319671

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Mar 21, 2010
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Pre-Optometry
Psych- A
Stats-A
G Chem- B, B
Ochem- B, B
Physics...taking...probably getting a b in all 3
Bio- Got AP credit
Calc- B, B, C
Human Anatomy-C
Human Physiology-C
English Req-B

Extra Curic:
-Worked in a school for blind children for a summer
- did Unite for Sight (look it up) in India for a summer
- worked 100 hrs at top university opth. center
- shadowed
- 300 + (in progress) at a vision therapist's office
-American Red Cross Volunteer
-worked at SIO

OAT -not taken
 
Jul 2, 2010
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its hard to say without seeing ur actual OAT scores and GPA. these grades are average but if you do very well on the OAT and if your GPA is pretty good, you have a good chance. but if you are applying this cycle, you need to do so asap cause its getting late in the cycle
 
Sep 17, 2010
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Optometry Student
Psych- A
Stats-A
G Chem- B, B
Ochem- B, B
Physics...taking...probably getting a b in all 3
Bio- Got AP credit
Calc- B, B, C
Human Anatomy-C
Human Physiology-C
English Req-B

Extra Curic:
-Worked in a school for blind children for a summer
- did Unite for Sight (look it up) in India for a summer
- worked 100 hrs at top university opth. center
- shadowed
- 300 + (in progress) at a vision therapist's office
-American Red Cross Volunteer
-worked at SIO

OAT -not taken

I agree with what's already been said, but ICO, PCO ,NECO, puerto rico and any of the non accredited new schools are going to be easier than say Berkley or SUNY. That being said if you have a 3.0 GPA and get like a 360 on the OAT you could go anywhere.
 
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319671

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I agree with what's already been said, but ICO, PCO ,NECO, puerto rico and any of the non accredited new schools are going to be easier than say Berkley or SUNY. That being said if you have a 3.0 GPA and get like a 360 on the OAT you could go anywhere.
i did not know that ico, pco, neco are not accredited? what about houston?
 
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ico, pco, neco, and houston are all accredited schools. only the new schools (western, midwestern, incarnate word) are not accredited yet.
 
Sep 17, 2010
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i did not know that ico, pco, neco are not accredited? what about houston?
dude i didn't say they weren't i said they are easier to get into than suny or berkley, but the ones are aren't accredited: the AZ, new CA one, and the new TX one will also be easier to get into
 
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319671

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ico, pco, neco, and houston are all accredited schools. only the new schools (western, midwestern, incarnate word) are not accredited yet.

what schools do you think I can have a shot at??
 
Jul 2, 2010
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what schools do you think I can have a shot at??
we still cant really say without your stats. it all depends on what you get on OAT and GPA. if they are good, ur fine. if they are not so good, then u have a better chance getting in if you apply early or apply to a less competitive school. Berkeley and SUNY are the most competitive
 

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have you looked at the entering class profiles?

http://www.opted.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3449

if you are really concerned, call each school, let them know what your gpa is and they should be able to help explain what kind of OAT score and extracurriculars they are looking for in their applicants.

have you filled out the optomcas application yet? every day that passes lowers your chances at getting in with "less than competitive" scores, so I would definitely get on it if you havent already.
 
Jul 2, 2010
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oh yeah, and im sorry if i sound rude asking for your gpa and stuff. if its personal, just go to that site and check out the stats for each school to see where you may fit in
 
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319671

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oh yeah, and im sorry if i sound rude asking for your gpa and stuff. if its personal, just go to that site and check out the stats for each school to see where you may fit in
its all good. i actually dont know which is why i just wrote my grades. i went to a presitigous school freshman year communtiy college soph year and back to the same presitgious school junior year (now) so i swtiched form quarter to sem to quarter, so its all ****ed up :D