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The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is a standardized exam designed to assess competencies in areas important for success in optometry school and a career as an optometrist. The exam covers four content areas: Survey of the Natural Sciences (Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry), Reading Comprehension, Physics, and Quantitative Reasoning.

A fundamental way to begin to prepare for the OAT is to review the concepts covered on the exam (open the PDF for the OAT Guide on the OAT Guide webpage and scroll to the "Test Specifications" at the end of the document). Review the concepts and ask yourself if you are familiar with them. You should prepare intensively by reviewing material in OAT prep books and taking repeated practice OAT exams, available in book and CD form.

Examinees must submit an electronic application via the website below prior to scheduling a test date. After submitting the application you will be sent registration authorization information that will allow you to call a testing center and schedule the exam.

For more information please consult the OAT website.