Get Ready!

On this page we provide a few options for preparing yourself for optometry school. Please keep in mind that these are just recommendations — they are not requirements.

Undergraduate Timetable

Our timetable is meant as a general guide for undergraduate students who seek to attend Berkeley Optometry immediately after completing and undergraduate degree.



Open to all, the goal of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to provide pre-health science/pre-optometry majors, especially those who are underrepresented in the profession and/or first-generation college students, with in-depth information about Optometry as a career track and to prepare attendees to be successful applicants to optometry school.


Pre Optometry Clubs

Many colleges have pre-optometry clubs for students and individuals that are interested in pursuing a career in the field of optometry. At Berkeley, the Foresight pre-optometry club offers interested students opportunities to sign up for a mentor, attend events with current optometry students, and to shadow current students in classes and clinics.


Professional Etiquette

We strongly encourage prospective students to consider any communication to an optometry program as a serious and professional form of communication requiring a more formal tone. Given below are examples of suggested etiquette for professional communications.

Professional Etiquette