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The Doctor of Optometry Admissions Cycle Is Now Open!

Are you interested in becoming an Optometrist? The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry is now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 Doctor of Optometry (OD) admissions cycle. We conduct a rolling admissions process. This means that as completed applications are received, applicants will be contacted about invitations to interview. Applicants may expect to receive their admissions decision within four weeks of completing the interview process.

New for this application cycle: standardized tests are optional for students applying to our Doctor of Optometry program. For students who choose to submit test scores as a component of the application, we prefer the OAT although we also accept the MCAT, PCAT, DAT or GRE general exam.

For more information regarding the application process, we encourage you to visit the pages linked below. 

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We thank you for your willingness to participate in our process(es) and encourage future optometrists to consider our program. Students interested can attend an upcoming webinar schedule a meeting with an Admissions & Student Affairs team member (email optometry-admissions@berkeley.edu) or visit us on site at Minor Hall. We look forward to collaborating with you to bring in a diverse and intellectually strong class!