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Optometry Admission Test

The Optometry Admission Test is required of all applicants to ICO. The OAT will assess general reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics.

Only OAT scores reported within the last two years are acceptable. For application to the entering class of 2016, scores including and since August 2013 are valid. Your test must be completed by the application deadline of Feb. 15, 2016.

The OAT may be repeated after a 90-day waiting period. If the test is taken multiple times, ICO will evaluate the most recent score for admission purposes.

Information on the Optometry Admission Test is available online at You can register for the test there and also view an online version of the information booklet. You may also contact the testing program via mail or phone at:

Optometry Admission Testing Program
211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-232-2159