Pre-Optometry Studies

Preparation for optometry school is quite a journey with many adventures and checkpoints. We are here to help guide you in your pursuit of skills, knowledge, and experience so you are well-prepared when it is time to enter optometry school.

Pre-Optometry Advisor

If your goal is to attend optometry school after you graduate from 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 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.

Mentoring

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.

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