Cool, I'm going to handwrite mine, then. The pre-professional committee person at my school was very "particular" (I'd like to use a different word here, but I consider myself a polite person... ) about having our committee forms typed using a typewriter, so it got me a little concerned about the formality of opt school applications.
Eyegirl2007 -- I'm applying to PCO and SUNY. How about you? (I think I remember you were applying to the same ones, plus NEWENCO?) I've visited each one and liked them both. I'm leaning toward PCO primarily for its location, though (closer to where I live now). I've also heard some odd comments from recent opt school grads about how SUNY has an uncomfortable competitive vibe. Have you heard anything about this? Good luck with your applications!!!
I handwrote all three of mine when I applied. And, I got an interview at all three.I really don't think it matters what you do as long as it's neat and they can read it. They're looking at content.. not really presentation.
GOOD LUCK to all those applying for the class of 2007. Let us know if you have any other questions. We're here to help!! I applied to UHCO, SCCO, and UCBerkeley (to offer helpful pointers to anyone applying to those particular schools).
Thanks, Christie! It's great to know that someone has been going through the same things before me -- I'm sure I'll have lots of questions for you as I begin the application process.
You'll be the second class to go through the "new curriculum", right? So you'll be able to benefit from last year's notetakers and old exams. I wonder how it was for the 2005 class this past year. Hopefully all the kinks will be worked out of the system for your class.
I think it's awesome that PCO offers so much clinical experience (and starts rotations a semester earlier than other schools) -- that's one of the main reasons (besides location ) that I like PCO.