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The New England College of Optometry welcomes you and other students from throughout the United States and abroad, who possess the academic qualifications and desire for a rewarding career in Optometry.

Outstanding candidates are evaluated on academic performance as well as recommendations, essays and admission interviews. 

We accept 100 plus students into our four-year Doctor of Optometry degree program each September.  In the 2011-2012 cycle, the College received 930 applications from qualified candidates.

Only those students who have a good chance of graduating and performing as competent and caring Optometrists, are admitted to our program.  The College takes great pride in its high rate of retention.

As a small College, we believe strongly in working with you and other students on an individual basis.  If you have any questions regarding the College or the admissions process, please contact us.

For more information on our programs, or to apply online go to our Admissions Process page.


Summer Campus Visitation Schedule

The Office of Admissions looks forward to welcoming interested students to NECO during the summer months for a tour of our facilities led by a current student and a brief information session with a staff member.  These are available on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning at 10 am and Tuesday and Friday beginning at 1 pm. 

To schedule a visit, please contact us at 617-587-5580 or

We look forward to seeing you.



Office of Student Admissions
Admissions Coordinator: Audrey Burgess
Recruitment Coordinator:

Patricia Wilkinson

Operations Manager:

Joseph Hurstak

Telephone: 1-800-824-5526 
Fax: 617-587-5550











The New England College of Optometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association and by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. Both ACOE and CIHE and their respective associations are recognized by the Council of Post-Secondary Accreditation.