What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO

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Applying Through OptomCAS Part One: “Start through Submit”

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June 17, 2015 • Applying

This is part one of a two part comprehensive article about applying through OptomCAS Written by Eryn Kraning, Director of Admissions, SCCO Submitting an application to a professional school is inherently anxiety producing. While some of this anxiety is warranted, much is unnecessarily produced simply from lack of knowledge regarding the admissions process. SCCO’s admissions advisers… Read More ›

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ASCO’s Resources: Blog, YouTube, Brochure, Podcasts, and PPT

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ASCO (Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry) is optometric education’s mothership. Founded in 1941, ASCO is a non-profit education association representing the interests of optometric education. ASCO’s membership encompasses the schools and colleges of optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico. ASCO is committed to achieving excellence in optometric education and to helping its… Read More ›

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Applying Through OptomCAS Part One: “Start through Submit”

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This is part one of a two part comprehensive article about applying through OptomCAS Written by Eryn Kraning, Director of Admissions, SCCO Submitting an application to a professional school is inherently anxiety producing. While some of this anxiety is warranted, much is unnecessarily produced simply from lack of knowledge regarding the admissions process. SCCO’s admissions advisers… Read More ›

OAT »

OAT Prep: Test Takers’ Opinions on Kaplan, OAT Destroyer & Chad’s Videos

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Here’s a recent Facebook conversation between SCCO students with a pre-optometry student regarding OAT test-preparation: Melisa G (pre-optometry student):  I am debating on how to prepare for the OAT and I was wondering if someone could give me some advice based on their past experience with Kaplan or the OAT Destroyer? Did you feel studying… Read More ›

The Interview »

“Six Interview Mistakes” by Michael Neece, Monster.com Contributing Writer

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I came across this article on Monster.com.  Michael Neece makes six concise points about interviewing that has relevance to an applicant interview.  I formatted this article so that my comments appear after each point made by its author: Six Interview Mistakes by Michael Neece, Monster.com, Contributing Writer #1  Confusing an Interview with an Interrogation:  Most candidates expect to be interrogated…. Read More ›

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MBKU’s Dr. Tim Edrington Receives AOA Contact Lens/Cornea Achievement Award

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Yes, I’m shamelessly horn-tooting! Our own Dr. Tim Edrington, a favorite of students, has won an award for contributions he has made to the field of cornea/cornea contact lens. He first joined SCCO in 1978. He served this last year on the Admissions Policy Committee where I got to know him even better. He does… Read More ›

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