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Western Governors University
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WGU! An Amazing Experience!
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Degree: Education, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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WGU allows its students to work at their own pace. This is exceptional for the student that desires to accelerate and for the student that needs to take it slow. WGU also allows the student to use their life experience to gain competency in strong areas. I taught for 12 years at a christian school and decided to get my BA is Mathematics. I was able to "test out" of several classes and will be graduating with my BA in Mathematics and my teaching certificate in secondary math in under two years!! The student and class mentors were alway there to give assistance whenever I needed it, whether it was a word of encouragement or assistance with the curriculum.

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WGU Masters of Business Administration
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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I really enjoyed my WGU experience. The student mentors and course mentors are extremely helpful. I feel WGU is a perfect place for students who are self-starters and able to put at least 10 hours of work toward studying each week.

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APissedOffGraduate - 4 months ago

Well where do I begin because it's obvious to me half of these reviews are scripted. In beginning this review I never in my MBA program at WGU had any contact with teachers why by the time they answer you what's the point. Second this Degree is worthless the transcripts you receive tell nothing about the courses you take only the name of the course and pass or fail no letter grade no GPA. The degree comes printed on a regular piece of printer paper that you can actually see through. To be honest if I could give this degree back and get my money back I would in a heartbeat. I worked my tail off for this MBA and no employer will take this degree seriously, I know 11 other MBA graduates that feel the same way 5 of them including myself have applied to WGU for employment over two dozen times and not even afforded an interview once. I was told I set my expectations too high for this degree in my belief it would advance my career. I know believe this so called university to be a paper mill why because after I received this degree I did some research and i actually found several websites that will sell you this MBA all you have to do is rewrite it. If you are considering going to this so called college think again and those of you that completed this MBA in a year I know how you did it and believe me you accomplished nothing. I no longer put this degree on any resume because it is most certainly a negative. I know I will receive rebuttal comments from WGU employees but after speaking with your HR department and being told to go knock on a few doors all of you can kiss my AZZ because your in the business of selling degrees and you could care less about the students after they graduate. the WGU so called family do not hire their own graduates that says it all. I feel very bad for all the people who tried to get this this program because they do not help you at all. The moment you pass a course your used car salesman mentor gets a commission. Think twice about going here and yes WGU you get what you pay for.

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Josh - 4 months ago

Are you for real? You supposedly did all this research and were not aware that the classes are Pass/Fail? You seem to be really confused about how this program was supposed to work and what should be expected from it and yourself. Surely their lack of hiring you couldn't be a personality issue?

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Stephani - 4 months ago

I agree with Josh. I also think that your terrible grammar could have something to do with it.

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APissedOffGraduate - 4 months ago

Josh you are a regular poster child for WGU and just how much are they paying you to post fictional reviews. In fact all I see you doing is insulting people who has issues with WGU. On your reviews you keep saying Pass/Fail what good is a college if there's no competitive GPA. I wonder if you actually sat in HR position and you had a couple applicants withs graduate degree and you reviewed their transcripts and all of them but WGU's had a grade point average showing 3.0 or above. "Yeah you know where this is going don't you" it's true that WGU's only show pass and Josh pass can mean anything a "D" is pass really which applicant would you choose. The question is quite clear! Stephani! WGU is hiring evaluators since you already seem to be one.

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charlie - 16 days ago

Thinking about signing up but will readily admit I'm only doing it for the degree credentials. I don't care about the course work because I've been in the pharma industry for 15 uears

WGU HAS AMAZING BENEFITS
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
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WGU made it possible for me to work full time, study for the degree I've dreamed of and still be able to take care of my family responsibilities. On top of all that, my school costs are way lower than a brick and mortar school and I have access to amazing mentors to help guide me through every course if needed and I can go at my pace.

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Regina Kamara - 4 months ago

For example: Ask clarifying questions, share your experience with this school, ask for more information (on classes, professors, career opportunities, etc.)I am looking forward to do my masters in nursing is this a good ideal? Are there reliable mentors to guide me through?

