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Accelerated Optometric Degree Program (AODP)

The Accelerated Optometric Degree Program is designed for medical doctors and/or scientists who wish to become doctors of optometry.

Applicants to the AODP must hold doctorate level degrees in a science or medicine. Applicants demonstrate high scholarship in previous graduate study, as well as a firm career commitment to optometry.

Application Fees

Application Deadline

All application and required credentials/application requirements (transcripts, test scores, etc.) must be completed and received by the Office of Admissions on or before September 15, 2016.

Decision Date

Final decisions for acceptance are made by November 15 of the year preceding matriculation in March.

Candidate Interviews

Applicants are invited for interviews on an individual basis, after all parts of the AODP application have been submitted. In most cases, an interview is required for admission to the program. When the applicant is unable to come to the College for an interview, a phone call or Internet-based video interview may be substituted in its place. All invitations for interviews will be handled by the NECO Office of Admissions.

Support During the Application Process

The NECO admissions staff is committed to assisting all students who express an interest in submitting an application to the College. Candidates will receive periodic updates on the state of their applications throughout the process. Please feel free to contact a member of our staff with any questions during the application process.