Early completion of your application gives you the best opportunity for admittance. Applications are processed as they are received and offers of acceptance are made on a rolling basis.

Application for Fall 2020 Admission is due by May 1, 2020

The typical application cycle for UIWRSO is July - May. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible during the application period. This rolling admissions process allows qualified individuals to be admitted on a continual basis until the class is filled.

For an applicant to receive full consideration, the following items must be submitted:

  1. Complete the online OptomCAS application for admission. All official transcripts from each college and/or university attended, letters of recommendation, and your personal statement are all submitted through the OptomCAS application process.
  2. Official Standardized Admissions Exam scores. UIWRSO strongly recommends applicants complete the Optometry Admission Test (OAT). UIWRSO will accept the GRE, MCAT and the DAT. The OAT and GRE official scores can be submitted through the OptomCAS application. 

All applicants who submit a complete OptomCAS application and official standardized admissions exam scores will receive full consideration for an interview invitation. The initial review timeline will vary based on the competitiveness of the individual application in comparison to the applicant pool. Invitations for on-campus interviews are offered to candidates with the most competitive applications.