More and more and for not just the obvious reasons of conserving resources and a shortened timeline, pre-optometry students are deciding to forego completion of a bachelor’s degree before applying to optometry school.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In an article from Ketchum Magazine, Moena Dean, graduating from SCCO this spring, explains how she successfully completed her term as a student. And not just any student! Moena gave birth to a son and daughter while she was an optometry student and still performed academically well enough […]
For optometry applicants, taking the OAT is inherently stressful. It just is. Even so, for some OAT test takers, there is excessive and unnecessary self-inflicted anxiety that can be avoided.
This article will explain what you can do before and during the OAT to help deal with the anxiety inherent in test taking.
With a topic that does indeed influence the way admissions committees evaluate canidates, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth is a New York Times bestseller. The message is one that confirms what admissions officers have learned through experience: the secret to an applicant’s achievement is not […]
Peer Advisers 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 […]
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