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Like other healthcare professions, optometry requires planning and preparation in order to succeed. Prospective optometry students are encouraged to explore the admissions process by reviewing each of the steps outlined on this site, including the admissions overview, how to become a competitive applicant, application deadlines, the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) and other important information you will need.
The Student Services staff at SCO is ready to assist you with any questions you may have as you prepare to take your first step on the road to becoming an optometrist.
SCO wants to provide you quality information that guides you through the application process and makes you a more attractive candidate.
If you are looking for additional information on how SCO reviews your academic history, how to better understand the SCO application process, required prerequisite courses or how to become a more competitive applicant, be sure to visit the Admissions page.
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SCO actively endeavors to provide students with the scholarships and financial aid strategies they need to succeed. The college offers institutional and donor-established scholarships as well as other awards presented to students throughout the four-year program.
Once accepted, SCO’s Financial Aid Office works with students to secure other funding sources, administer the Federal Work Study program and assist with financial planning.
Before applying to SCO, you deserve to know the quick facts about SCO’s tuition, its National Board passage rates, its entering class statistics and more.
SCO takes satisfaction in knowing that its students perform well above the national average in National Board passage rates. Despite the impressive results and data, SCO continually strives to create a curriculum that not only prepares its students for the National Board but also for their professional careers.