236 College of Optometry • general chemistry, including laboratory—8 semester hours • organic chemistry, including laboratory—4 semester hours • microbiology—3 semester hours • biochemistry—3 semester hours • anatomy/physiology*—3 semester hours • social/behavioral sciences or humanities courses, in any combination—15 semester hours • English (composition, literature)—6 semester hours Note: Upon review of a student’s individual case, the committee on admissions may require additional coursework and testing as a condition of acceptance. * If the combined course is not taken, separate courses in both anatomy and physiology must be taken. 3. Optometry Admission Test All applicants are required to submit official Optometry Admission Test scores (must be no more than two years old from the date of the OptomCAS application submission).* Application Process The college participates in the Optometry Centralized Application Service (OptomCAS) for the receipt and processing of all applications. OptomCAS takes no part in the selection of students. The Office of Admissions works on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are accepted from July 1 to April 1 via the OptomCAS centralized application service. Entering students are admitted to the program for the fall term only. Each applicant must submit a completed application from OptomCAS, the supplemental application, and a nonrefundable fee of $50. Since applications received early in the application cycle will be given priority consideration, it is in the best interest of the prospective student to complete the applications early. Listed below are the necessary steps to complete the application process. The application for admissionmust be submitted electronically through an interactive, web-based application, which can be accessed at optomcas.org. This application includes • completed OptomCAS application • official transcripts from the registrars of all colleges and universities attended submitted electronically or mailed directly by the college or university • OAT scores (must be no more than two years old)* • letters of evaluation according to the OptomCAS procedures (may be submitted electronically or mailed directly to OptomCAS) Upon completion of this centralized application, Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry requires a secondary application. This application will be sent to the applicant via email upon notification fromOptomCAS. The email will contain a link to access the secondary application online. The applicant should submit the following materials to NSU: • completed secondary application • nonrefundable application fee of $50 The deadline date for submitting the secondary application for NSU’s College of Optometry is April 1. Optometry Admission Test All applicants are required to take the Optometry Admission Test (OAT)*. This online examination evaluates an applicant in the following areas: quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, biology, general chemistry, physics, and organic chemistry. It can be taken any time by making an appointment with a Prometric Testing Center. Applicants must wait 90 days before repeating test administrations. Optometry Admission Test information is available at Optometry Admission Test 211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 Telephone: 800-232-2678 Website: ada.org/oat Interview Process A personal interview is a part of the application process. However, being interviewed is not a guarantee of admission. Upon completion of the applicant’s file, a review will be made to determine if the candidate will be granted an interview. Not all applicants will be granted an interview, and only those applicants whose files are complete will be considered. The Office of Admissions will notify selected candidates of the date and time of the interview. Notice of Acceptance Notice of acceptance will be on a rolling or periodic schedule. Early completion of the application process is in the best interest of the student. Reapplicants If you are reapplying to Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry, please take time to answer these additional questions. In order to fully consider your application, it will be necessary for you to submit the answers to these questions (on a separate sheet of paper) with your secondary application. • Why are you interested in reapplying to Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry? • What have you been doing since your last application to Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry?