Welcome to the SCCO Admissions Blog! The best way to explore the information hosted here is to use the navigation tabs in the bar on the top of this page: Admissions and Applying tabs list articles on everything you should know about being an applicant to optometry school; […]
What follows is a retrospective from an OAT test taker about the OAT. It was originally posted on SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-Optometry Students: This advice was given by a student who was accepted into SCCO. I don’t think she’d mind me telling you that she NAILED the […]
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Here’s an article written by a young man who was accepted into our incoming class for this fall. Its overarching message describes how he went about the decision-making and even more importantly, how he dealt with the inherent anxiety in that process. By way of endorsement and from […]
Applying to optometry school may seem like a huge undertaking. While you should treat the process with the focus it deserves, there’s no need to let anxiety or perfectionism creep in and cause you to submit a late application. What follows are suggestions for simple things you can […]
More and more and for not just the obvious reasons of conserving resources and a shortened timeline, pre-optometry students are deciding to forego completion of a bachelor’s degree before applying to optometry school.
As an admissions officer, I have reviewed thousands of applications and have developed an expectation for essential elements that I look for in competitive applicants—those who will qualify to advance in SCCO’s admissions process. The most fundamental explanation of SCCO’s admissions process is that it has two serial […]
Given our current situation with COVID-19, I am republishing this article because is has renewed relevance as an accepted shadowing practice. In many ways, there is even more to be learned by interviewing an optometrist than by the mere passive observation of the traditional shadowing experience.
I love to read these MBKU News articles featuring students. The articles discuss the various aspects of not only student life, but student leadership, dreams, and aspirations. Also featured are recent grads and what they have been able to achieve in a short time. If you’re looking for […]
Nervousness is inherent to any interview process… But the nervous vibe is not what you want to give off because it conveys fear and being out of control… You can be nervous and still control the vibe you give off. I will use wisdom from Cesar Millan, The Dog […]