What You Should Know — Optometry Admissions and SCCO

OAT Exam Guide from ASCO

This document is the official guide to policies for the Optometry Admission Test (OAT™)Program. It provides information about application and testing procedures, examination content and scoring.Capture

It’s a guide to help you understand the everything related to taking the OAT.  I recommend that you read it cover to cover.

Access the Current OAT Exam Guide from ASCO’s Website Using This Link

Table of Contents for the OAT Exam Guide:

OVERVIEW
About this Guide
About the OAT™

ASCO and AOA Information
Ethical Conduct in Applying to Optometry Education Programs

TEST CONTENT AND PREPARATION MATERIALS
Scope of the Test
Test Specifications
Test Preparation Materials
Unreleased Test Materials

SCORE INFORMATION
Scoring of Test
Test Validity and Score Reliability
Score Reports
Guide for Interpretation of OAT™ Scores
Score Audits

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Retesting
Partial Retesting

TESTING INFORMATION
Test Centers
Test Schedule
Apply to Test
Privacy and Security
Schedule a Testing Appointment
Reschedule or Cancel a Testing Appointment
Testing Fees
Partial Fee Waiver
Testing Accommodations

TESTING RULES AND REGULATIONS
Rules of Conduct
Test Center Procedures
Test Regulations and Prohibited Conduct

TESTING IRREGULARITIES AND MISCONDUCT
Irregularities and Appeals
Arbitration Requirement

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