Morning Interview Schedule

At KCU we conduct morning and afternoon interviews. Depending upon availability, you may have the option to select the morning or afternoon for your interview. After registering for an interview day, your confirmation email will confirm the schedule of the day.

Printable Morning Schedule

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Arrive and Check in at KCU

Parking instructions and arrival locations for each campus can be found by clicking the respective campus links.

Kansas City      Joplin

We’re happy to store your luggage if you’d like, and coats or jackets if it’s cold outside. Admissions staff will be on hand to assist you when you arrive. Campus doors will remain locked until 7:45 a.m. Please take this into account if you are ordering ride share services to campus.

Bring your photo ID (driver’s license or passport) to check in with Admissions staff. Here, you’ll pick up your name tag and sign our non-disclosure agreement (NDA). We work hard to maintain the integrity of our interview process in order to be fair to all applicants. Our NDA asks you to agree to not share interview questions, group project prompts, or writing sample questions. Releasing this information will result in the termination of your application.

8:15-8:30 a.m.
Admissions Welcome

Admissions staff will welcome you to campus, walk through the day’s schedule and answer questions you may have.

8:30-10:50 a.m.
Interviews, Writing Sample and Group Activity

Applicants will be split into three groups where you will each complete the following three activities.

Interviews: You will participate in three, 10 minute interviews with KCU faculty and staff. Interview questions are designed to assess different qualities about you as an applicant. You will have interviews focused on your past experiences, critical thinking skills, and response to ethical scenarios.

Group Activity:  As part of our evaluation process, we are interested to see how you interact with your peers. Your group will be separated into two subgroups and given a task to work on together while being evaluated by a proctor. At the end of 30 minutes, subgroups will reconvene to give short presentations about their task.

Writing Sample: As part of our evaluation process, we are interested to see how you critically think and formulate a written response. You will be given a writing prompt and writing supplies to complete this task.

11:00 a.m.
All Group Welcome Presentation

Morning and afternoon interviewees will come together for a welcome from University leadership. Additionally, a KCU faculty member will describe our Modified Systems Based curriculum.

11:45 a.m.
Ambassador Panel and Lunch

Our student Ambassadors are your best source to learn more about life as a medical student.  This is your opportunity to ask them about their experience.

12:30-1:20 p.m.    
Campus tour

All interviewees will have the opportunity to get to know our space in our student-led tour of campus facilities.

1:20-2:10 p.m.

Once you have completed your Interview Day activities, our Admissions team will close the day with some final reminders. During the check-out process, we will discuss the admission decision timeline, as well as paperwork deadlines required for matriculation. Our goal is for you to leave campus with all your questions answered so if you have any additional questions this will be your opportunity to ask!