All applicants to the Michigan College of Optometry are required to sit for the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), which is designed to measure general academic ability and scientific knowledge. OAT results are valid for a maximum of two years from the date of the examination. The OAT test is available in computerized version only. The computer version is given continuously on an individually arranged basis. The OAT must be taken by February 15.
For additional information on the OAT, contact them via the ASCO website (www.opted.org) or contact your college advisor or write:
Optometry Admission Test Program
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1846
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
The MCO Admissions Committee prefers scores of 300 or higher in each of the categories on the OAT examination, unless there are extenuating circumstances that apply to scores less than 300. For example, it is possible that the examination will be taken prior to the time when all the courses related to examination are yet to be completed. The Admissions Committee takes that fact into consideration during their evaluation.