Deadlines and Other Information

Instructions to Schools: All information should apply to applicants participating in the OptomCAS 2021-2022 cycle, which would be for first-year entry into optometry school for the 2022-2023 academic year.

School Supplemental Fee Supplemental Application Deadline OptomCAS Deadline *Tuition and Fees Last OAT Test Date Accepted Other Tests Accepted Bachelors Required? OAT Influence
AZCOPT None N/A 4/1/22 Please check school website 5/1/22 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Yes Significant
CCO None N/A 4/1/22 Please check school website 5/1/22 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Yes Significant
IAUPR None N/A 5/27/22 Please check school website  6/30/22 GRE No Holistic Review
ICO None N/A 5/1/22 Please check school website 5/1/22 GRE No Holistic Review
IUSO $70 3/1/22 1/31/22 Please check school website N/A Test optional GRE and MCAT Preferred; offer ‘Early Admission’ to qualified candidates who meet certain criteria Holistic review – test optional.
KYCO None N/A 3/31/22 $44,000 3/15/22 MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Preferred, but not required Significant
MCO None 2/1/22 2/1/22 Please check school website 2/1/22 Preferred, but not required Significant
MCPHS None N/A 5/1/22 Check school website 6/1/22 GRE Preferred Moderate
NECO $30 3/31/22 3/31/22 Please consult NECO website 5/15/22 GRE accepted. MCAT, DAT and PCAT will be considered on a case-by-case basis. No Holistic Review
NOVA $50 4/1/22 4/1/22 Check school website 4/1/22 MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted.
Not required, but preferred Significant
NSUOCO $75 2/1/22 2/1/22 Please consult school website 2/1/22 MCAT and DAT are accepted. Preferred, but not required Significant
OSU $60 domestic and $70 international 3/15/22 3/1/22 Please consult the OSU website 3/1/22 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
Holistic review
PUCO None N/A 2/15/22 Tuition $44,892 (2021-2022) Applicants must take the OAT or GRE on or before 2/15/2022. Retake scores will be accepted on or before 3/15/22. GRE 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. Holistic Review
PCO/Salus $52 (OD Traditional Program only) 4/5/22 (OD Traditional Program only) 3/31/22 Please consult Salus website 6/1/22 DAT, GRE, MCAT, PCAT No (OD Traditional Program)
Yes (OD Accelerated Scholars Program)
Holistic Review
SCCOMBKU $75 4/1/22 (included in the OptomCAS application). Fee may be paid after this date. 4/1/22 Please consult school website 4/1/22 A four-year baccalaureate degree is recommended. However, applicants who complete a minimum of 90 semester or 135 quarter units of undergraduate study will qualify for admission. To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be on track to complete the required units through the summer term that precedes fall matriculation. Significant
SCO $50 3/1/22 3/1/22 Non-Regional: $39,058 Regional: $19,858 3/1/22 GRE and MCAT are accepted. Strongly recommended Significant
SUNY $40 3/1/22 3/1/22 In-state $29,820; Out-of-state $51,150; Fees $690 2/28/22 GRE, MCAT, DAT, PCAT No, but highly recommended Holistic Review
UABSO $75 4/1/22 4/1/22 Please consult the UABSO website 4/1/22 MCAT and DAT are accepted. Possible other exams are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Strongly preferred Significant
UCB  $66 (domestic and international applicants) 11/30/21 11/30/21 Please consult the UCB website 11/30/21 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT are accepted. Last test date accepted is 11/30/21.
Yes Holistic review
UHCO $50 3/31/22 3/31/22 Please consult UHCO website All documents must be in the Optometry Relations Office by 3/31/22 GRE and MCAT are accepted. Yes Significant
UIWRSO None N/A 5/1/22 Please consult UIWRSO website 6/1/22 GRE, MCAT,
and DAT are accepted.
Strongly recommended Significant
UMSL $50 4/1/22 4/1/22 Please consult UMSL website 3/1/22 MCAT,
DAT, PCAT  and GRE are accepted.
Strongly recommended but not required Holistic review
WUCO None N/A 5/1/22 Please consult WesternU website 5/1/22 GRE, MCAT,
DAT and PCAT may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
No, but preferred Significant