Montana State University

Health Professions Advising

Montana State University
317 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT  59717

Phone 406 994-1670
Fax 406 994-4398

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Sheila Nielsen-Preiss, PhD


Kathy Weaver

To arrange an appointment:

Call Kathy at 406-994-1670
Schedule online



Eye ModelAssociation of Schools and Colleges of Optometry


Required entrance exam:  OAT, 90 days between repeat exams

Common electronic application:  OptomCAS

Application launch date: mid July, submission available immediately

OptomCAS application details:

  • Personal statement length: 4500 characters (including spaces)

Application overview:

  • Primary application entails:
    • Completed application
    • Personal statement
    • Official transcripts
    • OAT score
    • Application fee

*Letters of recommendation can be submitted electronically by the HPA office.


School information

A list of accredited school can be found at the ASCO website.