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- Feb 23, 2005
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AA of 290 this time. I wonder if that will be enough. Getting closer.
Once again, I didnt want to discourage u, but ching is right. u might want to try learning spanish and apply to Puerto Rico one.ching88 said:I am not trying to discourage you; however, a 290 is not a competitive score unless you really have a high GPA. Schools such as SCCO and SCO value OAT as a test to see if the applicants are able to retain their pre-req knowledge and also as a way to evaluate their potential for passing the board exam. I would highly recommend at least try to get a 310 or above if you have an above average gpa. I know a friend of my who has a 3.1gpa with a 350AA/360TS applied to both UCB and SUNY and was accepted to both, well of course she also had 2 years of working experience at an eye clinic. However, I had another friend who has a 3.7 GPA at UCI majored in Biology, who has a 270AA OAT was rejected to all the schools she applied to. She did get a few interviews before she took her exam (ICO, PCO, NECO), but unfortunately OAT is actually valued a lot. Please do not feel discourage about pursuing optometry; however, if you really want to get into a school and optometry is really what you wanted; put some time studying for the OAT and I am sure you will get a good score that you want. Use the Kaplan MCAT review book if you need to; it is a great book to prepare for OAT and it is cheap if you get it off Ebay.com. Anyway, good luck with your application.
gsinccom said:what is the "search for answer" method?
what is your GPA? many schools want the OAT score of 320 and above. Just take the test again. I would recommend taking Princeton Review prep course...those guys are awesome. I just finished taking the class. There are 4 diagnostic tests and teachers are very friendly.RLK said: