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too early for the OAT?

Discussion in 'Pre-Optometry' started by Grover2k9, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Grover2k9

    Grover2k9 2+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    I am about to finish my sophomore year at an academically competetive private college in Pennsylvania. Here are the (related) courses I have taken thus far:

    2 Semesters General Chemistry
    2 Semesters Organic Chemistry
    1 Semester General Biology
    1 Semester Cellular/Molecular Biology
    2 Semesters Physics

    Is it too early to take my OAT this summer? Again, it'll be the summer after my second year of undergrad. I feel as though this is the best time as I will have just finished organic chemistry and physics.

    The OAT is good for two years, correct? So when I apply my senior year, it will still be valid?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. mlongo1

    mlongo1 2+ Year Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    well first get the second semester of biology under your belt
  4. Grover2k9

    Grover2k9 2+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    There wont be another semester of basic biology - it isnt offered here.

    Perhaps terminology is different.... The Cellular/Molecular biology was more general than it sounds.

    General Biology 102 is focused on plants and animals.

    Does this change anything?
  5. rallthenamesgon

    rallthenamesgon 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    I think that you are in great shape to take the OAT this summer. You have taken basically all of the subjects that will be covered on the OAT. As long as you study and take some practice tests, you will do fine.
  6. Grover2k9

    Grover2k9 2+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2007
    Thats good news.

    I bought the basic 25 dollar Kaplan OAT book from amazon. I plan on going through that very thoroughly.

    After that I am going to order the 50 dollar topscore CD from amazon and go through those 3 full exams.

    Will this be adequate preparation?

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