Question 1: Can you provide me with some information about the accreditation process?
WesternU’s College of Optometry was granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) on February 6, 2013. 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: Which standardized admissions tests do you accept?
The OAT remains the preferred admissions test. GRE scores may be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Committee if the candidate’s prerequisite and science GPAs are at least 3.0. DAT, MCAT or PCAT scores may be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Committee if circumstances make taking the OAT onerous or impossible. Please visit our application requirements page for additional details.
Question 5: Is there a minimum score on any of the standardized admissions tests you accept?
There is no minimum test score required at this time.
Question 6: How many students will you be accepting?
We anticipate seating a class of 66 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.
Question 8: Is there a secondary application that is required?
We do not require a secondary application.