My Unofficial Study Guide to the OAT by Colin Leung, SCCO Class of 2022 This study guide was written by a SCCO student from the incoming class Fall 2018 who successfully took the OAT. Colin calls it his “Unofficial Guide to the OAT.” In it, he reports both […]
SCCO invests itself in its students’ success! As incoming students go through the matriculation process, not only do admissions advisers help with the process but also support services offered through the Office of Student Affairs helps every student make the transition into professional grad school a successful one… SCCO’s […]
There is so much misinformation and thus misconceptions about SCCO’s application process. Let this article remedy this misinformation and quell unnecessary anxiety associated with the process. To hear my explanation of the strategy, click on the video link here below : Rolling Admissions: SCCO uses rolling admissions; applications […]
There’s a definite trend toward offering more ways to complete college coursework online, resulting in more and more confusion for the student consumer who must choose an online course that meets that will fulfill a specific requirement. SCCO does accept the online course format as a way to […]
Peer Advisors are upperclassmen who are trained to assist incoming students make the transition into professional grad school. One of the way they assist is through the Peer Advisor Blog. Here is an example of such a blog article that may even be helpful to you as a pre-optometry […]
This article was written by a member of SCCO’s faculty, Dr. Corina van de Pol. She writes about what it’s like to be in the interviewer’s chair. She is an experienced interviewer and performs many each year for SCCO Admissions. Her wisdom will most certainly provide insight and […]
Here’s an article from OptometryStudents.com that I endorse. It is written by Sydni Davis who will be a first year student at UMSL College of Optometry, matriculating Fall 2018. THE DO’S Be specific. You are allowed about 4,500 characters to write your essay. This does not leave much room […]
his article was written by a young man, Paul Hill, who will be applying to optometry school in the upcoming admissions cycle. I asked him to write this article because of the terrific success he had taking the OAT. I’ve asked his permission to report that he scored a 390 in the Academic Average and a 400 in the Total Science sections. With such solid scores, of course I asked him if he would share his OAT preparation method.
In an article from Ketchum Magazine, Moena Dean, graduating from SCCO this spring, explains how she successfully completed her term as a student. And not just any student! Moena gave birth to a son and daughter while she was an optometry student and still performed academically well enough […]
For optometry applicants, taking the OAT is inherently stressful. It just is. Even so, for some OAT test takers, there is excessive and unnecessary self-inflicted anxiety that can be avoided.
This article will explain what you can do before and during the OAT to help deal with the anxiety inherent in test taking.