Western Governors University Reviews
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This school is the best school in the world. I'm going back now for my THIRD DEGREE!!! I finished my BA in SPED in 2013 and was immediately hired as a teacher. The work is not simple by any means. You cannot just whip something together and expect to pass with papers because everything is graded on a rubric scale meaning you met the standard or you didn't. Everyone needs to understand that you are essentially demonstrating mastery of the subject you are learning. Don't go to this school if you plan to transfer after you completed a few classes. If you are dedicated and want to learn on your own then this school is for you. Its amazing and if you are a full time employee and a parent then this style of school will surely make you happy. Say you can't sleep, then just open up your laptop and get some work done.....it doesn't matter what time of day it is because you can study on your OWN time! I just love WGU and it has completely helped make my dreams come true of becoming a teacher here in California. Don't worry about the negative reviews.....most of them come from people that were not self motivators. GO FOR WGU!!!!!! I DID THREE TIMES!!!!!!
If you are self motivated, driven, and can hold yourself accountable to the work that needs to be done, this university is amazing! You get one on one contact with your mentor who can help keep you motivated and moving forward, the course materials, etc. are all electronic and available online 24/7, their support forums and IT support are amazing. I did my bachelor's with them and just finished my MBA with them and my wife just started her bachelor's with them as well. GREAT SCHOOL.
WGU is a great online university. It wasn't easy for me to get into the degree program. Two of my friends and I applied for it and I only got selected. This proves that the WGU selection criteria is too high. Also, this university is only for the self motivated people. The more efforts you put in the sooner you finish the degree. I would definitely recommend this university to others.
WGU is NOT for everyone. WGU is NOT easy! If you are a WGU student and you don't like your mentor get a new one! In 2010 I graduated from WGU with my B.S. in Business Administration. In 2016 I will graduate with my MBA. Also, I have graduated from the local community college with two Associates Degrees. I have done the brick and mortar thing and I have done the online thing. They both have benefits and drawback. I personally found my work experience to be extremely beneficial to my educational program. If I had little or no work experience WGU would have been much more difficult. Also, it is extremely important that if you are going to attend WGU that you are self motivated. One of the things I really like about WGU is that I have felt like I have been able to apply what I have learned immediately to my work. So if you are a self motivated working professional look to go back to school you should at least consider WGU.
I graduated from an accredited and respected school with my undergraduate degree. I was planning on continuing my education with the same school but my busy schedule did not allow enough flexibility. I did a lot of research and concluded that WGU would be a great fit for me. The program was extremely well structured and I feel like I got a much better education than my undergraduate degree. I am a WGU ambassador after the quality education I received. If you read the negative reviews you will find a common theme, someone who didn't have the drive to be successful. If you want a school that is going to hold your hand and beg you to pass your classes this is not it.
You CAN NOT transfer ANY business credit to ANY other University for undergrad, so until you graduate you are hostage. IF you graduate then you can explain about WGU, which you will need to do as it seems unknown to employers (Fortune 500). No one understands anything other than credit hours, which WGU does not provide.
I had a great experience at WGU. The mentors were very supportive and kept me on track. I was told to set aside around 20 hours per week for school I didn't think I would need that much time, but I did. This is not an easy program. It requires dedication and hard work. The flexibility of this program was very helpful to me. Overall, I am extremely pleased.
Great school! They took lots of my previous credits. It was affordable enough to pay as I went. I immediately got a job with the government (probably not because of the school, but because of my degree combined with my experience). I would recommend it for any organized self-learner.
WGU is not a school for students who do not know how to study, or that make excuses on why they don't accomplish their goals! If you need your hand held at every turn WGU is not the school for you. Community college is where you should be if you have that type of learning handicap. You will not get that at a 4-year state institution. I have dual bachelor degree's, Accounting and Economics, from Utah State University. Both extremely hard degrees to reach. It took me 5-years and $44,000. The MBA at WGU was at least 10x harder than anything I experienced in my undergrad studies. Ive learned more about business in 18-months at WGU than I did in 5-years at Utah State University. If you are 18-years-old, or have no college experience, WGU really isnt the place for you. Youll find it difficult, youll find that basic questions are not answered because youre supposed to have a basic understanding of the field youre trying to get a degree in. So, please dont come boards like this and bash WGU because you dont have what it takes as a student. People like myself, who have amazing study habits, and work hard for what they have, get offended at your crying. WGU is an amazing school for ADULTS that want to learn, this is not a place for children or crybabies.
This degree requires the student to work. You must pace yourself and have enough self discipline to check login and work without someone providing you a deadline. If that is you, then WGU is the school for you. I completed the program one year ahead of schedule and enjoyed a boost in interview offers and ultimately a management job. Most of my success came from already knowing a lot of the material covered, but I also found the material I did not know easy to learn at my own pace. I am now in the MBA program. Highly recommend this school.