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The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is a computer-based exam, designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific ability, and perceptual ability.It is comprised of four multiple-choice sections, the longest of which is the Survey of Natural Sciences (90 minutes), followed by a reading comprehension section (50 minutes), followed by an optional 15-minute break. After the break, there will be a Physics portion (50 minutes) and, finally, a Quantitative Reasoning section (45 minutes).

Paper-based versions are administered, as well; however, applicants must submit for special accommodations at least one year prior to the test date. Tests generally cost $213. There is a partial fee waiver that may be submitted. (See the OAT Guide for more information.) Refunds are not given, and there is a rescheduling fee for changing test centers or times.


Computer-based exams are quite flexible regarding dates, times, and locations.All Prometric test centers will offer the OAT, but for assurance that the time and date of the appointment will coincide with the test taker’s preference, it is advised to register 90 days in advance.

Access the main guide to the OAT for more information on registration, fees, deadlines, eligibility, procedures, content, and more.

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Optometry Admission Testing Program
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60611-2637
Phone: 800-232-2159

The main optometry Admission Test information page holds a variety of useful information regarding the advancement and promotion of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, including faculty directories, diversity grants, and more. By phone, contact: 314-991-4400.

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