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    Admission Events

    Various admissions events geared toward different interest levels are offered throughout the year.

  • Students using VR Magic

    Admission Events

    Various admissions events geared toward different interest levels are offered throughout the year.

Events, Tours, Advising Sessions & Presentations

Connect with SCCO Admissions!

We love connecting with prospective students and have a variety of ways to do so in-person and virtually. Group events and presentations offer a great opportunity for prospective students at all levels of interest to explore the optometry profession, SCCO's program, MBKU's campus, student life, and more. We look forward to connecting with you soon! 

Friday Main Campus Tours

One Friday per month through the end of 2022 | See RSVP for exact dates

Join us one Friday a month to tour the MBKU main campus. Check out the lecture halls, labs, Student Union and more with a Student Ambassador, then wrap up your visit with Admissions officers providing an application process overview and Q&A. Loved ones are welcome to attend as well! We look forward to hosting you soon!

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Join Us Live Online this Fall!

This Fall we're hosting 2 types of events: "Get to Know SCCO" and "Real Talk with Student Ambassadors and Alumni". Check out dates and topics below then RSVP to join us for as many as you'd like!

GET TO KNOW SCCO

Looking for a presentation for your pre-optometry or pre-health club to join to learn more about SCCO? You're in the right place! We're keeping these virtual sessions "PowerPoint lite" as Admissions Officers and Student Ambassadors co-host the events to share stories and real-life examples and even provide virtual tours as we broadcast live from campus. Whether you're coordinating a watch party or viewing solo, we look forward to giving you a glimpse into your future as an optometry student at MBKU!

October 20, 2022 | 5:30-7:00 pm PT |  Get to Know SCCO + Student Ambassador Q&A: Learn More About Our Program and the Admissions Process, then Connect with Current Students (Perfect for Pre-Optometry Clubs to join as a group)

November 14, 2022 |  5:30-7:00 pm PT |  Get to Know SCCO + Student Ambassador Q&A: Learn More About Our Program and the Admissions Process, then Connect with Current Students (Perfect for Pre-Optometry Clubs to join as a group)

 

REAL TALK WITH STUDENT AMBASSADORS + ALUMNI

Navigating the grad school admissions process can be a bit overwhelming. One minute you're confident then next minute you're questioning everything. We get it, and so do our Student Ambassadors. Be encouraged by our Student Ambassadors as they share how they overcame doubt during the admissions process. Join us to wrap up the year with alumni as they share about the amazing profession you're aspiring to join and help you renew your focus on your future as you head into the holidays!

October 5, 2022 | 5:30-6:30 pm PT | Why Imperfect Applicants are a Perfect Fit at SCCO

November 1, 2022 | 4:00-5:00 pm PT |  “Eye’m Not From Around Here”: Out-of-State Students Get Real About Taking A Leap of Faith and Crossing Borders to Attend Optometry School at MBKU. 2nd year Brynn from Canada hosts 1st years from Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio and South Dakota who are excited to share their tips for moving, finding housing, and getting plugged in to their new community in sunny Southern California.

December 12, 2022 | 5:30-6:30 pm PT |  Holiday Special: Alumni Reflect on the Gift Optometry Has Been to Them

 

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On-Demand Admissions Events & Resources

SCCO's Optometry Admissions Workshop (2022)

This event hosted in person and virtually on July 23, 2022 was specifically designed for those preparing to enter optometry school in the next 1-2 years. Get tips and timeline advice from admissions officers, take notes while faculty members share what they look for during the interview, observe a slit lamp demo and Vision Therapy presentation taught by a faculty member and the Dean, and hear career options and engaging stories from an Alumni Panel. 

Click here to view an event recap and recording.

 

Pre-Recorded Virtual Summer Admissions Workshop (2020)

This event is designed for potential students who are strategizing for and planning to apply in the upcoming admissions cycle. 

Detailed information on increasing applicant competitiveness and the ins-and-outs of the admissions process are chief topics. MBKU students present in a panel discussion. Along with potential students, parents/significant others are invited to attend to learn more about what our program has to offer, as well as a Financial Aid briefing.

 

Recording of Virtual Spring Admissions Open House

The Spring Admissions Open House is geared toward those who want to learn more about the profession, the admissions process and SCCO's program. This live, virtual event was held in April 2021 and included a welcome from the Dean, presentations from admissions advisors, Q&A with students and faculty and more!

Access the Virtual Open House

 

Read Articles Written by Student Ambassadors or Watch Interviews with Current Students + Faculty Members 

Want to connect with a current student? Check out these Zoom interviews and blog articles with Student Ambassadors and feel free to reach out to anyone you'd like. Spend some time getting to know a few 1st Year Faculty members and get tips on how to thrive in your first year in optometry school!