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Admission requirements

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The OD program is a second-entry program meaning entrants require a number of university courses prior to entry. There are also non-academic requirements that must be met.

  • Academic requirements

    • Three or more years of BSc, prerequisite courses, and overall average
  • Non-academic requirements

    • Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), proof of citizenship, English language requirements, Non-academic application sections, interview, police check, and CASPer - *NEW*
  • Selection process

    • Selection criteria
    • Profile of past first-year students
    • Factors not considered by the admissions committee
  • Additional considerations

    • Deferment and transfer
  • Financial considerations

    • Application fee, tuition fees & supplies, housing, meals, and other costs, financial aid & student awards