Western Governors University Reviews - Bachelor's in BusinessSee reviews of all programs at Western Governors University
I am currently a student at WGU, and it is the best decision I have made. Is it easy? Heck no! But, with the mounds of support that you have at WGU you definitely stay motivated to keep going. I did not have this in my previous college experience, so this has been a game changer for me. I am really surprised by the negative reviews, because that has definitely not been my experience. If you have a full time job like I do I definitely recommend WGU.
Western Governors University was probably the best decision I have ever made. The flexibility and affordability of this school allowed me to finish my bachelors in two years while working full time. I graduated with loans that amounted to the cost of many B&M colleges for one singular term. I am grateful to not be heavily burdened by debts from this school which was the main reason I feared pursuing an education anywhere else.
WGU gave me the flexibility I needed while trying to balance a full time career and school. The enrollment and financial aid process was virtually stress free! The courses were well organized and allowed me to proceed at a pace comfortable to me. A week after graduation, I began a new career that was double my previous salary. My degree from WGU helped me to reach the earning potential I had been seeking.
When I decided to attend WGU to complete my Bachelor's I pretty jumped in both feet first on an whim. I applied, sent everything in, had funding set up and was ready to start courses in less than a month. I already had an associate's so I had nearly half my classes finished. At first, I hated meeting with my mentor every week (first term), but... I soon found I only hated it because she kept me accountable. She was kind and always listened, but I didn't find our calls very helpful. The month after, I found out that I was pregnant with our second child. Quite a surprise and not ideal timing. I didn't begin to find out calls as helpful until my second term. The newness wore off, I was working full time, taking care of my family and was entering my last trimester in my already complicated pregnancy. I quickly found I needed my mentor. She became a source of encouragement when I thought I couldn't continue. She was not pushy, but was so motivational and just there for me. Being an adult, working full + time, raising a family with home chores and more is exhausting. Add going to school full time (and then some) and it can become quickly overwhelming. There were about three classes throughout all of mine that I felt were too much information for an introductory course. WGU already reviewed and changed one of them. They do listen. If you are motivated and really want the degree, this works.
Transferring to WGU after ITT shut down was one of the biggest blunders of my academic career. I was intrigued by the competency model and distance learning. Unfortunately, I did not realize the impact that it would have in the staff. I spent a year and a half at this school trying to make it work. There were no readily available teacher to assist me in any of my classes. If I was finally graced with an answer from a teacher it was 2-3 weeks later. I was forced to withdraw from many classes due to this. I have reported WGU to the Department of Education for taking financial aid money and not providing an adequate education. I do not recommend this school to anyone!
This school has been the best online post secondary education program I have participated in. It took enrolling/withdrawaling from 4 different online colleges to feel comfortable with using WGU to finish my degree. The classes are difficult, but rightfully so. You get out of it what you put into it. My mentor is awesome she helps keep me accountable and on schedule, and she also tells me the best ways to complete each individual classes. The exams are challenging, as to be expected with a program that is based on competency. It has taken me less than a week to complete some, and up to a couple months to complete others. I love the pass/fail system it takes a lot of pressure off of you. It is sad to read a few of these one star comments, but if you notice, they are all from the RN programs and they all pretty much say the same thing, so dont take them seriously. The cost is the lowest you will find for QUALITY education. Like everything, you get what you give. Thank you WGU for allowing me to finally pursue my goals
Just graduated WGU a day ago. I found the overall experience great. I'm not sure if the others reviews dealt with unhelpful people along the way, or perhaps they didn't understand the material. I didn't accelerate anything and took the full 4 years to complete. The initial registration took a bit of time, but after that it was easy. My mentor was awesome. Yes, weekly calls the first term and biweekly after that. She helped me stay on track, as I tend to procrastinate. I had many resources for each class to help me pass. From their online material to their course mentors, and webinars. The course mentors always went above and beyond for me. This is more help than I ever received at a brick and mortar school. Financial aid did take a little more information than normal, I believe maybe because they are a non-profit school, but it wasn't that difficult to manage. Overall, I had a positive experience and would recommend it to others looking to take college courses at their own pace.
Where should I start. WGU got me with their 6 months only 3k and you can take as many classes as you want a matter of fact you can finish your degree in 6 months and all you'll pay is 3k. I should have known things were bad when the enrollment counselor asked if I am weak in math , I should have stop myself before answering. I tried to transfer 60 credits from another college however, they took only 20 and none of the math, so naturally I was forced to repeat them. they changed their grading system to a "bar" no grades here (They treat students as if we are mindless sheep) And they are doing us a favor by taking our hard earned money for their out dated substandard education. And on top of all, I found my "Business Management" degree is more about managing projects rather than people. what a waste of time and money. (Yes I complained many times) I tried to transfer out several times and no other university would accept WGU's credits. WGU abuses its nonprofit status to suck you dry of your money , that new "line" grading system, so many students have been complaining about,( no number grade of letter grade) yet WGU claims "most" students ask/wanted it...who would opt for such a gimmick? Not anyone with a brain. so they can say ah well you didn't go over the line so you don't pass but you need to pay $60 to retake your assessment. ask what is my grade they will not give me any information on it, basically, you have a zero value grade. Many of these assessments are worded badly and is extremely outdated its sad. WGU operates like an occult, they don't allow students to interact. Basically divide and conquer. The worse decision of my life.
This college allowed me to complete my degree in Business Management in less than two years. I had already completed three years in Civil Engineering but life got in the way and I could not finish the degree. 3 daughters later and I finally came back to my degree. This is not high school and if you went to college you know that professors don't do much mentoring. They give you material and explain very little. Your growth is on doing things yourself. If you are a self motivator and don't need someone holding you by the hand you will do well. Every class had a learning curve. You start out slow and then as you grasp the concept you fly through the course. You do have an assigned mentor and I barely ever used them. I am not a genius in any way, an average male. Put goals and try and keep them. Some people have finished way earlier. less than a year.
Amazing school. The faculty's purpose is to help you grow at all times. The courses are insightful and based on real world knowledge needed. The test are hard but related to the material. In each test you basically have to know everything about the material. But with room for some mistakes. If you read all material and follow the steps given to you. You can pass. Is done at your time and it becomes a routine. I graduated and i feel like i want to study every night, because i got so used to it. Learning became a hobby, instead of a requirement. I love WGU. Thank you so much for making a school like this one. If you put hard work into studying everyday. It will be the best school experience. MBA next.