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Applying to ICO

A few things to know before applying

Your path to ICO

As you work through your material, we recommend visiting How to Apply on why.ico.edu. This gives you a breakdown of what you will need to do at each stage of the application process.

We evaluate the big picture

When assessing prospective students, we consider who you are as an individual beyond academic achievements; we desire to know you personally and academically to ensure fit and assess for success. We want to learn what lessons or experiences have shaped you as an individual. ICO Interview Day is an opportunity for you to give us insight into who you are and to learn about how ICO can help you achieve your professional goals. Our advice? Come prepared to ask us questions about life at ICO and be yourself!

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Interested in learning more about ICO's standards for admission? View a snapshot of the performance of our student body.

 

What do I need for my application?

The following items are part of your application OptomCAS application to ICO:

 

  • Professional Knowledge – Includes shadowing, observation, internships, extracurricular activities, etc.

  • Your application essay - Discusses your motivation for pursuing a future in optometry and at ICO

  • Academic History – Includes GPAs/transcripts, prerequisite courses, and Bachelor’s degree(s). OptomCAS allows you to revise your application between December and February, should you wish to update us with improved grades.

  • Recommendation Letters (2 minimum uploaded directly to OptomCAS)

  • OAT Scores and/or GRE Scores

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Recommendation

Letters

OAT/GRE

Scores

Academic History

Application

Essay

Professional

Knowledge

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