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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 this Summer!

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! 

Individual Phone Advising Sessions

To schedule a 15-minute, one-on-one phone advising session with an admissions officer Monday through Friday during regular business hours, submit your request below. 

Schedule A Phone Advising Session

Main Campus + Clinic Tours

June-August 2022 | 9:00-11:00am PT

Join us for tours of the main campus and Ketchum Health clinic on Friday mornings. Tours are followed by an admissions overview Q&A session with SCCO Admissions Officers and Student Ambassadors. Guests are welcome to join you! Click below to submit your request. Can't visit in person? Check out our Virtual Tour.

Schedule A Tour

SCCO's Optometry Admissions Workshop

July 23, 2022 | 8:30am-2:30pm PT

Location: In-person on the MBKU Main Campus or via live stream

While all prospective students and guests are welcome to attend, this event is 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 our Dean asks faculty members what they look for during the interview, join in hands-on labs with faculty and Student Ambassadors, hear career options from an Alumni Panel, and enjoy a pizza party lunch in the Student Union. Prospective students and their guests are welcome to attend! Click here to download the flyer and share it!


Summer Zoom Sessions with Admissions Officers + Student Ambassadors

June-August 2022 | Tuesdays | noon-12:30pm PT

Questions about the application process? Want to chat with a current student? Just need a few minutes with an admissions officer to ask a quick question? Drop into one event or join us weekly. These 30-minute sessions have different themes all designed with your questions in mind. Topics include OAT prep, shadowing tips, attending optometry school close to home vs. far away, what SCCO looks for in competitive applicants, and more!



Fall Webinar Series Coming Soon!

Check back for dates and RSVP information. Webinars will be formatted for Pre-Optometry Clubs and individuals to learn more about SCCO's program and admissions process.


On-Demand Admissions Events & Resources

Pre-Recorded Virtual Summer Admissions Workshop

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!