College of Optometry

Letters of Recommendation

 

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  • HOW MANY LETTERS ARE REQUIRED? 
    OptomCAS will require three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the online application process as part of the College of Optometry’s admission requirement. Our supplemental application will request that if one of those three is not an optometrist, that you submit the name of one optometrist who is not related to you and who will be writing a letter on your behalf. Ideally, this should be an optometrist you had the opportunity to shadow on more than one occasion or for whom you’ve had the opportunity to work.

  • WHO SHOULD WRITE MY LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION? 
    We recommend one letter be written by an optometrist for whom you have worked or shadowed (see above). College instructors, academic advisors, and employers may write the remaining three letters. However, you do not have to have four letters, as long as one of the three submitted through OptomCAS is an optometrist who is not related to you. If your university uses a committee process to provide a letter, we accept that as three letters (however, you will still need the supplemental OD letter, see above).

  • WILL YOU ACCEPT LETTERS DIRECTLY? 
    All letters of recommendation must go through OptomCAS process. Letters mailed directly to the College of Optometry will not be considered.