Location: Fry 33
Meeting Called By: Pre-Optometry Club
Duration: 1 Hour
Southern College of Optometry got to speak with the club.
- The campus itself is very small.
- The clinic and the building are right next to each other.
- All the students will know each other like a small highschool
- Blind interview
Entering Class Profile (2021)
- Average GPA: 3.66
- Average OAT: 338
- Class size: ~136
Factors to Consider:
- They do clinical research
- 98% of the students who have entered SCO have graduated
- They are a private institution
- They start clinic in their third year
- 2nd years can do some school vision screening and will shadow third and fourth years
- Big music town
- Smaller city than Columbus
- They do not have on campus living. Most of their students live on Mud Island
- OptomCAS June 30 2022- March 1, 2023
- Letter of rec.
- Pre-professional advisor or science professor
- Official Transcript
- *prefer if you have 30-40 hours of shadowing
- Gain Diverse Optometric exposure
- Apply Early
- Be professional
- Dress professionally
- Respond to emails/phone calls
- When plans change, notify each school
- Ask questions
- Be yourself
Board Passage Rate:
- Check online, they defected when asked in person.
- Also was not present during the presentation.