College Summer Program

Discover a Career in Optometry at the Eye U at Indiana University Summer College Program

Summer 2021 Program Dates
TBA

Over the course of three days, you will learn about the optometry application process, take part in hands-on activities, and observe demonstrations by some of the optical world’s brightest researchers. You will be introduced to current faculty and students and hear firsthand about their journey through optometry school. You will also be matched up with an alumni mentor who can assist you with any future questions or concerns. Plus, you will receive a tour of the optometry school, including our optical research labs, our new laser lab and the Atwater Eye Care Center, IU’s own public eye care clinic.


  • All current college students are encouraged to apply, but preferential consideration will be given to those applicants who will be entering their junior or senior year of college in the fall of 2020 and who are underrepresented minorities or first-generation students enrolled in a pre-health/science related major.
  • Benefit from the support of the Indiana University School of Optometry Office of Student Administration.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Maximum number of participating students will be limited to 20.
  • Participants will be given priority consideration for admission into the Indiana University School of Optometry O.D. program if they meet the following criteria:
    • Maintain a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2
    • Earn a 330 Total Science score on the Optometry Admission Test, OAT exam with all other sections above 300

Funding and Travel

No fees to participants. Participants will only need to cover their transportation to and from the IU Bloomington Campus and personal expenses. All other program costs-lodging and food will be provided. Incidental expenses and entertainment is the participants responsibility

Coronavirus COVID-19 Message

Due to the continuously evolving COVID-19 situation, Indiana University has canceled all summer programs. Unfortunately, Indiana University School of Optometry will not be able to host any of our summer programs this year. We will host the camps in the summer of 2021. Please check back this fall for dates and details.

How to Apply

Applicants Must:

  • Must complete an Application Form which includes:
    • Mail an official university transcript and
    • Mail one letter of recommendation w/cover forms to:

Office of Student Administration
Attn: Kevin Schmidt
Indiana University
School of Optometry
800 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-3680 

The transcript and recommendation letter may be mailed by the student or the entity or person providing the information.

Deadline for 2021 TBA: Please apply early, due to maximum number of participating students will be limited to 20.