Preparation for optometry school is quite a journey with many adventures and checkpoints and unexpected joys and setbacks. When you begin your journey at Truman, we make your experience as pleasant and productive as we can. For each student, the journey will differ—for some it will take longer, for others it will occur quicker. We are here to help guide you in your pursuit of skills, knowledge, and experience so you are well-prepared when it is time for you to enter optometry school.
If your goal is to attend optometry school after you graduate from we Truman, we recommend that you partner with a faculty member who can serve as your pre-optometry advisor. This person may also serve as your academic advisor or may be a second advisor. Your pre-optometry advisor will help you assess and personalize your particular journey to optometry school.
Priority Consideration for Admission to University of Missouri—St. Louis College of Optometry
Truman State University has an agreement with the University of Missouri—St. Louis College of Optometry that provides Truman's health and exercise science graduates with an automatic interview with priority interview scheduling pending favorable evaluation of required credentials during the admissions process. Students must complete specific criteria and receive a Bachelor' degree from Truman by the end of the summer session prior to enrollment in the graduate program.
When you pursue pre-optometry studies at Truman, you can get involved with a mentoring program with optometry students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. Learn the ropes from someone who knows what you need to do to be successful in optometry school.
The Spring 2015 Missouri Government Interns will spend the semester in Jefferson City, Mo., earning up to 15 hours of college credit while working with either a legislator, public official or state agency.
Truman was recognized for the lowest student loan default rate among public schools in Missouri, as well as the fact that around half of Truman seniors graduate without taking any federal student loans.