Additional considerations

Deferred offers of admission and transfers

Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science does not defer offers of admission under any circumstances nor do we accept transfers from other Schools of Optometry.

Immunization policy

Prior to participating in any of the clinics (beginning with clinical labs in year one), the Clinic Director requires all interns and externs (from other programs) to provide up-to-date proof of immunization for:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus and diphtheria
  • Hepatitis B
  • TB - must present verification of a two-step tuberculin skin test in the past 12 months of admission.
  • COVID immunizations
  • Other immunizations as may be required (e.g., in the event of a change in policy or an emergent epidemic).

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