Western Governors University Reviews
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WGU was a terrible experience from beginning to end. From the first day you're assigned a "mentor" who's supposed to help you along the way. She was nothing but a constant problem. The program (MBA) started off being a lot of work, but worthwhile and challenging enough. I even tested out of classes along the way. Then came many re-writes of papers over and over again for rediculous reasons. Then came the last two exams for the entire program and they were absolutely HELLISH! After all of that time, effort, and money invested I really thought I was going to flunk out. Honestly, I have never failed at anything in my life. It was horrible because I had to take the last two exams SIX times before I passed them. The fees? $60 per exam and you only get 6 chances, so I literally passed the last two exams on the very last allowed attempt. Coincidence? I'm doubting it. Especially since I failed both exams by 1% on my 5th attempt. WGU is a scam and they're responsible for the lowest portion of my life.
I decided to take my classes at WGU to get my bachelors in Accounting. It is regionally accredited and the tuition costs are not expensive. I wanted to get my degree in two years....they just dont let you advance... I am going to change school, but the loan has to be repaid....You only have to read and read the books,but you dont practice. Definitely, I dont recommend this school..
I enrolled in November with about 60 previous college credits and have had a very positive experience thus far. My mentor has been there every step of the way.
I had one goal when I enrolled and that was to graduate as quickly as possible. I've worked in the corporate world for numerous years and feel that I have a good grasp of most business concepts. Through WGU's objective assessment options, I have been able to test out of 5 courses in three months and expect to graduate by the end of the summer.
I have yet to participate in any of the learning communities, as I feel that that would only slow me down. It is; however, nice to know that participation is not required but these communities are there if you need them.
If you are looking for a traditional educational experience and a lot of guidance, then this may not be the right school for you. If you; however, are looking to accelerate your degree, are a self starter and feel that you can do will with self-guided study, then I would highly recommend WGU.
I have been attending WGU for a year and a hlaf. I started form scratch, with only a HS diploma. I have completed 2 yrs of work with this past year and a half. I am now considered a junior, that fast. I have a full time job, and family. I found that all the mentors have been great, with the exception of one. In that case, I kept in close contact with my academic mentor and got through the course. YOu get what you put in on your own merit and schedule. There are no required chats, group work or meetings. They are there if you need them, but are not required. The mentors for the course work, you have acces to them via phone, email or chat- all you have to do is ask. I am extremely happy with my choice to attend WGU!!
I am currently attending WGU so I have to remain anonymous because of the retaliation from the "Evaulation Department." Do not go to this school!! Your grades are at the mercy of "evaluators" who have total control of your work. The evaluators are 'secret' and if you file a complaint about your grades, the evaluators will collude to cover-up their mistakes. Your "Mentor" will not help you, in fact everything at WGU is designed so that you, as a student,can never have direct access to any director.There is no Academic Affairs Dept. It is appalling that this school has accreditation. Utah should be ashamed of itself!!
I enrolled in WGU in an HR program since my military experience supported it. After one semester, I realized that I really want to teach, not do HR the rest of my life. The change of major happened seamlessly! You get out of any school what you put in. The first semester, I put in plenty, the second, nothing. After I changed my major, I reallized the only thing hampering my progress now is my full-time job! I may actually stop working for awhile in order to accelerate progress in school. If you are truly a "lifelong learner" and enjoy learning on all fronts, this is the place! You can draw upon your life experiences and prior knowledge and thoroughly enjoy WGU. I'm hoping to be ready to demonstration teach within the next year.
I will finish my degree from Western Governor's University in June. I have had a wonderful experience with the school. The flexibility, price, and curriculum have fit my needs. When I took my Praxis test, I was prepared because of my classes at WGU. I have to say it has not been a spoon fed experience as some have described. In the past, good grades came easy for me. I have had to work very hard to pass some of the objective exams and tasks. However, I would expect no less from an accredited graduate program. I read one post that suggested that if one didn't pass a task the first time, they could just submit the same task, and it would be passed without a problem. I DON'T think so. The graders have been very diligent and consistent. I have submitted numerous papers, and for a few, I actually got them back a third time. We really do learn from our mistakes. The rubrics are there, and the graders do use them. I would definitely recommend WGU to any learner who is serious about getting an online degree.
I graduated last summer with a Bachelor in HR Management.My experience was great. I was a little skeptical at first but when I saw the dedication of my mentor to assist me in any issues, it made me comfortable.
The Pass/Fail I was leary of as well, until I found that in order to receive a Pass at WGU it is a 3.0 grade.
I was well prepared for the PHR exam which I checked with others in the field who discouraged me from taking it as it was "extremely difficult" and I passed. My mentor was always there, helped me through, was flexible and kept me motivated to graduate. I went out to Salt Lake City for the graduation and I was pleasantly surprised and proud to be part of the celebration. I am enrolled now in another online university and I am not having the same experience.I am thinking of dropping out of the masters program. At WGU I could always reach my teacher and other students incase of assignment questions. The University of the Rockies isn't like that at all.I am disappointed as I had such a good educational experience at WGU. I highly recommend WGU!
I am enrolled in the MBA program after having graduated from WGU with a BS in Marketing Management.
The MBA program and WGU in general are intended for working adults who are serious about attaining their educational goals. Anyone who is prepared to dedicate a specific number of hours each week to their studies will have a good chance to be successful.
None of the programs are an easy ride, however one of the benefits for working is that their previous knowledge and experience may allow them to accelerate their studies and complete their program sooner.
The degrees awarded by WGU are credible and although there are certainly better schools, WGU meets a real need and it has achieved the goals of the 19 governors whose vision was the impetus behind the creation of the school. Online learning is more and more accepted every day and I am especially pleased to have found WGU and invested in my future by attending.
I am currently in my last term of the MBA program and have really enjoyed my experience at WGU.
The staff is eager to help and wants you to succeed as much as you do. They are always willing to find the answers to your questions if they can't help you.
But the degree is no walk in the park. You have to be a strong independent learner. You will challenge yourself more than you think but will learn so much in the end.