Red Deer Polytechnic

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Optometry (Pre-Professional)

Red Deer Polytechnic

Degree:Bachelor; University Transfer
Field of Study:Optometry (OD)
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,054
International: $20,101
Careers:OptometristsOpticians

Description:

The Pre-Optometry program at RDP is the first two years of the three year pre-professional program required for admission to Doctor of Optometry at University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. Your third year of study will be completed at a university of your choice. You must make sure you meet admission and minimum course load requirements for the professional program as well as your alternate degree program.

Prerequisites:

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
Minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, ELA 30-1, Mathematics 30-1, Physics 30
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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Modified on October 26, 2021