SUNY College of Optometry 3-4 Combined Program

An agreement between Muhlenberg College and SUNY College of Optometry allows selected students to enter SUNY College of Optometry at the end of their third year of study at Muhlenberg. Transfer students are not eligible for this program.  To be considered, students must:

In High School

  • Attain a minimum 93/100 high school GPA
  • Attain a combined Critical Reading/Math SAT score of 1300 or greater, with no less than a 670 in the Math section of the SAT; ACT Composite score of 29 or higher
  • Rank in the top 10% of their high school class

At Muhlenberg

  • Maintain both an overall CUM and Science GPA of 3.3 or greater
  • Have no grades below a "C" 
  • Take the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) during the third year at Muhlenberg and attain a total Science score of at least 330 with no individual score below 320


  • Personal interview with Muhlenberg College Admissions before January 1
  • Completed admissions application with Letter of Intent* to Muhlenberg College Office of Admissions before January 1 of senior year. (*Letter of Intent should indicate why you would like to be considered for the program and what uniquely qualifies you for consideration. Typical length is 1-2 pages.)


Admissions related, please contact:
Sonya Conrad '06
Senior Assistant Director of Admission

Curriculum/academics related, please contact:
Cailin Cordon Pachter, P'16, P'18
Director, Pre-Professional Advising