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Interview Day

Interview Day is an opportunity for selected prospective students to visit our Beacon Street campus and NECO Center for Eye Care clinic learn more about the College. If you are invited to interview, we will provide a list of available dates for you to choose from. These are scheduled primarily on Mondays and Fridays. On your Interview Day, you’ll be asked to arrive at the College by 9:15 am. The day will consist of a welcome program, a 45-minute one-on-one interview with a faculty member, campus and clinic tours, and lunch with current students. Faculty, staff, and students are available throughout the day to help acquaint you with the College and answer any questions you might have.

How to prepare

Interview Day is an opportunity for you and College representatives to learn more about one another.  You should come prepared to articulate your interest and experience in optometry and to discuss your academic and clinical background. The Admissions Committee looks for faculty interview recommendations in order to assess your clinical potential and fit for the Doctor of Optometry program.

Before your visit, you may wish to spend time on our website, get to know our faculty, and browse our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Bring any questions you have about the College, the programs, and logistics to Interview Day. Professional dress is recommended.  View additional tips about preparing for Interview Day from the ASCO blog.

Sample Candidate Schedule

  • 9:15 am Registration Begins (Coffee and breakfast items provided)
  • 9:30 am  Welcome & Student Panel 
  • 10:15 am - 11:45 am   Faculty Interview and Campus Tours (45 mins each) 
  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   Lunch with Current NECO student Lunch is provided, candidates may list dietary preferences during online interview registration
  • 12:35 pm Bus leaves College to NECO Center for Eye Care - Commonwealth Center
  • 2:00 pm  Program Concludes (following return to NECO and wrap-up)

This schedule is for reference; we will provide you with an individualized itinerary during registration.

Sample Guest Schedule

  • 9:15 am Registration Begins Coffee and breakfast items provided)
  • 9:30 am  Welcome & Student Panel
  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am   Campus Tours 
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Break (space provided to relax, wifi available)
  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   Lunch with NECO student (Lunch is separate from but nearby interview candidates)
  • 12:35 pm Bus leaves College to NECO Center for Eye Care - Commonwealth Center
  • 2:00 pm  Program Concludes (following return to NECO and wrap-up)

This schedule is for reference only. We will provide you with a guest schedule during registration. Guests attend interview day programming along with candidates until 10:15 am, and then rejoin candidates for the clinic tour leaving at 12:35 pm.


Learn more about accommodations nearby NECO.

Hotels often will store luggage as a courtesy for guests before or after a stay. We understand that the most convenient option for luggage may be to bring it to NECO, in which case we will store it for you during interview day. Just ask us at registration. Coat racks are provided as well.