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OptomCAS Release Statement


In this section, you must review and respond to the following release statements in order to submit your application. Please review these instructions and the content of the statements carefully. It is your responsibility to read and understand these statements before responding to them. If you have any questions regarding these statements, contact customer service at 617-612-2888 for clarification before making your selections.

Criminal History Statement

Select the checkbox to indicate you understand that OptomCAS programs may collect criminal background history information.

ASCO Standards

Select Yes to indicate you reviewed and understand the ASCO Functional Standards for Didactic and Clinical Optometric Training.

OptomCAS Applicant Responsibilities

Select the checkbox to indicate you agree to follow the Applicant Responsibilities.

OptomCAS Applicant Code of Conduct

This release certifies that you have read and agree to abide by the Applicant Code of Conduct. OptomCAS applicants are expected and required to abide by the Applicant Code of Conduct in order to be considered for entry into the optometry profession.

OptomCAS Certification Statements

The Application Certification certifies that you have read and agree to the terms of the listed statements. Your certification of these statements is binding and serves the same purpose as a legal signature.

Advisor Release

Selecting Yes for this release allows OptomCAS to release certain information to health profession advisors and health profession advisory committees at schools you previously attended. This information includes some application information, including your GPA, the names of the optometry programs to which you applied, and which program, if any, you matriculate into. They will not see documentation such as transcripts or letters of recommendation.

If you select No, OptomCAS will not release your information to advisors. We encourage you to authorize this release, as it is useful to advisors assisting you and other future applicants; however, it will not affect the consideration given to your application.

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