Meeting Minutes 10/18/2022


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 

Application Requirement: 

  • OptomCAS June 30 2022- March 1, 2023
  • Essay
  • Letter of rec.
    • OD
    • Pre-professional advisor or science professor
  • Official Transcript 
  • *prefer if you have 30-40 hours of shadowing 

Application Tips:

  • 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.