The OptomCAS portal now opens June 29th instead of July 1st.
It now costs $165 to apply for the first school and $65 for each additional school you apply to (ie: 3 schools cost $295).
UCB, SUNY, MCPHS, SCCO, and NECO accept it for the Calc and Stats prereqs, while Western and ICO do not.
The last semester for MCB 50 to be valid for Berkeley’s Immunology requirement is Spring 2014. After that semester, applicants from Berkeley must take MCB 150 to satisfy this prerequisite.
UC Berkeley School of Optometry is now taking UC Berkeley’s Math 10A and Math 10B to satisfy their calculus and statistics requirement. Both courses need to be completed for this to count towards the two subjects.
Western University has made a new decision regarding chemistry prerequisites. They have decided that Chemistry 1B will not longer a required course to be eligible to apply to Western University.
The following chemistry sequences currently accepted for UC Berkeley students are: Chemistry 1A, 3A/3AL, 3B/3BL AND MCB 100 OR MCB 102.
UPDATE: MCB 100/102 will not fulfill the Biochemistry requirement if it is used as a part of your chemistry sequence. You must take another Biochemistry course if you intend to use MCB 100/102 as a substitute for Chem 1B.
For those of you who are thinking about applying to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for your Optometry studies, Biochemistry will no longer be a required course, but will now be a recommended course for admissions. If you apply and decide to attend MCPHS, biochemistry will be taught during your first year.
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