3/4 Optometry with SUNY Optometry

Enrolling at Geneseo through our 3/4 Optometry Program with SUNY Optometry will allow you to receive your OD degree in an accelerated 7 years, rather than the typical 8 year period.

If you are accepted into this Program, you will major in Biology at Geneseo for 3 years, after which you will transfer to SUNY Optometry for 4 additional years of study. After your first year of studies at SUNY Optometry, Geneseo will award you a BS Degree in Biology – effectively giving you credit for your first year of study in Optometry toward your BS degree from Geneseo.

To apply, simply complete either the preferred Common Application ( ) or the SUNY Application. The deadline for submission of all application materials to SUNY Geneseo is January 1st – therefore, we recommend you begin the application process 4-6 weeks prior to that date. It is important that you clearly indicate on your application that you wish to be considered for the 3/4 Optometry Program at Geneseo.

Admission decisions from Geneseo are rendered on March 1st. At that time, if you are admitted to Geneseo and meet the requirements set by SUNY Optometry to be further considered for the Program, detailed information will follow your offer of admission.

For more specific information about this program, feel free to contact the program advisor at Geneseo, Jennifer Haines. She can be reached at either 585-245-5095 or

More information on applying to Geneseo (or contact the Admissions Office at 866-245-5211).