College Summer Program

Discover a Career in Optometry

Eye U at Indiana University College Summer Program
Virtual Zoom Experience

Summer 2021 Program
July 12–14

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.

Students will be introduced to current faculty and students and hear firsthand about their journey through optometry school. By attending this camp, you will connect with the IUSO Office of Student Administration and benefit from our support now and in the future. 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 virtual 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.

Application deadline is May 1, 2021

Apply Early.
Maximum number of participating students is limited to 20.

Application Criteria

To be considered for the program, applicants must:

  • Be a current college student
    • Preferential consideration will be given to those applicants who will be entering their junior or senior year of college in the fall of 2021 and who are underrepresented minorities or first-generation students enrolled in a pre-health/science related major
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

A complete application will contain:

  • One application form
  • One recommendation form
    • We will email the Recommendation Form to your requested reference contact when you apply. Please be sure to inform your reference about the program and ask them to complete the form.
  • An official university transcript mailed to:

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

Questions about the college summer program?

Please contact Kevin Schmidt, schmikev@indiana.edu or (812) 855-1060