Question 1: Can you provide me with some information about the accreditation process?
We are pleased to announce that WesternU’s College of Optometry was granted preliminary approval by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) on February 15, 2008. According to the ACOE, students who enter a program with the status of "preliminary approval" and who successfully complete the program are considered to be graduates of an accredited program for purposes of licensure and application to residency programs.
To learn more, visit our accreditation page.
Question 2: What are your admissions requirements?
Please visit our view requirements page for more information.
Question 3: How can I submit my application?
Please visit the apply now page for detailed instructions on how to apply.
Question 4: What can you tell me about the OAT?
The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) score report is required as part of your application file. The OAT should be taken as soon as possible to ensure your eligibility for the next entering class. Please visit our view requirements page for more information.
Question 5: Is there a minimum OAT score?
There is no minimum OAT score required at this time.
Question 6: How many students will you be accepting?
We anticipate seating a class of 86 students.
Question 7: Can I visit your campus?
We would love for you to visit campus! Attend Preview Day where we will provide you with detailed information on the curriculum and profession as well as the admissions process. You will also have the opportunity to hear from the Dean/upper administration and chat with current WesternU students as they tour you through the facilities.