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How To Apply

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GATHER YOUR MATERIALS

  1. One from a professor, academic advisor or committee. 
     

  2. One from a practicing, non-relative optometrist. 

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TWO LETTERS OF
RECOMENDATION
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The OAT will assess general reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics.

ICO also accepts GRE scores.

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TAKE THE OPTOMETRY
ADMISSION TEST
(OAT)
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To prepare you for

optometry school, ICO requires a series of

college-level pre-optometry courses prior to admission.

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SATISFY
PREREQUISITE
COURSES
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SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Submit application and supporting materials
 through OptomCAS starting at the end of June.
Fall 2022 Entry Deadline: May 1, 2022

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SUBMIT ADDITIONAL

MATERIALS TO ICO

This includes your personal statement, transcripts, and letters of recommendation.

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SEND YOUR OptomCAS APPLICATION
TO ICO
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You can submit this information using your OptomCAS profile. If you have any questions or concerns, email admissions@ico.edu

REQUEST YOUR OAT and/or GRE SCORES
BE SENT TO ICO
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For GRE or TOEFL, ICO's institutional code is 1317.
If English is your second language, request your
TOEFL scores be sent to ICO.

Once you're invited to interview, we will ask you to fill out an additional form to help us get to know you better as well as gather other information we need. The form includes a pre-optometry course worksheet and an essay.

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SUBMIT ICO'S
INTERVIEW
PROFILE FORM
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WAIT

1-2 WEEKS

INTERVIEW

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Admission candidates will be invited to interview on ICO's campus or remotely.
 
Interviews are conducted one-on-one with a member of our Faculty or Administration.
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ACCEPTANCE & DEPOSIT

You will hear from the Admissions Committee within two to three weeks of your interview.
 
Congratulations! At this point you've been accepted into the ICO family! To secure your seat in our next entering class, do not delay and turn in your deposit.

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 More Information 

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We're Here to Help!

Our Admissions Department is waiting to hear from you!

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