Application Process

Applicants for the optometric study in the United States and Puerto Rico use a common application service, OptomCAS.  Prospective students file one application which can be sent to multiple schools and colleges of optometry.  This application process is more efficient and convenient for the applicant.  Applicants pay a fee of $125 to OptomCAS to apply to one school or college and $50 per program for each additional.  Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO) requires a supplemental fee of $45, payable to NSUOCO.

Applications for admission will be accepted through February 1 prior to the Fall Semester in which the applicant wishes to enter.  Applications should be filed as early as possible.

You may reach this application by going to https://portal.optomcas.org. Once your application is complete, it is forwarded to NSUOCO. 

For additional information go to the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry website at:  http://www.opted.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageID=3499

The selection of students for admission to the Oklahoma College of Optometry is based on many factors; for instance, the applicant's academic performance, knowledge of optometry, motivation, extracurricular activities and interests, work experience, personal achievements, personal statement, and letters of reference. Careful consideration is given to the applicant's grade-point average, number of hours completed, and scores on the Optometry Admission Test, as well as results of the personal on-campus interviews with the admissions committee.

On-campus interviews with members of the Admissions Committee may be arranged with the applicant after receipt of the application and fee.  Not all applicants will be interviewed.  The Admissions Committee begins making selections for the new class shortly after the fall semester begins for students who enter the following fall semester.  Class size is limited and the college is not able to accept all qualified applicants.  Notification of acceptance will normally be completed by April.

Students accepted into the Optometry program must submit evidence of rubella immunization and a booster for DT (diptheria/tetanus) immunization within the past 10 years.  Students admitted into the Optometry Program are strongly encouraged to have completed the series of Hepatitis B vaccine prior to beginning the program.  Students electing not to be vaccinated are required to sign a waiver indicating their understanding of the risks involved.  This documentation must be received prior to enrolling for the fall semester.

If you have questions about optometry or our program, please continue to contact us at 918-444-4006 or by e-mail at medearis@nsuok.edu.

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Lily in NSUOCO water fountain.
(Lily in NSUOCO water fountain.)