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Hello, my current number one school choice is UHCO and I am trying to get into this cycle, but not sure about my stats. My GPA is really low 3.08, but hopefully by the time I graduate it will be almost a 3.2 I just took my OAT scores yesterday and did really well on the science section, but I was disappointed in my math and reading which brought me down so much. I'm scared that they won't accept anything below a 300 and really don't want to retake the test because of just my reading score. I was also wondering if any one can tell me if schools look more into your science scores or overall? Also, optometry was something I decided to become late in my college career (end of sophomore year maybe?) so I wasn't able to shadow or have much work experience during my time crunch. However, I've been working as a tech for about half a year. I don't have much volunteer hours either, maybe ~30 hours since I was focusing to improve my GPA. I'm in a few extracurriculars and orgs at school as well. If someone can give me their honest opinion I would appreciate it so much! Thank you!

QR: 310
RC: 290
BIO: 360
CH: 380
OC: 370
PHY: 330
TS/AA: 370/340
 

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Current uhco student here. You should definitely apply. Your stats should be good enough to get an interview. If you have more questions you can pm me
 

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Following.. my gpa is very similar to yours but I haven’t taken the OAT yet. But UHCOis one of my top choices. What did you use to study for the OAT?
 

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Following.. my gpa is very similar to yours but I haven’t taken the OAT yet. But UHCOis one of my top choices. What did you use to study for the OAT?

What helped me the most was watching chads/youtube videos and using Kaplan book as a guide. I had just finished taking anatomy a month before I had to take my oat which helped me a lot in the bio section, so for biology I just went over my notes from anatomy, Kaplan book, and this biology pdf that is attached which I read during long trips or slow days at work! I also took a BUNCH of different kaplan practice exams for the Bio section and if i got a question wrong I’d google and watch youtube videos about the topic and learn it. That also helped me with learning and making sure I knew which biology topics I had down. For chem and physics I used chads videos and honestly the practice problems from chads were super similar to the ones on OAT and highly suggest doing his quizzes for those sections. For ochem, I had a great ochem professor so I just had to refresh and memorize the reactions again by doing flash cards and going over my class notes while following topics that kaplan/chad covered. For reading and math I didn't really study except doing them for the practice tests from kaplan and ADA. OAT wasn't terribly bad if you study your material.
 

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What helped me the most was watching chads/youtube videos and using Kaplan book as a guide. I had just finished taking anatomy a month before I had to take my oat which helped me a lot in the bio section, so for biology I just went over my notes from anatomy, Kaplan book, and this biology pdf that is attached which I read during long trips or slow days at work! I also took a BUNCH of different kaplan practice exams for the Bio section and if i got a question wrong I’d google and watch youtube videos about the topic and learn it. That also helped me with learning and making sure I knew which biology topics I had down. For chem and physics I used chads videos and honestly the practice problems from chads were super similar to the ones on OAT and highly suggest doing his quizzes for those sections. For ochem, I had a great ochem professor so I just had to refresh and memorize the reactions again by doing flash cards and going over my class notes while following topics that kaplan/chad covered. For reading and math I didn't really study except doing them for the practice tests from kaplan and ADA. OAT wasn't terribly bad if you study your material.
Thank you,!!
 
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