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

Successful applicants to this program must:

  • Have a total SAT score of at least 1360 with a math score of at least 700, or a 29 on the ACT
  • Generally rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class
  • Interview with a member of the Muhlenberg admissions team. To be considered for this program, an interview is required.

At Muhlenberg

  • Pass the Optometry Admission Test with scores of at least 330 on all sections
  • Receive a positive recommendation from Muhlenberg’s Pre-professional Committee for submission to SUNY College of Optometry
  • Meet at least once a year with a representative of the SUNY College of Optometry and make available undergraduate transcripts.
  • Meet with the Admissions Committee at the SUNY College of Optometry during your last undergraduate year and demonstrate that you have satisfied all other regular admission requirements of the SUNY College of Optometry, including:
    • transcripts, 
    • an OptomCAS application and 
    • a final interview during which good interpersonal and communication skills are evident


  • Personal interview with Muhlenberg College Admissions before January 1
  • Completed first-year application to Muhlenberg College Office of Admission before January 1 of senior year
  • Completed SUNY Joint Degree Program Application before January 1 of senior year (Please note, this supplement is submitted electronically directly to SUNY Optometry. Once submitted, please also send a copy to


Admissions related, please contact:

Chelsea Schoen
Associate Director of Admissions 

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