Because I had my heart set on SCCO from the very beginning, when it came time to apply, SCCO was the only optometry school to which I applied. While applying to only one school has its risks, it also has its benefits…
Lots of Other Things On Your Plate While Studying for the OAT? Advice from SCCO Student Ambassador Kaitlyn Tsou
Lots of Other Things On Your Plate While Studying for the OAT? Here’s My Advice from SCCO Student Ambassador, Kaitlyn Tsou
As a Canadian, How I Researched Optometry Programs in the U.S. by SCCO Student Ambassador Brynn Babey
A series of articles written by SCCO Student Ambassadors, Canadian Brynn Babey explains how she researched optometry schools in both Canada and the U.S. and why she choose SCCO.
A series of articles written by SCCO Student Ambassadors. First up is Gabriela Orozco. “Growing up, I always loved going to the optometrist because it was the only doctor’s appointment I actually looked forward to; but as I got older, I realized not many people shared this same experience.”
Steven Hoffman, OD, a recent SCCO grad, just started a YouTube channel. It’s voiced for any student considering optometry as a career choice. It’s full of advice about how to get into optometry school for applicants too . Dr. Hoffman comes from several generations of optometrists. Not only […]
As a recent UCLA grad from the Los Angeles area, Arbi talks about the transition from a large undergrad to SCCO, a small private optometry school. Made even more difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, he also had to adapt to quarantine isolation and virtual remote learning.
Gina Gilson is from Northern California. She considered staying closer to home to attend optometry school, but it was ultimately her SCCO on-campus visits that made the program stand out as her dream school.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Sabrina attended undergrad at Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. She then—though COVID-19 became a pandemic—made the move across the country to attend SCCO.
Jacob knew where he hoped to attend optometry school. But of course now because of the pandemic, for all accepted applicants who haven’t been able to do the same, it’s much harder to have that certainty conviction when it comes to making the big decision.
With safety precautions due to COVID-19 requiring schools to move to interviews performed virtually, optometry students are faced with what can feel like an impossible decision: choosing to attend a school they’ve never been able to visit.