Category: Minority Pre-Optometry Students Resources

Resource Guide for the Canadian Student Planning to Attend U.S. Optometry School

Canadian students planning to attend grad school in the U.S. inherently have additional considerations.  Here is how SCCO supports our Canadian students with this process… Pre-Admission Personal Counseling: Connect with SCCO’s Office of Admissions: As a fundamental step in the process, know SCCO’s admissions advisers are eager to […]

Help Your Pre-Optometry Club Be Even MORE Successful!

Being part of a pre-optometry club is a great way to get plugged into your future profession, learn about the various optometry educational programs, and learn about how to make yourself a competitive applicant.  Pre-optometry clubs attract students who are not familiar with optometry. There’s  wisdom in the movie line, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]