Anytime I meet an applicant who scores well on the OAT, I ask him or her to write a how-to article on how he or she prepared to take it. This is such an article. You can’t get much better than the top score of 400 in every […]
My Unofficial Study Guide to the OAT by Colin Leung, SCCO Class of 2022 This study guide was written by a SCCO student from the incoming class Fall 2018 who successfully took the OAT. Colin calls it his “Unofficial Guide to the OAT.” In it, he reports both […]
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.
Tips for successfully taking the OAT!
I’ve received an endorsement of Chad’s Videos from an applicant who performed very well on the OAT. I thought her comments were worthy of a blog article. This applicant explained that at SCCO’s Spring Admissions Open House, she heard a SCCO student endorse these videos/teaching tool explaining that it was the preferred […]
Another great information exchange on the topic of preparing to take the OAT came together on the SCCO’s Pre-Optometry Facebook Group page, spearheaded by 2nd year student, Michael Goering. I asked him to reproduce it for the Blog and so here it is… My name is Michael Goering and […]
It’s time to start working on your application for this year’s 2016-17 admissions cycle. To get you started, here’s a terrific article about applying through OptomCAS. The article provides tips on how to get your application completed, and then a detailed “roadmap” as to how your application will move […]
Here’s a recent Facebook conversation between SCCO students with a pre-optometry student regarding OAT test-preparation: Melisa G (pre-optometry student): I am debating on how to prepare for the OAT and I was wondering if someone could give me some advice based on their past experience with Kaplan or […]
The process of getting into optometry school is inherently anxiety producing. When combined with life’s other 24/7 stress and distractions, it’s no wonder that I get so many distress calls from applicants—especially about the OAT and the stress of objective test-taking. In the past, I would listen compassionately and […]
Here’s a TERRIFIC series of articles written by Jade McLachlin, a pre-optometry student and founding officer for the Grant MacEwan Pre-Optometry Club, at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. She goes into great detail in this article series: Part I: Courses and Registering to Take the OAT Part II: Studying […]