Information for

Future Doctor of Optometry students

Important Dates:

Applications for September 2018 entry are now available.

Things to know when applying: 

  • In the academic background section, you need to enter the date of your undergraduate degree.  December 2017 is the latest date you can enter (even if you will be in school for January 2018).  So enter December 2017.
  • In the section for transcripts, only universities in Ontario can be ordered here.  If you attend(ed) university outside Ontario, you must order the transcript from your school. For further information see our overview on transcripts.
  • For September 2018 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31st, 2015 to August 31st, 2017.
  • The CASPer test will be held on August 15, August 20 & September 17, 2017.   Applications are now available at the CASPer website. You only need to take the CASPer one of those times. You must apply to OUAC before applying for the CASPer.  You need your OUAC number for the CASPer application.

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!