COVID-19 Admission Policies

Admission requirements COVID-19

August 1, 2020

Indiana University School of Optometry is well aware of the disruption in coursework for many current students because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While letter grades for coursework are still preferred, we understand the difficulty that this may pose for many, and as such, IUSO will accept Pass/No Pass grading for prerequisite courses for the spring, summer, and fall 2020 semesters. Online didactic and laboratory credit will also be accepted during this time period.  We conduct a holistic review of all applications and the academic profile is reviewed in terms of courses taken, grade trends, and final outcomes. IUSO is an Admission Test-Optional school: if you are unable or choose not to take the OAT for any reason, this will not be used against you in the admission process.

We know that this is a fluid situation, and will continually be reevaluating our requirements as future events unfold. Please know that in these unprecedented times, we are committed to being flexible with the 2020–2021 application cycle.

Please continue to visit this page for future updates.

COVID-19 admission FAQS

Yes.  The situation is fluid and we will be making admission policy updates as it unfolds. We conduct a holistic review of all applications and the academic profile is reviewed in terms of courses taken, grade trends, and final outcomes.

Yes, for the spring/summer/fall 2020 didactic and lab courses completed on-line will be accepted. This include prerequisite courses. As the situation evolves this policy could be updated and extended.

  • Yes, for the spring/summer/fall 2020 didactic and lab courses completed on-line will be accepted. This include prerequisite courses. As the situation evolves this policy could be updated and extended.

IUSO is an Optometry Admission Test, OAT-Optional school. For more information on how to apply, please visit our How to Apply for the Doctor of Optometry program page.

We are aware this situation is actively evolving and we are prepared to remain flexible and adjust policies, if necessary.

Contact the Office of Student Administration

For Doctor of Optometry program admission questions or to schedule an advising appointment, please contact:

Office of Student Administration
Indiana University School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater Avenue
Second Floor
Bloomington, IN 47405

Please note: The Office of Student Administration will be closed for the Thanksgiving break beginning on Monday, November 23 and will reopen on Monday, November 30. Have a great and safe Thanksgiving!

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