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Kentucky College of Optometry
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
The University of Pikeville, in conjunction with the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), presents a cooperative eight-year program (4+4) leading to a bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) and the degree Doctor of Optometry (O.D.).Applications will be open to qualified high school seniors. Selected students who participate in the program, maintain the required undergraduate GPA, achieve the required score on the OAT and exhibit appropriate ethical conduct are guaranteed admission to the optometry school upon completion of their bachelor’s degree and prerequisite requirements. Admission to the OSP program is competitive and a limited number of scholarships are available for this program.
You may either drop letters of recommendation off to Kentucky College of Optometry Admissions in the Health Professions Building or mail the letters directly to KYCO Admissions.
Completed application packages must be received by April 1 of your senior year in high school. Applications are reviewed as they are submitted and interviews will be set up and conducted by the KYCO Admissions Committee.
There are 10 seats offered per year for the OSP program and they are awarded on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. To remain a member of the OSP program and guarantee admissions the applicant must maintain a 3.4 cumulative and science GPA in their undergraduate work and received a grade of “C” or better in all required prerequisites.
Additionally, all applicants will be required to take the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) and score the minimum score required for the program at the time of application, currently 300. All applicants will be required to participate fully in OSP activities and exhibit proper ethical and professional qualities and conduct.
Additionally, the applicant must submit a complete application through OptomCAS the application cycle prior to matriculating into the optometry program.
Please use the file upload options below to attach High School Transcripts, Post-Secondary Transcripts, ACT/SAT score reports, autobiographical essay, 3 letters of recommendation, and other supplemental documentation to the application.
If the upload does not work please email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
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I hereby make application for admission to the University of Pikeville under the terms and conditions set forth in the current catalog. Every statement here is correct to the best of my knowledge. I realize that misrepresentation of any statement will result in reconsideration for admission to the University of Pikeville.
If you have trouble submitting information via this form, email KYCOAdmissions@upike.edu.
The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring or the admission of students.