We invite all hard-working, conscientious students to apply to SCCO’s renowned Doctor of Optometry (OD) program. To be admitted, you must first satisfy certain eligibility and academic requirements (prerequisites). SCCO’s requirements are based on the high standards set by California Optometry Law, as well as professional accrediting bodies, and judgment of the Admissions Policy Committee.
To be considered for admission to SCCO's professional OD program, a four-year baccalaureate degree is recommended. However, applicants who complete a minimum of 90 semester/135 quarter units of undergraduate study will qualify for admission. You must be on track to finish either a bachelor's degree or the required units during the summer term that precedes SCCO's fall matriculation.
Minimum requirements: Prior to enrolling at MBKU, all applicants must complete the following courses at a regionally accredited U.S. or Canadian institution, with a grade of "C-" or better.
Articulation Agreements: Your Responsibility
Articulation Agreements list specific courses at a college or university that will fulfill SCCO's prerequisite requirements. You may think of them as 'pre-approved’ coursework.
How to Verify Articulating Courses
Course content and descriptions change continually, so we can’t guarantee that the information in these agreements current. Ultimately, the responsibility for meeting SCCO ’s prerequisite requirements is up to you.
If you are not sure whether a course will meet our requirements, please have it reviewed by an SCCO admissions advisor by copying the course description from the school’s online catalog and emailing it to the SCCO Admissions Office. Be sure to include the school’s name and the number of quarter/semester units for the course.