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A recent follower on my blog asked me for tips on becoming a SCO student, so I wanted to share with you the path I took to become a student here and offer some suggestions. After determining that SCO was the school for me, I first put my name on their mailing list. I called the admissions department to let them know I was interested, and they sent me an information packet. Also, when Sunnie Ewing visited MSU, I was there to get information and have all my questions answered. I studied for the OAT during the summer and fall of my senior year, and I applied and was accepted during the fall of that same year. I made sure to give all those providing my recommendation letters adequate time to get their letters in, and I had my transcript mailed early as well. Once accepted, I started looking for places to live, and prepared myself for my new life in Memphis!
My suggestions to anyone considering SCO, shadow as many Optometrists as possible in different areas of practice (not just private), and make sure you have some experience and knowledge of the profession. You want to be sure this is the profession for you. Also, visit SCO if possible or jsut call and let them know you're interested in their school. Everyone here is really nice and ready to help you become a student! Please get your application in as soon as possible and give your recommenders as much time as you can to get their information in. You don't want to rush them. Don't forget about making good grades and doing well on the OAT, as this will help make you a more competitive applicant! If you ever have any questions or are unsure of something, always call the admissions office and talk to someone. They'll be glad to help.
I hope I've answered all questions anyone may have! If not, feel free to comment and ask questions!!