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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! 

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!


Special "Eyes on Alumni" Zoom Session

August 30, 2022 | 6-6:30pm PT

Join us to meet SCCO Class of 2020 grad, Dr. Steven Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman, graduated and completed a residency during the pandemic, has worked in a clinic in Los Angeles as well as for a non-profit, and is soon taking a new position in San Diego. Don't miss this 30-minute Q+A to learn more about the transition from student to doctor from a recent grad... who also happens to come from a long line of wonderful optometrists! Dr. Hoffman's parents met as students at SCCO, and his grandfather, Dr. Lou Hoffman, started the Hoffman OD lineage when he graduated in 1956. 

Click here to RSVP

Fall Webinar Series Coming Soon!

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

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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 (2020-2021)

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!