Admission to Residency Programs | Southern College of Optometry
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The Southern College of Optometry Residency Committee reviews all applicants being considered for admission.

The applicant must:

  • have earned the Doctor of Optometry degree by the time of matriculation from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Council on Optometric Education;
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average in the optometry professional curriculum as specified in the Program Description;
  • furnish complete transcripts of all optometric education;
  • take and pass all parts of the National Board Examinations and submit the results of those examinations;
  • provide letters of recommendation;
  • be eligible for licensure in the state in which the program resides
  • have an interview with the supervisor of the program.
  • all residency applications shall be evaluated without regard to sex, race, color, creed, national origin, or disabilities.

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The application deadline for SCO residencies is January 30.