Admission Criteria and Interview Dates

Please note that Pacific University College of Optometry requires a short supplemental application in addition to the universal OptomCAS application.

Your application for admission to Pacific University College of Optometry will not be complete until we receive both the OptomCAS application and your Pacific University Supplemental Application.

Enrollment is limited and admission is selective. The Optometry Admissions Committee strongly encourages early application. In making admission decisions, the Optometry Admissions Committee considers many factors:

Based on the criteria listed above, selected applicants are invited for the on-campus personal interview. The interview is required and is a contributing factor in the admissions decision. It allows the selection committee to assess essential skills and traits which may not be reflected in the application. Students admitted into the optometry program at Pacific University must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check prior to the start of classes in the first semester of the program.


Immunization Requirements for Admitted Students

Optometry students must be properly immunized in order to protect the health of themselves as well as their patients.  Students will have contact with patients starting in the first year, therefore it is important to be current on all required immunizations.  Some immunizations require multiple doses, and some require a titer to test for immunity; getting a head start on this process will make things easier as you start the program. Click here for more information regarding required immunizations.

2014-2015 Interview Days:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

In the interview, consideration is given to knowledge of the profession, motivation toward a career in optometry, ability to think clearly and logically, poise, self-confidence, warmth and verbal expression of ideas.  The interview is approximately 45 minutes with two representatives from the College of Optometry.



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