If you're set on going to optometry school, you'll have to conquer the OAT first. Here's a brief overview of the test.

OAT Quick Facts

Duration 4 hours, 50 minutes, Including Breaks
Sections Sciences, Reading, Physics, and Quantitative
Cost $435
Max. Score 400
Avg. Score 300

What is the OAT and why is it important?

The Optometry Admission Testing Program (OAT ) is required for anyone applying for admission to schools and colleges of optometry.

What specifically does the OAT test?

The OAT has four tests, covering four different areas: Survey of the Natural Sciences, Reading Comprehension, Physics, and Quantitative Reasoning. See more information about each section.

How is the OAT scored?

The OAT provides scaled scores between 200–400. The average score is 300.

How do I register?

The best way to register is to go online to www.ada.org/en/oat. It costs $435 to register.

How can I prepare?

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