Deadlines and Other Information

Instructions to Schools: All information should apply to applicants participating in the OptomCAS 2022-2023 cycle, which would be for first-year entry into optometry school for the 2023-2024 academic year.

School Supplemental Fee Supplemental Application Deadline OptomCAS Deadline Tuition and Fees Last OAT Test Date Accepted Other Tests Accepted Bachelors Required?
AZCOPT None N/A 4/1/23 Please check school website 5/1/23 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Yes
CCO None N/A 4/1/23 Please check school website 5/1/23 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Yes
IAUPR None N/A 5/25/23 Please check school website  6/30/23 GRE No
ICO None N/A 5/1/23 Please check school website 5/1/23 GRE No
IUSO $70 3/1/23 1/31/23 Please check school website N/A Test optional GRE and MCAT Preferred; offer ‘Early Admission’ to qualified candidates who meet certain criteria
KYCO None N/A 3/31/23 $44,000 3/15/23 MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Preferred, but not required
MCO None 2/1/23 2/1/23 Please check school website 2/1/23 Preferred, but not required
MCPHS None N/A 5/1/23 Check school website 6/1/23 GRE Preferred
NECO $30 (waivers available) 3/31/23 3/31/23 Please check school website 5/15/23 GRE accepted. MCAT, DAT and PCAT will be considered on a case-by-case basis. No
NOVA $50 4/1/23 4/1/23 Check school website 4/1/23 MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Not required, but preferred
NSUOCO $75 2/1/23 2/1/23 Please consult school website 2/1/23 MCAT and DAT are accepted. Preferred, but not required
OSU $60 domestic and $70 international 3/15/23 3/1/23 Please consult the OSU website 3/1/23 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Completion of three
or more years of
undergraduate
coursework (90+
semester hours) is
required, with
preference given to
those with an earned bachelor’s
degree
PUCO None N/A 2/15/23 Please check school website 2/15/2023. Retake scores will be accepted if taken on or before 3/1/23. GRE, MCAT and DAT are accepted. Not required, but applicants without a bachelor’s degree must fulfill the prerequisite requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Option. Please check school website for more information.
PCO/Salus $52 (OD Traditional Program only) 4/11/23 (OD Traditional Program only) 3/31/23 Please consult Salus website 6/1/23 DAT, GRE, MCAT, PCAT No (OD Traditional Program)
Yes (OD Accelerated Scholars Program)
SCCOMBKU $75 4/1/23 (included in the OptomCAS application). Fee may be paid after this date. 4/1/23 Please consult MBKU website 4/1/23 OAT preferred. GRE, MCAT, PCAT and DAT accepted. Bachelor’s degree is recommended but not required.
SCO $50 3/1/23 3/1/23 Non-Regional: $40,358 Regional: $21,158 3/1/23 GRE and MCAT may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Strongly recommended
SUNY $40 3/1/23 3/1/23 In-state $29,820; Out-of-state $51,150; Fees $690 2/28/23 GRE, MCAT, DAT, PCAT No, but highly recommended
UABSO $75 4/1/23 4/1/23 Please consult the UABSO website 4/15/23 MCAT and DAT are accepted. Possible other exams are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Strongly preferred
UCB  $66 (domestic and international applicants) 12/02/22 12/02/22 Please consult the UCB website 12/02/22 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted. Last test date accepted is 11/30/22.
Yes
UHCO $50 2/28/23 2/28/23 Please consult UHCO website All documents must be to the UHCO’s Office of Student Services by 2/28/23 MCAT, DAT, PCAT, and GRE are accepted. Yes
UIWRSO None N/A 5/1/23 Please consult UIWRSO website 6/1/23 GRE, MCAT,
and DAT are accepted.
Strongly recommended
UMSL $50 4/1/23 4/1/23 Please consult UMSL website 3/1/23 MCAT,
DAT, PCAT  and GRE are accepted.
Strongly recommended but not required
WUCO None N/A 5/1/23 Please consult WesternU website 5/1/23 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
No, but preferred