Register for your unique OAT personal identification number (PIN). Be sure to enter your name as it appears on your official government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. On test day, the name on your ID must exactly match your OAT application or you will be denied admission and forfeit your testing fee.
Choose which optometry schools will receive your OAT scores. Note that when you sign up for the OAT, you can designate as many optometry programs as you like to receive your scores at no extra charge. (Additional schools can be added later, but a fee will apply. The Department of Testing Services recommends that you request scores be sent to all schools to avoid additional costs.) The list of optometry programs you choose to receive your scores will appear on your OAT confirmation email. You can also log in later through MyAccount to view the schools you selected.
The Department of Testing Services (DTS) will process your application and send you an email notification with eligibility information and instructions for appointment scheduling. Didn’t get your notice? Please check your spam folder before contacting DTS at 1.800.232.1694 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, download and complete the required form.