We invite all hard-working, conscientious students to apply to SCCO’s renowned Doctor of Optometry (OD) program. To be considered for admission, 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 by the Admissions Policy Committee.
To be considered for admission to SCCO's professional OD program, you must satisfy two academic components: 1) bachelor’s degree or minimum units, and 2) prerequisite coursework.
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.
The minimum prerequisite coursework listed below is also required. These courses must be completed at a regionally accredited U.S. or Canadian institution with a grade of "C-" or better. Please see FAQs regarding prerequisites located further down the page.