Preparing For Your Interview

Congratulations on making it to the next step in the admissions process! By now you should have received an electronic confirmation of your interview day and time – should you have any questions or need to change your appointment, please contact Daniell Mendoza at (909) 469-5541 she’ll be happy to assist you.

Please carefully review the information below to get a sense of what to expect on the day, tips on how to prepare, directions and parking information as well as some additional resources. We look forward to getting to know you better at the interview!

Your WesternU Support Team

About the Interview & Interviewers

To help ease the stress of the interview, we want to give you a brief overview of what to expect for the day and share with you the structure and composition of the interview team. While on campus you will hear from students, faculty and administration about the curriculum, admissions process, financial aid, and student services as well as have lunch and take a tour of the campus.

You can expect to be interviewed by a team of two, comprised of faculty, administrators and/or clinicians. The interview serves as an opportunity for you to demonstrate qualities that could not be fully assessed by your application alone.  During the 45-minute interview you will be asked behavioral-based questions, meaning that you will be asked to draw from personal experience to formulate your answers.  Questions may also address your prior academic records since we are trying to assess your academic readiness for the program.

Preparing For Your Interview Day

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your time with us:

  • Make sure your best business professional attire is ready to wear
  • Review the prospective student website
  • Have a few questions ready for the interviewers in case they ask
  • Print directions and plan to arrive early
  • Bring a pen and notepad in case you need to take notes
  • Get a good nights’ sleep so your body and mind are refreshed
Identity Verification Policy

Proper identification of individuals allows WesternU to provide a safe and secure campus environment. In addition, the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Public Law 110-315, requires that University confirm that a person enrolling in the University is the person who is completing the enrollment form, and that the student taking an examination is the student who participates in, completes, and receives credit for the course.

It is the policy of Western University of Health Sciences that applicants to the University are required to provide a government issued ID when checking in for an Admissions interview. Applicants who are unable to provide an acceptable form of identification may reschedule their interview if space is available. For more information on acceptable forms of identification and the University’s Identity Verification policy, please visit: https://www.westernu.edu/registrar/id-verification/.

Airports & Hotels

When scheduling flights, we recommend flying in and out of Ontario International Airport (ONT), which is approximately 10 miles east of our campus. Additional options include Santa Ana/John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is approximately 30 miles south of our campus or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) which is approximately 40 miles west of campus. If you’re an out of town guest, you may also wish to reference some conveniently located hotels.

Directions & Parking

Your day will begin in our Health Education Center (HEC)(Bldg 6A on the campus map) which is located at 701 East Second St, Pomona, CA.  Please park in the lot North of HEC.