Information for

Future Doctor of Optometry students

Important Dates:

Applications for September 2018 entry will be available mid-July 2017.

For September 2018 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31st, 2015 to August 31st, 2017.

The CASPer test will be on September 17, 2017.  This is the only date for the CASPer. When applications are available, we will post it on our website.

You’ll find all the important dates for September 2018 admission here.

Accredited, professional, 4-year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree

Are you interested in becoming an Optometrist in Canada?

Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science offers an accredited, professional, 4 year Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. The School is the only provider of English language instruction of optometry in Canada (the only French language school is the École d'Optométrie at the Université de Montréal).

These pages provide:

  • General information about the profession of optometry
  • General information about our program
  • Admission requirements
  • Detailed information about the admission process

For additional help, please first review all the pages of the Future Optometry Student site. If you still have questions, contact the appropriate resource from our contact page Need some answers? We’re here to help!