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Welcome and thank you for your interest in applying to New England College of Optometry. 

Application Process

At NECO, we take a holistic approach to our admissions process and consider all aspects of the application when making decisions.  We believe that experience is everything and we look forward to learning about your experiences and your story.  The Admissions Office at NECO is here to make sure you have all the assistance and information you need as you prepare your application.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 617-587-5580 or email

Four Year OD Program title on top of photo of building.

Four-Year OD Program

Like all optometry schools in the United States, applicants to NECO must apply through the Optometry Centralized Application Service (OptomCAS). Upon submission, the Admissions Committee at NECO reviews applications and selected candidates are invited to come to the College for an interview.

ASIP, AODP, & MS in Vision Science

ASIP, AODP, & MS in Vision Science

Applicants for the Advanced Standing International Program(ASIP) and Accelerated Optometric Degree Program (AODP) programs and the MS in Vision Science apply directly to the College.