Hi, I am suppose to be graduating with my B.S in bio spring 2008, but I've been pushing myself to graduate this fall 2007. The problem is, with all of these classes, it is difficult to study for the OAT. I've already taken it once, and did poorly. I plan to take it again before August 2008. The problem with that is I will be taking a lot of summer classes as well, making it still a little difficult to focus on my OATS. I have been gathering my LORS ( waiting on 2) so that I can send them in ahead of time. As of right now I have a pretty decent gpa, 3.47. I've been working for an opt. for over 1 1/2 years now, and I occasionally volunteer at the Humane Society. Should I push and try to apply this year, or should I go ahead and finish my degree this year, and take a few months to concentrate on the OAT. I'm 21, and I just want to start Optometry school early ( if accepted). Will it make me stand out at all if I finish and apply early?