Future Students & Residents | Applying to UHCO

Pre-optometry advising sessions are available! Please visit Lyle Tate’s Calendly page here to schedule an advising appointment.

O.D. Applicants: Please note that our letter of recommendation requirements for applying to our professional O.D. program have changed. Click here for details.

The Doctor of Optometry Program

Application for admission from OptomCAS and the UHCO Supplemental Application will be accepted starting July 1st through March 31st prior to the fall semester in which the applicant expects to enter. All supporting credentials must be received in the UHCO Office of Optometry Relations by March 31st prior to the semester in which the applicant expects to enter. It may take 4-6 weeks after submission of the OptomCAS application to be verified by OptomCAS; therefore, the OptomCAS application should be submitted well before UHCO’s March 31st deadline.

To learn more about the Doctor of Optometry Program click here.
For information about what to expect during a typical O.D. program interview day at UHCO, please click here.

You will need your OptomCAS ID to complete the supplemental application.


UHCO requires submission of entrance exam scores and strongly prefers the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT). MCAT, PCAT, and DAT scores are also acceptable.

Graduate Program in Physiological Optics and Vision Science

Completed applications with all required documentation should be submitted between October 1 and February 1 preceding the fall semester of expected entrance. After you establish your account on CollegeNet, you can check the status of your application, upload required materials, including your resume or CV, research statement and writing samples, as well as update your contact information as needed. Application decisions will be communicated by email.

To learn more about the Graduate Program click here.

Go to the following link and follow the instructions to create an account and to submit an application via CollegeNet: