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SUNY College of Optometry (3-4)

Contact Person: David Gingrich, Department of Chemistry
308 Stowell, (315) 267-2273,

SUNY Potsdam and SUNY College of Optometry have a formal affiliation in optometric education in which up to six high school students per year can be jointly admitted by SUNY Potsdam and SUNY College of Optometry to a seven-year pre-optometry/optometry program of study. Students shall be selected based on standards set by both schools and will matriculate at SUNY Potsdam for three years. Upon maintaining an appropriate agreed-upon grade point average in required pre-optometric coursework, attaining agreed-upon satisfactory scores on the Optometry College Admissions Test and passing reasonable personal interview standards, these students will be admitted to the State College of Optometry at the completion of their third year of enrollment at
SUNY Potsdam. Students will pursue a curriculum approved by both SUNY Potsdam and SUNY College of Optometry. The Bachelor of Arts degree will be awarded by SUNY Potsdam to those students who have completed all of the degree requirements, usually after the first year of professional study at the State College of Optometry.