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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.
Completed my BSN early 2016. I have nothing but positive things to say about WGU. The mentors were very responsive and helpful. Great program for working professionals who want to advance their career. Very affordable compared to other online programs. Looking to start my MBA program with WGU in the fall. Highly recommend this WGU! :)
Greetings and salutations, I'm a recent graduate of Western Governors University. An entirely based online school, if you Google cheapest online college WGU will be the first to pop up. That is one reason I selected it, students can also expedite classes. Meaning once they have an understanding of the course or previous knowledge they can take the examination and finish early. Which is a phenomenal feature that WGU offers. The online structure offers convenience and flexibility but it lacks in accountability which you'll find at any online university. One thing I'm worried about is the validity of the degree and the feeling around online universities for being sub par compared to typical sit down classrooms. It is an accredited institution but the judgment is still there. It's a great cost efficient program but from a career aspect I wish that I would have chosen a different route which is why I'm pursuing an MBA now from a local classroom university.
I attended a local brick and mortar business school in 1998 for 1 year and it cost me more than my entire Bachelor's degree with WGU. I completed my Bachelor's degree with WGU in 2013 and have this year returned to complete my MBA. WGU is not a "diploma mill" and I do know people that have attended that have failed the program. It takes discipline and hard work to complete their classes but they are very student focused and will give you any tutoring help that you reach out for. They encourage student interaction and have several state brick and mortar locations. They are the perfect option for working adults and for those who have some working experience. Students just out of high school that are looking for an easy way to earn a degree in their pajamas better think again. I am proud to be a WGU alumni and my degree completion raised my salary from $53,000 per year to $75,000+. I know that is probably the exception to the rule but I am looking at $100,000 per year very soon. A degree DOES make a difference and WGU is a great place for those who have real world experience and are hard working and disciplined. They do not hold your hand but they do support you in making good decisions regarding your education. Their IT department is fabulous at dealing with any computer issues you might have. I even know someone personally that had a full computer failure and her mentor mailed her a laptop to use until she could get something else. I look forward to being a student mentor there some day. That is my new goal......