arizona

I have a 3.92 GPA
Undergraduate Research experience
- Co-author on a paper that got published (don't know if this is worth anything)
Only 20 hours of Shadowing but will get more.



BIO - 330
GChem - 320
Orgo - 330
Phys - 340
Reading - 270....
QR - 340

TS - 340
AA - 320

You'll be fine. My undergrad gpa is way lower than yours, but I had my graduate GPA to offset it and my OAT score is lower and I've received two interviews so far... Don't worry :) Also, published works or technical acknowledgements are great! Make sure you emphasis that on your application.
 
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Aug 31, 2015
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Pre-Optometry
As someone with a research background, your co-authorship will speak for your research skills. Those scores should be ok since your GPA is competitive.
 
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