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 specifically 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 and take a tour of the campus.

You can expect to be interviewed by a team three which may include an admissions committee member, faculty member, Pharmacist and/or current student/alumni of Western University of Health Sciences. The interview will serve as an opportunity for you to demonstrate qualities that could not be fully assessed by your application alone. The interviewers wish to learn more about you and to determine your compatibility with our program.

During the 30-40 minute interview your interviewers will ask a series of behavioral-based questions, meaning that you will be asked to draw from personal experience to formulate your answers. Questions will not focus on your prior academic record since that was already demonstrated in your application.

Check-in

Please report to the lobby of the Health Professions Center (HPC), see map below. We encourage you to arrive to campus 15 minutes before your scheduled check-in time so that you have ample time to park and walk to the Health Professions Center.

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:

  • 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
  • Bring a valid photo ID (drivers license, passport, etc.)
  • Get a good nights’ sleep so your body and mind are refreshed

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability who may need assistance during their visitor to our campus. If you require any reasonable accommodations while on campus, please call Kathy Ford at (909) 469-5542.

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.

Parking

Parking lots 19, 21 and 24 are available for all interviewees, free of charge. Please see the Campus Student Parking Map for lot locations.