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Applying to Optometry School

Applicants apply to optometry schools through an electronic, centralized application administered by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry called OptomCAS.  Once you complete your OptomCAS application, it will be processed and sent to all the optometry schools you select to receive it.  All schools and colleges of optometry in the United States participate in OptomCAS.

For the OptomCAS application you will create your own User Name and Password that will allow you to create your electronic application.  You can log in, fill out part of the application, and save your changes before logging out.  Once you are satisfied that everything is accurate and complete, you submit it electronically and it is sent to OptomCAS for processing.  OptomCAS will verify that you have entered your coursework correctly on the application by matching your application against the transcripts from the colleges and universities you have attended.  After OptomCAS processes your application, they will send it to the schools you have selected to receive it.

In addition, most optometry schools will require that applicants complete their school-specific supplemental application, after the applicant has completed the OptomCAS application.  Information on each school's supplemental application requirements can be found at the link to the Directory of Schools and Colleges on the OptomCAS website.

For further information, please refer to the application instructions on the OptomCAS website.