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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 she’ll be happy to assist you.

Please carefully review the information below to get a sense of what to expect on the days, 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 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 as well as chat with students over lunch and take a tour of the campus.

  • 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: /registrar/policies/.

  • 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 admissions pages
    • 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
  • Sample Interview Questions

    There is no way of telling what type of questions will be asked at your specific interview. It is a good idea to have thought through a few general questions prior to interviewing. Please keep in mind that it is likely that you will be asked questions that do not appear on this list, and it’s possible that you will not be asked any of these questions. Whether these specific questions are asked or not, reviewing them is a good exercise to help prepare you to present yourself to the interviewers.

    1. Tell me about yourself? (Be prepared to articulate what’s important to you, your interests and goals
    2. What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives?
    3. When and why did you establish your goals and how are you preparing yourself to achieve them?
    4. What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
    5. What do you know about WesternU?
    6. Why do you want to be a student at WesternU?
    7. What do you think it takes to be a successful student at WesternU?
    8. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    9. What are you doing to overcome your weaknesses?
    10. What kind of support network do you have?
  • College of Pharmacy Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science Arezoo Campbell, PhD, left, leads a hudlle in the pharmacy lab with MSPS student Jenny Tran, to her right, MSMS student DaVon Marshall, CPP chemistry student Abigail Trujillo and graduate volunteer Alex Kim. Open video modal

    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:
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    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

    All guest parking on campus is City of Pomona public metered parking, and spaces are available in Daily Permit Lot 12 (located at First and Gibbs St.)

    Instructions for Public Metered Parking: (7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Weekends)

    1. There are payment machines located in Paid Permit Lots at First Street & Gibbs Street and Third Street & Gibbs Street. When parking you must note the space number and enter it in the machine.
    2. Enter the number of hours you expect to park there (plan for six hours).
    3. The machine will give you your cost and ask for payment. It accepts coins, bills, Visa and MasterCard
    4. You will receive a receipt but it is not necessary to put it in your vehicle.

    Campus Student Parking Map