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Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by stargazzer, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. stargazzer

    stargazzer New Member
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    I was wondering if the southern california optometry schools are hard to get into?...Typically, what is the general acceptance rates and average GPA of an applicant (is it mainly preferred to get a B.S.?) Are the OATs that difficult?!:oops:

    Thanks!.
     
  2. CAOD_05

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    It doesn't prefer a B.S./BA, SCCO requires it.
     
  3. rallthenamesgon

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    Just a question of interest, are you thinking of applying without a B.S. and just the minimum # of credits? I am.
     
  4. CAOD_05

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    I don't know what you mean by min units, but they require a BA/BS before you can enroll (it's on their website). You can apply while in the process of getting one, but if they accept you and you don't receive one...then your acceptance gets revoked.
     
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    for this year (class of 2007), they required a minimum gpa of 3.0 to be considered...and scores above 300 for TS, AA, and RC on the OAT...I think SCCO is pretty hard..if you have decent stats..go for it..the OAT is not that bad..just make sure you study the right materials...
     
  6. rallthenamesgon

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    According to my research only 3 schools require a bachelor's degree, and the rest prefer them. When I said min units I was referring to the schools that don't require a degree.
     
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    this might seem like a dumb question..but isnt SCCO the only soCal optometry school? as of now at least..
     
  8. rallthenamesgon

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    No it's not a dumb question, you just don't understand. Out of all the optometry schools in the U.S., there are only 3 that require a bachelor's degree. I wasn't saying that there were 3 schools in southern Cali, because I know that there are only 2 optometry schools in the whole state of Cali. Should have kept that to yourself.
     
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    oops..quoted the wrong box..my bad, didnt mean to offend..just making sure gawsh
     
  10. rallthenamesgon

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    no problem princesspinknes, just had to make sure that you weren't calling me out. I meant no harm.
     
  11. O.D.-2-B

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    I am in SCCO's class of 2010...our avg entrance class GPA was 3.5, within that avg there were GPAs from 3.0-4.0
     
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    does that mean if my bio kinda sucks, i can make it up by having high scores of all others??
    like i would still hav a chance?
     

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