AODP Application Instructions
When to Apply
Applications are accepted throughout the year. The Admissions Committee at the College recommends that applications be completed as soon as possible after August 1, prior to March entry. The Admissions Committee reviews applications as soon as they become complete. All applicants must download the application form from the website (www.neco.edu) or use the application (paper or attachment) sent by the Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). DO NOT use the on-line centralized application for this program.
How to Apply
Here is a checklist of required items we need from you in order to consider your application complete. Please read and follow the below instructions carefully to ensure that your application is complete and given full consideration.
Completed application form. Choose one of the following two methods:
- Download and print a paper application packet and mail back to us.
- Contact the Office of Student Admissions at 1-800-824-5526 or email@example.com and request a paper packet by mail.
Applicants must complete 3 Personal/Essay Statements
- OFFICIAL Transcripts from each College and University ever attended. Official transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution directly to the Admissions Office at the New England College of Optometry. All transcripts must be stamped with the school stamp or seal. DO NOT send copies (original or notarized) of your transcript with the application as we only accept originals sent directly from the institutions.
If your transcripts do not include the NAME of the degree received, dates of attendance and the date that the degree was awarded (month, day & year), a letter must be sent with the transcripts to indicate that information.
- Optometry Admissions Test scores
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A total score of 88 including a 22 on the Speaking section is required. Please instruct the Educational Testing Service to send official score reports to the college. For additional information with regard to testing sites, dates, etc., write TOEFL Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 USA or check the Web site at Http://www.ets.org/toefl. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to require applicants to undergo further language testing and instruction if deemed necessary. The internet (iBT) TOEFL test is required.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A minimum total score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 7 on the speaking section is required.
- World Education Service (WES) evaluation of foreign transcripts. A course-by-course evaluation is required. www.wes.org
- Two (2) Letters of recommendation - Form is included in the download above or paper application.
- Curriculum vitae
- Non-refundable $75.00 fee. Payment may be paid by Credit Card, money order or personal check.
- Continue to thepayment options page for more information or to by credit card.
IMPORTANT DATES, DEADLINES, and INFORMATION:
- ALL materials and test scores indicated above must be received by the Admissions Office no later than October 15th prior to the year of anticipated matriculation.
- Interviews are required and must be concluded by October 31st.
- Review of applications is limited to applicants whose applications are complete and who have been interviewed by October 31st.
- Final decisions for acceptance are November 15 for classes starting in March of the following year.
- The program begins each year in early March. Contact the Admissions Office for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617/236-6204 or 1-800-824-5526.