Admissions: Introduction & Overview
Welcome to Berkeley Optometry!
The 2012-2013 application cycle is now closed.
The 2013-2014 cycle will begin July 1, 2013. Updated information will be available on our website in June.
Please read all the material under the Admissions topics - links are provided in the left menu tree.
Note: Applicants for optometric study in the United States and Puerto Rico use a common application service, OptomCAS. By utilizing a common application service, prospective students file one application that can be sent to multiple schools and colleges of optometry. The Admissions and Student Affairs Office is thrilled to be a participant OptomCAS school as we strive to make the application process more efficient and convenient for you.
More information can be found here: www.optomcas.org
The Clinical Program
Whether you are starting the formal application process, or just browsing our website for information, we strongly encourage you to review our OD Program Overview linked at:
We encourage you, as well, to make a special note of our Clinical Training Fact Sheet, which provides detailed information and student testimonials about the scope and intensity of our clinical program. Enjoy browsing our pages and thank you for your interest in Berkeley Optometry.
In addition, we find that prospective students often have similar questions, so don't forget to browse through our FAQ to see if your question is answered there.
Also read about the advantages of an education within the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley. What sets us apart from peers and competitors is the breadth and depth of our graduate programs, student engagement and creativity, and outstanding professional development opportunities and outcomes. See Advantages to Graduate Education at UC Berkeley.
In the News
Selected news stories about our students can be found at:
Optometry makes the list of "Best Paying Jobs Of The Future":
Ask an Advisor
If after reading all the Admissions material, you have further questions about the admissions process or prerequisite courses, you can contact our Admissions staff.
Contacting Professional Programs
To make a positive impression, please review our Etiquette web page for suggestions regarding contact with professional school programs.
Interview with the Director
See the Berkeley Optometry Focus interview with the Assistant Dean of Admissions & Student Affairs Sharon Joyce.
Become a friend on Facebook: facebook.com/berkeley.optometry
More Admissions Information:
If you have additional questions after reading all the material under the
Admissions Topics, please contact us by filling out the following very brief form:
Admissions Contact Form
Admissions and Student Affairs Office (ASAO)
School of Optometry
Berkeley, CA 94720-2020
Tel: (510) 642-9537
Fax: (510) 643-7111