Applying to optometry school may seem like a huge undertaking. While you should treat the process with the focus it deserves, there’s no need to let anxiety or perfectionism creep in and cause you to submit a late application. What follows are suggestions for simple things you can […]
As an admissions officer, I have reviewed thousands of applications and have developed an expectation for essential elements that I look for in competitive applicants—those who will qualify to advance in SCCO’s admissions process. The most fundamental explanation of SCCO’s admissions process is that it has two serial […]
Given our current situation with COVID-19, I am republishing this article because is has renewed relevance as an accepted shadowing practice. In many ways, there is even more to be learned by interviewing an optometrist than by the mere passive observation of the traditional shadowing experience.
I love to read these MBKU News articles featuring students. The articles discuss the various aspects of not only student life, but student leadership, dreams, and aspirations. Also featured are recent grads and what they have been able to achieve in a short time. If you’re looking for […]
Nervousness is inherent to any interview process… But the nervous vibe is not what you want to give off because it conveys fear and being out of control… You can be nervous and still control the vibe you give off. I will use wisdom from Cesar Millan, The Dog […]
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. Rolling Admissions: SCCO uses rolling admissions; applications are processed as they are received through OptomCAS. Should an applicant meet the academic criteria, […]
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 […]
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.