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Your Online Interview

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 online interview day and time. Should you have any questions or need to change your appointment, please contact your Admissions Counselor and she’ll be happy to assist you.

Please carefully review the information below to get a sense of what to expect on interview day, tips on how to prepare, 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 (see sample schedule) and specifically share with you the structure and composition of the interview team.

    You’ll first be greeted online by an Admissions Counselor who will make sure everything is working properly. In addition to your interview, your day will include an Admissions/Support Services presentation, faculty Q&A, and an opportunity to chat with student ambassadors.

    Candidates applying to the four-year program can expect to be interviewed by a team of two, comprised of faculty, administration, and/or current students. Candidates applying to the advanced-standing pathway will be interviewed by the full Admissions Committee. 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. They will ask a series of general and behavioral-based questions (which require you to draw from personal experience to formulate your answers).

  • Online Check-In

    When you scheduled your interview, you should have uploaded a copy of your photo ID. If not, please be sure to upload a copy via 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:

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    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

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