The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is s a non-profit education association representing the interests of optometric education. ASCO's membership encompasses all schools and colleges of optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico. They are the “mother ship” for optometric education! Resources they offer:
- ASCO’s Website: www.opted.org
- ASCO’s “Admissions Requirements Handbook” lists requirements from all optometry schools in one centralized format.
- ASCO’s comparison of pre-requisite requirements for all optometry programs.
- ASCO’s tuition and student profile and OAT scores comparison for all optometry programs.
SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-Optometry Students includes a dialogue with SCCO’s admissions advisors and current students. Get your questions answered and get tips on how to study for the OAT, shadowing, admissions requirements...etc.
SCCO’s YouTube Channel features "What You Should Know--Optometry Admissions and SCCO" which is hosted by SCCO's admissions advisers, Dr. Jane Ann Munroe and Eryn Kraning, providing information about SCCO's program, applicant competitiveness, the admissions process and student life.
SCCO on OptometryStudents.com is a comprehensive forum for both pre-optometry and current optometry students. Current topics about everything related to the profession are geared toward the pre-optometry student, hosted on a webpage just for them.
Envision Video Contest is hosted by ASCO. Contest entry videos are submitted by optometry students from all the colleges and schools of optometry:
- Envision Video Winners 2012:
- Envision Video Winners 2011:
- Envision Video Winner 2010:
10 Steps to Becoming a Competitive Applicant, written by SCCO’s Director of Admissions, Dr. Jane Ann Munroe, lists 10 ways to work towards a successful admissions outcome.
Pre-Optometry Club Start-Up Flyer lists steps you can take to start a pre-optometry club on your campus. It’s a golden opportunity to perform a vital service to the profession.
Online biochemistry courses that meet SCCO’s prerequisite requirements. Biochemistry is an upper division course that is infrequently offered at the community college level. If you need to complete this course, online courses have been a popular alternative: