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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 + Student Ambassadors!

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! 


Tips for Writing "Stand-Out" Graduate School Application Essays (Webinar)

Monday, June 12, 2023  |  4 - 4:30pm PT

What makes a grad school essay stand out? Is it a catchy intro? A tear-inducing story with a happy ending? Some sort of shock factor? Possibly, but what reviewers really want to see goes beyond these flashy “go-to’s”. SCCO’s Senior Director of the Office of Admissions, Eryn Kraning, has reviewed tens of thousands of essays and worked with our Admissions Policy Committee for over ten years. In this 30-minute webinar, she will share the mindset behind writing compelling, stand-out grad school application essays as well as a few automatic “deal-breaker” mistakes to avoid. She’ll also be happy to answer questions at the end. Click here to RSVP.


SCCO's Optometry Admissions Workshop (In person or virtual event)

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 8:30 am - 3 pm | MBKU Main Campus or Virtual

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 faculty members share what they look for during the interview, observe demos and presentations taught by a faculty member and the Dean, and hear career options and engaging stories from an Alumni Panel. Click here to RSVP.


How to Prepare for Your Interview (Webinar)

Thursday, August 10, 2023 |  4 - 5pm PT

At SCCO, our interviews aren't one-size-fits-all. Your interview will be one-on-one with a faculty member, however, the questions aren't scripted, and the dynamic feels more like a conversation than an interrogation. Join Student Ambassadors as they share what their experience was like, how they prepared for their interview, and learn strategic ways to communicate your strengths in our conversational-style interviews. RSVP coming soon!


Friday Main Campus + Clinic Tours (In person drop-in tours)

Planning a summer vacation to Southern California? Stop by and say hi! From June 2-July 28, 2023 we'll be hosting main campus and clinic tours from 9-11am every Friday. Note: no tours on July 14th, join us for the Optometry Admissions Workshop instead! No RSVP necessary. Click here to download arrival and parking information.


Shadow Upperclassmen in the Clinic (In person scheduled times)

Looking for a great place to shadow? We'd love to host you at the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health in Anaheim! Experience clinic life, observe patient care, and chat with current students for a few hours as you shadow upperclassmen and meet faculty. Click here to submit your request.


Discover MBKU (In person or virtual event)

Saturday, September 23, 2023 | Time TBD | MBKU Main Campus |  RSVP will be available soon!

Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physician Assistant, and Pre-Pharmacy students are welcome to join us to:

  • Learn about our fully integrated model of Interprofessional Education at MBKU
  • Hear Overviews of each Program and Profession
  • Meet Admissions Officers and discuss the application timeline and tips for being a competitive applicant
  • Experience hands-on labs led by Faculty and Student Ambassadors
  • Explore the Campus 



Visit our On-Demand Resources on the new SCCO Video page to view past event recordings, video interviews with faculty members, articles written by Student Ambassadors and more!