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How do the 3+4 optometry programs in the US work?

Asked 2 years ago by Guest (120 points)

Hi, I'm going to be a senior in a high school in New York. I was wondering if all optometry joint programs (3+4) require you to be the top 7 or top 6 students in your undergrad college (at the end of the 3 years) in order to gain admission into the affiliated optometry schools. Are there joint optometry  programs where you gain direct entrance into the optometry school as long as you get into the undergrad college as well as the program and fulfill all the requirements and maintain high grades and not have to be the one of the top 6 or 7 in your undergrad class to get into the optometry school?

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Answered 2 years ago by casedentalmed (10100 points)

In general, you would need to talk to the undergraduate admissions office about entry into those programs.  Usually you have to be accepted first to the undergraduate program but your participation in the 3+4 program can differ.  How you describe it though seems to be generally accurate though I'm not sure if you have to be in the top 6 to 10 people in your undergraduate cohort to transition.

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