Letters of Evaluation

Evaluation Type
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Chicago College of Optometry, Midwestern University (CCO)  2  A  A  R A A A N/A A A N/A  A
Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) 2 A A R R A A N/A A A N/A N/A
Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO) X 3 A* A* A A A A A A A A A
Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry (IAUPR) 2 A N/A R R A A A A A A N/A
MCPHS University School of Optometry (MCPHS) 2 A A A A A A A A A A A
Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University (MCO) 3 A A R R A A A A A A A
Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT) 2 A A R A A A A A A A A
New England College of Optometry (NECO) 3 A* A R* R A* A* A* A A A A
Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO) 3 A A A A A A A A A A A
NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry (NOVA) 3 A A R R A R A A A A A
The Ohio State University College of Optometry (OSU)  X 3 A A R A A R N/A A A A A
Pacific University College of Optometry (PUCO) X 2 A* A* R A* A* A* N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus/PCO) X 3 A* A A** A** A A A***  A  A A A
Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCOMBKU) RC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC RC
Southern College of Optometry (SCO) 2 A* A R A* A* A N/A R* A* A A
State University of New York State College of Optometry (SUNY) 3 R A R R R A A A A A A
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (UABSO) 1 or 4 A A* R A A A N/A R A A A
University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry (UCB) 3 N/A * A A A A A A A A A
University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) X 3 A A A R R A A A A A A
University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) 2 A A A A A A A A A A A
University of Missouri at St. Louis College of Optometry (UMSL)  X 3 A* A* R A A A A A A A A
University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) 2 A A R* A N/A N/A N/A A A R N/A
Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry (WUCO) 3 A A A A A A A A A A A

R: Required
RC: Recommended
A: Accepted
N/A: Not Accepted

*IUSO – Committee and composite letters only count as one letter of recommendation.

*KYCO - Only one letter from an Optometrist or Healthcare Professional is required.  An O.D who is a member of the AOA is preferred.

*NECO – Letters from two professors and one optometrist are required. To fulfill professor requirement, evaluator must have taught applicant in course or supervised applicant in lab setting. Second professor recommendation may be from a science or non-science professor. A committee letter automatically fulfills the two professor requirement. Letters from teaching assistants or lab instructors only count as professor letters when cosigned by course professor. Optometrist letter must be from a non-relative whom the applicant has shadowed to fulfill requirement.

*PUCO – Two letters of recommendations are required. One letter must be from a non-relative optometrist. A second letter must be from a faculty member who has taught you in college.

*Salus/PCO – pre-professional committee letter fulfills entire letter requirement.

**Salus/PCO – These letters are preferred.

***Salus/PCO – letter from Teaching Assistant needs to be co-signed by professor.

*SCO – Committee or Prehealth advisor preferred; letter from biology, chemistry or physics instructor acceptable.

*UABSO – A composite letter is preferred.

*UCB – contact school regarding composite letter.

*UMSL – OD still required.