What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO

Financial Aid 101: Making Sense of the Cost of an Optometric Education

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November 2, 2016 • Applying

As an admissions officer, I consult with many who are justifiably concerned with the potential costs of an optometric education. Most pre-optometry students research programs’ websites and use the fee for tuition as the key indicator and thus the cost basis for comparison. This is a mistake.  Annual tuition cannot be used to compare schools because it does… Read More ›

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Skype with SCCO Admissions Advisers

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Host a virtual SCCO admissions presentation for your pre-optometry club! Virtual visits save time and may be much more convenient for pre-optometry clubs. We are now offering this format. Admissions advisers Jane Ann Munroe, OD, Assistant Dean of Admissions, and Eryn Kraning, Director of Admissions will give a PowerPoint presentation to your club, a Q&A session… Read More ›

Applying »

Financial Aid 101: Making Sense of the Cost of an Optometric Education

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As an admissions officer, I consult with many who are justifiably concerned with the potential costs of an optometric education. Most pre-optometry students research programs’ websites and use the fee for tuition as the key indicator and thus the cost basis for comparison. This is a mistake.  Annual tuition cannot be used to compare schools because it does… Read More ›

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OAT Prep Recommendation: Chad’s Videos

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I’ve received an endorsement of Chad’s Videos from an applicant who performed very well on the OAT.  I thought her comments were worthy of a blog article. This applicant explained that at SCCO’s Spring Admissions Open House, she heard a SCCO student endorse these videos/teaching tool explaining that it was the preferred method she used to prepare to take… 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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I Chose SCCO

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“when I asked how each had made the decision about which school to choose, I heard over and over, ‘I just knew it was right.”‘

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