year, the Department of Ophthalmic Technologies selects a limited number
of students from the applications received for admission to the program.
The deadline for submitting completed applications is May 15. A minimum grade point average of
at least 2.25 is required in the prerequisite science and mathematics
courses and the general education courses to be considered for admission
to the program.
consideration will be given to those who have submitted complete
applications by the early consideration deadline, April 15.
Applications must be received by May 15 to be assured of consideration
for admission to the Fall semester.
- Application for Admission:
The College of Health Professions Application for Admission
is required.* You may choose to
apply directly online
by clicking here or you may
print a copy of the application, then complete and mail it to
the address on the form.
- Application Fee:
$40.00 non-refundable fee is required and must accompany the
application. (If applying to multiple programs, a $40.00 fee is
required for the first program and $10.00 for each additional
- Official Transcripts: Arrange for each college or
university you have attended to forward an official transcript of your
- Professional Observation: Applicants are required to
demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and duties of the
profession through observation and discussion with a practicing
professional in the field. Contact the department for details.
- Interview: Qualified applicants are contacted to arrange an
interview after receipt of application and all official transcripts.
- TOEFL scores as applicable.
Transcripts "issued to the student" will not substitute for official
transcripts forwarded directly to the College of Health Professions by the institution issuing the transcripts.
*Admission Requirements for Foreign, Non-permanent Resident Alien, and
Non-native English Speakers:
applicants who are not United States citizens or permanent
resident aliens or for whom English is not their native
language must meet additional admission requirements. Please
consult the Admission/Academic Information section of the CHP
Catalog found at
Arkansas residency will be considered during selection for admission.
The Ophthalmic Medical
Technology Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
was recently accepted to the Academic Common Market of the Southern
Regional Education Board. Out-of-state students are subject to the
out-of-state tuition rate; however, students in the following states may
qualify for in-state tuition rates: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Prospective students from
these states may visit the Academic Common Market of the Southern
Regional Education Board at
http://home.sreb.org/acm/rcp/rcp.aspx for more details on how to
apply to attend the UAMS Ophthalmic Medical Technology Program.
considered without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual
orientation, religion, national origin or disability status as a
criterion in deciding against any individual in matters of admission,
placement, transfer, hiring, dismissal, compensation, fringe benefits,
training, tuition assistance, and other personnel or
All documents should be submitted to: University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences, College of Health Professions, Office of
Student Affairs, UAMS, #619, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock,
Arkansas 72205. Telephone: (501) 686-5730.
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