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Get to Know NECO

Applying to optometry school comes with many questions, as well as concerns that you might be missing something. We work with you to make the application process as stress-free as possible and to help you keep on track with the many details in the process.

Upcoming webinar:

Are you looking to learn more about becoming a competitive candidate for optometry school and to hear about NECO’s Program?

Please join us for NECO’s upcoming virtual information session on Thursday, October 19th, at 7:00 pm ET. 

The event is an excellent opportunity to learn more about all that NECO has to offer, including:

  • Boston location and NECO community
  • Extensive clinical training that begins in your first year
  • Gaining shadowing experience for your application
  • Application process guidance
  • Scholarship opportunities

Register Here

We hope to see you there!

Application Process, Timeline, and Tips


Shadowing experience for your application

How do you get the most out of shadowing an optometrist? We realize that options for shadowing may be more limited this year, so this webinar will be helpful.

  • Tips for finding shadowing opportunities.
  • Questions you should be asking when shadowing or speaking with an optometrist.
  • Alternative ways to gain experience in the field.
  • Advice from a NECO faculty member and a current student.

Interview Tips & Advice

Interviewing is a very significant part of the application process. Whether you’re completing an in-person interview or a virtual one, we know it can be nerve-racking so we want to help you prepare.