Each subject is scored on a standardized scale from 200 to 400 points. A score of 300 equates to the 50th percentile in that section. A good OAT score for acceptance is around 320, but students with lower scores also get accepted all the time!
The OAT (Optometry Admissions Test) grades you on 6 different subjects:
- Biology (BIO)
- General Chemistry (GC)
- Organic Chemistry (OC)
- Physics (P)
- Reading Comprehension (RC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
Here's how your performance is broken down by score range:
Each subject is scored on a standardized scale out of 400 points. A score of 300 equates to the 50th percentile in that section. There are no deductions for incorrect answers. Thus, you should always fill out every answer option – it doesn’t hurt you to guess!
In addition to the 6 individual scores you’ll receive above, you’ll get an Academic Average (AA) score, which is the most important number. The AA is the average of your scores (i.e. AA = (BIO + GC + OC + RC + P + QR) / 6), rounded to the nearest integer.