The OAT Professor

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What is the OAT?
The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is a standardized examination. It is designed to measure the academic ability and comprehension of scientific information. The OAT is sponsored by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) for applicants seeking admission to an optometry program. All universities and colleges of optometry in the United States, and some Canadian universities require an OAT score.
The test is roughly five hours long, covers 220 multiple-choice questions, and is divided into four sections: Survey of the Natural Sciences (Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry), Physics, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning.
Survey of Natural Sciences
100 Biology, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry questions written over a 90 minute period.
40 questions that cover such topics as Energy & Momentum, Thermodynamics, Magnetism Optics, and Vectors written over a 50 minute period.
Quantitative Reasoning
40 questions that cover such topics as Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry written over a 45 minute period.
Reading Comprehension
40 questions that cover the ability to find main idea, the ability to process information and the ability to read and understand dense passages written over a 50 minute period.
The current fee is $195.00. To register to take the OAT and obtain the necessary application forms, requests may be submitted in writing to:
Optometry Admission Testing Program
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
Or contact your university or college for more information.
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