Wednesday March 10, 2010
Most students enter optometry school after they have earned at least a bachelor’s degree. There are 17 accredited schools and colleges of optometry in the United States, each with its own specific requirements and admission policies, so we urge you to work closely with your advisor and to research each school’s prerequisites.
As a preoptometry student, you will find many activities on campus that interest you. You may wish to join or form a good and serious study group. An organization of particular interest is the Pre-Optometry Club. There will be many demands on your time with classes, shadowing experiences, and student activities. Plan carefully to manage it effectively.