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Applications for September 2019 entry are now available.

For September 2019 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31, 2016 to August 31, 2018.

Future Doctor of Optometry students

Applications for September 2019 entry are now available here.

For September 2019 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31st, 2016 to August 31st, 2018.

The CASPer test will be held on August 14 at 5:00PM EDT, August 19 2:00PM EDT, September 16 at 5:00PM EDT, and October 14 at 12pm EDT and 3pm EDT*, 2018.  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 WATERLOO # for the CASPer application.  These are the only dates for CASPer if you are applying to Optometry at the University of Waterloo.  There may be later dates listed on the CASPer website, but they don’t allow you to apply to Optometry at the University of Waterloo for September 2019 admission and they will not be considered by the Optometry Admission Committee.

*Please note that the October 14 date has been added to accommodate the OUAC shutdown.

You’ll find all the important dates for September 2019 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!