The Indiana University School of Optometry offers Advanced Placement into the OD program for individuals who have graduated from an accredited international optometry program or who have graduated with an international medical degree. This program allows candidates to earn a Doctor of Optometry by giving them the opportunity to test out of didactic and clinical courses. Each applicant is assessed on an individual basis and an individual study plan will be created based on each applicant’s experience and test results. Successful applicants could complete the 4-year degree in as little as 3 years.
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Advanced Placement Requirements
To be considered for the Advanced Placement program applicants must:
- Have graduated from an International Optometry or Medical program
- Complete all required course work within the past 10 years
- Take the OAT exam. The GRE is acceptable if the OAT is not offered in your country. **Please note that while IUSO does not require an entrance exam for the 4-year OD program, we do require an exam to be considered for Advanced Placement.
- If you are not a permanent resident of the U.S., all international students whose native language is not English, will require the TOEFL.
Before you apply, please contact the Office of Student Administration to discuss your application:
Kevin Schmidt, Associate Director of Student Administration