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Applicants must meet both academic and non-academic requirements to be considered for admission.
The Doctor of Optometry is a second-entry program, meaning entrants must complete a compulsory set of university-level courses prior to entering the Optometry program. The list of courses is referred to as the “prerequisite courses.” These prerequisite courses provide the base of knowledge that the Optometry program subsequently builds upon.
- Three or more years of BSc
- Prerequisite courses
- Overall average of 75.0% at the time of application
- Full course load - five courses per term for six terms, not including labs
- Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)
- CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics)
- Proof of citizenship
- English language requirements
- Non-academic application sections
- Meet & Greet
- police check
- The final non-academic requirement will be a Meet & Greet. See the Meet & Greet page.
- Selection criteria
- Profile of past first-year students
- Factors not considered by the admissions committee
- Deferment and transfer
- Immunization policy
- Application fee, tuition fees & supplies, housing, meals, and other costs, financial aid & student awards