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 […]
The Black Eyecare Perspective (BEP): Black Eyecare Perspective was designed and created to cultivate and foster lifelong relationships between African Americans and the eyecare industry. To increase the number of leaders of black addressing the biases in the eyecare industry. To help eyecare professionals and companies stay effective […]
Video: What the Southern California College of Optometry Offers Optometry Students in an Optometric Education
Are you planning to attend optometry school and are in the process of researching the various optometry program and what they offer their students? Designed with the pre-optometry student in mind, here is a video presentation describing the features and benefits of the Southern California College of Optometry’s […]
Learn how to become a competitive applicant to SCCO’s optometry program!
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. I explain the process here in this video: The most fundamental explanation of SCCO’s […]
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.