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 Robin Johnson or Michael Haverkamp via email and they will 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 for online interview, 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 Day

To help ease the stress of the interview, we would like to give you a brief overview of what to expect for the day and specifically share with you the structure and composition of the interview team. You will hear from faculty and administration about the curriculum, admissions process, and student services. You will also have an opportunity to chat with current students.

The Interview

The interview format is such that candidates complete a timed writing sample and participate in multiple mini interviews. The interview will serve as an opportunity for you to demonstrate qualities that could not be fully assessed by your application alone. The interview does not permit the candidate to share why he or she wishes to become a physical therapist. This was provided in the candidate’s application. Instead, the interviewers wish to determine your compatibility with our program. To learn more about what the program seeks in an ideal DPT-OR student please visit the Competitive Candidate profile.

The Interview Team

You can expect to be interviewed by faculty, administrators, and community members. As stated above, the interview will serve as an opportunity for you to demonstrate qualities that could not be fully assessed by your application alone. The intent of the interviewers will be to determine your compatibility with our program. To learn more about our faculty please visit the college’s faculty and staff page.

Interview Day Agenda

The agenda will depend on whether you are scheduled for a morning or afternoon session.

Interview Day Agenda

Interview Check-in
Welcome
Writing Sample/Admissions Presentation
Multi Mini Interviews
Student Panel
Online Check-In

When you scheduled your interview, you should have uploaded a copy of your photo ID and confidentiality agreement. If not, please be sure to upload the documents to your Application Status Page prior to checking in as this will be required in order to proceed with your interview.

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/.

Preparing For Your Interview Day

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

Financial Aid On-demand Webinar

The Office of Financial Aid has designed an online presentation specifically for WesternU interviewees. The following presentation is a good first-step in addressing your financial aid questions at WesternU.

If you have any questions please contact us at:
800-346-1610
finaid@westernu.edu