Arizona College of Optometry

Glendale, AZ Campus

Graduation Requirements

Arizona College of Optometry

To be eligible for graduation and to receive the degree Doctor of Optometry, the student must meet the following requirements:

In the event that a student does not pass Part I of the National Boards, the student may continue in the program. However, a student must pass Part I of the National Boards in order to graduate.  

If a student is scheduled to take Part I of the National Boards in March of the year of graduation, the student is eligible to walk-through and participate in the graduation ceremony with their class, but will not receive a diploma until documentation is provided to show passage of Part I of the National Boards.  

In the event that a student is scheduled to take Part I of the National Boards in August of the year of graduation, the student is not eligible to walk-through and participate in the graduation ceremony with their class. In this case, the student will be invited to participate in the graduation ceremony for a future year when the student satisfies all graduation requirements.