Affordable Education for Busy People
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Degree: Special Education and Teaching, General
Graduation Year: 2013
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Awesome program that allowed me to gain a degree while working and raising a family. Credits can be earned by demonstrating competency. As tuition is a flat, six month rate, fast tracking is possible.

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Tiffany - 4 months ago

Were you able to obtain a career in the public school system with this degree?

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Dawn Swensen - 4 months ago

I was hired the day before I graduated by my local school district. WGU was listed among the local universities as box to check. I had no problems student teaching in my town. After watching tests grads from my local university in the classroom, I believe I received better classroom management and differentiated instruction practices.

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Degree: Small Business Administration/Management
Graduation Year: 2014
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Earning my degree was challenging! But worth it! And I was able to achieve this goal with the help of Western Governors University. Seriously! The support and communication that I had with my student mentor was outstanding. She was my cheerleader. As a matter of fact, I just received a card from her in the mail; checking in with me to see how I'm doing....and I graduated two months ago. I did not have this kind of support at the last university I attended. I also had a great experience working with the finance department, tech support, and course instructors. I always got a quick response when I was in crisis and needed help. Trust me, when your computer is having technical issues; or you are stuck on a Statistics equation; you are in a crisis. Most importantly, I had all of the resources available to help me be a successful student.

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A great eduacation at a school that supports yo...
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2015
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I am so appreciative of WGU I have been through so much in life and no matter what my mentor was there for me, the school really has helped me through all my trails and tribulations and I am a true believer that with people that are there to help in school you will succeed , there were times where I wanted to give up but I stat strong with the help of WGU and their entire staff , they are truly a blessing to me because they offer so many tools to help you get closer to your dreams and its up to you as a individual to put forth an effort to work hard study and use what they give you and believe me you will pass you will get through it and they will always try their best to accommodate you in anything you need , from counseling, to job seeking to guidance and I have come so far with them. I learn I am a online school student. Put the work in and you will get out what you need. WGU is a awesome school and the care whether to do well.

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Working Adults WGU is for You!
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Degree: Nursing Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
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WGU Indiana has thought of the whole picture for working adults. Books, links, libraries, etc are all at your finger tips. No hidden costs. Student mentor for you through the whole program. Course Mentor for each course. 24/7 Tech support and many more venues for every student. Career center and resume assistance for those near graduation. Very personable. You are definitely not a student number you are recognized as a student, by your Name! I completed 2 degrees with WGU Indiana (BSN and MSN)! I would love to work for them someday!

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Degree: Mathematics, General
Graduation Year: 2014
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This school is a great choice for students who need flexible scheduling. As long as you can manage your time and study/learn without being told specifically how to do everything, this is a great choice. I loved the fact that I could prove my knowledge without having to do a bunch of discussion board posts and other meaningless tasks like other online schools.

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WGU, a great online school option!
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2016
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Western Governors University is an online university that was created by 19 Governors from the United States in order to provide a high quality education, online, for a reasonable cost. The school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and the Inter-Regional Accrediting Committee. This means that I can get my business degree from WGU and then choose to attend any other university (maybe law school, graduate school, etc.) in many different states and my degree and classes will transfer. I have so far enjoyed working with WGU, they provide both course mentors (like instructors) that are experts in the field they are teaching and mentoring in, as well as student mentors that help you with the overall program and any issues you may have. The mentors are all easy to get in touch with, the classes are challenging but not impossible, the quality of the material is very good and not put-you-to-sleep boring. You can go at your own pace, often taking an assessment (for those classes with tests instead of assignments) to see where you are in any given subject and then challenge the course to move on if you already know the material. The tuition is much less expensive than other online universities ($3000 every 6 months, go at your own pace) vs. the $40k+ I was quoted at two other online universities. I have enjoyed my time at WGU over the past year and highly recommend it to anyone in search of a quality online education that lets you go as fast or as slow as you need and that utilizes social community groups, Facebook groups, and other areas to allow their students to talk and advise one another.

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Increased competency
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Degree: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2014
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WGU's MBA program is competency based and focuses on preparing students with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully complete their program of study. The student and course mentors provided individual time and attention to fits my needs and concerns.

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