SCCO’s admissions process is paperless, with one notable exception: your Resume/CV is still printed out for review by the interviewing faculty member assigned to do your interview. So why in this paperless process is your Resume/CV still printed out? Because it is personal, and most importantly, it is […]
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. Rolling Admissions: SCCO uses rolling admissions; applications are processed as they are received through OptomCAS. Should an applicant meet the academic criteria, […]
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.