Student & Graduate Reviews
Kyle - 3/9/2015
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school seemed okay at first, but after getting into some of the classes and talking with my mentor, I realized this school was not for me. The CDs they sent for my class and the videos they had online to help with classroom management and teaching strategies looked like they were from the early to mid-90s. Schools and students have changed a lot since that time so much of the information was unreliable. Secondly, I happened to get a temporary teaching job while attending this school. I could have stayed at that school since I was technically enrolled to get my license through WGU, but WGU would not let me stay at the school where I was being payed. They said I would have to leave that teaching job and be assigned to a school of their choosing and work for free. Of course I wasn't going to leave a paid job to go to a non-paid job. So I left this school and went to a cheaper and quicker state alternative teaching licensure program."
Tammy Forrest - 11/11/2013
"This is tough coursework but that is to be expected. It has been a perfect option for me. I am 3 credits from achieving my bachelors degree and it cost me only $6,400. I recommend the school to everyone that I know!"
Cheryl F - 8/30/2013
"I already have a BA and an Master's Degree ~ I enrolled in WGU to pursue a Post-Bacc Teacher Certification. However, given my experience with WGU, I would strongly warn against enrolling here for any degree or program. There is no genuine educational value in the 'tasks' that are required of students; just a series of 'hoops' to jump through, with a rubber-stamped 'passed' once you've completed them. The mentor program is really ridiculous; you are forced to converse with a mentor on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, but they offer no tangible advice or help. I think their existence just fills some accreditation requirement for WGU. Seriously, if you want to work in Education, you owe it to the students you will be teaching to get your degree from a school that will actually provide you with useful classes ~ this is NOT Western Governors University. Stay away!"
Dave - 2/11/2013
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am in my third and final term for my BA degree in education. I explored the various "communities" and the Facebook page for WGU and refuse to be part of either of those. I am a 46 year old professional who has nothing but excellent things to say about the program. It is hard. You must work on requirements without your mom telling you what you need to do next. You must take responsibility for blowing off the needed work.WGU is not a degree factory and you must actually work towards the degree. I see many of the people posting here and in the areas I discussed previously blasting WGU who can barely spell and/or complete a sentence. Instead of taking the time to whine about how pathetic you are as a student and blaming the school, take some time and get some remedial spelling training and learn how to write a paragraph. If this seems harsh well, I have one thing to say..... WAAAAAAAA!!In case you care, I will be starting my master's immediately after I graduate."