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Pre-Optometry

100%
OF INCOMING STUDENTS
Receive scholarships or grants
14:1
RATIO
Of students to faculty
97%
EMPLOYMENT RATE
Within 9 months after graduation

Providing clarity to the world

Focused on support and care.

Students interested in pre-optometry typically chart their studies in biology and chemistry. Through the lens of our well-planned course schedule, double majors (or combinations of a major and minor) are easy to accomplish.

Beyond core courses in biology and chemistry, we offer classes unique to your pre-optometry interests, including molecular biology, genetics, immunology, and analytical chemistry.

With a very strong academic department and very caring professors, I cannot imagine training anywhere else. They provided me with the support and mentoring that prepared me to go on to medical school.

DR. GREG BLYTHE ‘08
INDIANA UNIVERSITY EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

Learn more about:

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

Careers in pre-optometry

Bring your career path into focus.

Mount Mercy graduates have been accepted to some of the strongest regional eye health programs:

  • Illinois College of Optometry
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics