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From the role of faith to the realism (or not) of Hollywood portrayals of the Civil Rights Movement, reflect with us on African-American history via this series of free online discussions. Full schedule and access information at www.wgu.edu/BlackHistory2015. 
February is African-American History Month, and WGU is offering a series of free online discussions—open to students, alumni, and the public at large—to reflect on the black experience in America.
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We're proud to be contributing to a diverse nursing workforce.
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They range in age from 19–75. They come from all 50 states and beyond. 39% are the first generation in their families to graduate. Meet the graduating Class of Winter 2015.
On Saturday, February 7, WGU faculty, staff, students, graduates, alumni, family, and friends will unite in celebrating the 6,728 graduates who make up the graduating Class of Winter 2015.
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4001 S 700 E #700 Salt Lake City, UT 84107, United States
4001 South 700 East #700USUtahSalt Lake City84107
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WGU is an online, accredited, nonprofit, competency-based university designed for working adults and other nontraditional students looking for flexibility and affordability that enables them to earn a highly respected bachelor's or master's degree with less debt--or none at all.
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Kami McCollum
3 months ago
I love WGU! I have been in the MAT Elementary Education program in Washington State for 1 1/2 years, and it has been a wonderful experience. This is personalized learning at its best. There are many opportunities to work with both student and course mentors. It is a great school, and it is the ideal choice for motivated learners. It is also by far the most affordable education option particularly for graduate school education.
daniel salud
a month ago
Didn't go to this school but I called for more information on the RN to BSN program. Their phone communication was choppy, the recruiter seemed more annoyed than helpful. If the recruiter is in bad shape, imagine once you give them your money. I wouldn't go here. Three words: Ghetto 4$$ hell
Response from the owner - a month ago
We're very sorry to hear about this experience. We invite you to give us another chance as we had some phone provider problems the last few days that may have had an effect on the quality of your conversation with your enrollment counselor.
PA He
10 months ago
Take away any insightful input from any PhD or ANY PROFESSOR AT ALL in the classroom. THERE ARE NO PROFESSORS AND NO CLASSROOM. Take away the input of any other students in the classroom which is part of most classroom education (other opinions and points of view). Take away academic excellence added by a published teacher or teachers assistant in the classroom. Add a book that you can get anywhere, add any unusual hour that you want to study on your own and contemplate your navel, add an entrance test where they do not tell you what your scores are - and the subject matter of the test is about third-grade level math and english - for a college degree, for gods sake! - add a staff comprised of judgmental, undereducated mormon men (not clear if the CEO Mendenhall even has a college degree... (and I do state that not all mormons are in this category) and undereducated bimbo women most of whom have a degree from WGU if any at all (the lead trainer for the school repeated states that "she hates smart people"), add an "accelerated" program where they do not tell you that your "acceleration" (and, consequently, your tuition) is controlled by a "mentor" (a person you never see who can hold you back from finishing more quickly and add to your tuition spent) add an enrollment counselor who has access to your personal information without HIPAA, ADA or EEOC training (one of the counselors in my training program had three chapter seven bankruptcies and three attempts at chapter 13 bankruptcies with a slew of collection accounts listed on beenverified (in other words, a deadbeat advising you, never showed up to training on time, but was never terminated for time card theft (from an institution where her salary was paid out of federal funds) and a main SLC trainer directly related to a forger with prison time - talk about personal standards!) and you have an institution that claims pride in distance learning on the cheap...what the hell else can they claim??? Do you hear DELIVERANCE banjo music playing in the background yet? I spent a few weeks as an enrollment counselor before I bailed for their lack of ethics. Spend the time, spend the money for other choices. There are plenty of online university programs where you at least have access to a professor. Or think about it this way...Would you ever want to be on an operating room table, knocked out and at the mercy of an MD who learned his/her craft because he/she read a book and took a multiple choice test ON THE INTERNET? This is just another scam perpetrated by a Utah politician (smacks of the Utah Olympics scandal where Mitt Romney had to travel to Utah to bail them out, or the little man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz)...all to make a "few good mormon men" some money...RUN FROM IT. There are plenty of other distance learning schools out there that are decent. The most unfortunate aspect of this setup, is the fact that students without any prior college experience buy into this bunk as an acceptable college degree program (it is if you live your life in a paper bag).
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Samantha Fisher
9 months ago
It's a scam. Stay away from this school. They make it impossible to schedule tests. When you do finally schedule a test the testing site does not know anything about your registration. And this happened three times. After months of going back and forth with them it is inevitable you have lost much of the information from your memory. Two classes and one test from their "graduation" my husband has given up. So much money wasted. Wish he would have finished his degree at a real university.
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Katie Smith
2 months ago
STOP!!!! DO NOT GO HERE!!! I signe up for WGU to take part of their elementary education program. I didn't take any classes, didn't take any test, did do ANYTHING. my situation changed after being technically enrolled for 5 day. 5 DAYS!!! They didn't refund me all my money and basically took $1500 from me!! FOR THREE STUPID DAYS! I've tried to take to everyone possible but still i get the same answer that its prorated by how many days i was enrolled and even though i was only technically enrolled for 5 days they start enrollment period at the beginning of the month when made it look like i was enrolled for 3 and half week. BULLSHIT!! So if this isn't proof that all they want is money, money, money I dont know what is. SO DO NOT DO IT!! Youll thank me later, trust me.
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Kayla MacDonald
5 months ago
I am in my second term at WGU getting my MBA. I have been incredibly impressed so far. My husband recently got a degree online through another school (Thomas Edison State College) and we have both commented on many occasions how much better WGU's program is. Everything from the online classroom interface, to the helpfulness and availability of the mentors and professors to the speed of work being graded. Regarding the MBA program specifically, I am very pleased. The professors (or course mentors as WGU calls them) have all been excellent. I have never had a problem getting help from or reaching them. Each course has many options available to help you - everything from group study sessions to open office hours to Q&A times with the professors. I find with online learning, what you get out is based on what you put in. WGU is challenging - I find the difficulty of the material in my program to be *just* challenging enough that I'm working really hard but also constantly learning new things and grasping the concepts. I have never had anything but positive experiences with my student mentor (like a cheerleader who keeps you on track during the program), and the administration like financial aid, etc. All in all, I highly recommend WGU if you're looking for great value, flexibility and you have the ability to self-motivate.
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Launi Harrell
10 months ago
As of this review I am halfway through my freshman year. Not only is the Education awesome and thorough (I've learned a lot), but its Competency Based degree approach has allowed me an unprecedented amount of schedule flexibility. The cost of this bachelors degree is more competitive then almost all in-state schools.
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Sheyann Barger
a year ago
My husband completed all course work and was told he could graduate July 2011, however, his "advisor," Tom Dooley, notified him that he'd accidentally submitted my husband's senior project late. So, he was not allowed to walk at graduation. At that time, he WAS told that he would still receive his degree in the mail and was given an apology for the error. It is now 2013. We have called about every two to three weeks since 2011 and have been told by Jessica in the Records Department that he did, in fact, graduate, his course work is completed, and that his actual degree diploma was mailed. They've promised this over and over and over and over. Still nothing. We are now in default on our education loans, as we do not feel it is fair that we should have to pay for an education through this university when the university refuses to honor their statements. We have nothing good to say about Western Governor's University. They are all liars... take your money, promise an education, give the education (not even a quality education), then screw you over for two full years. AVOID THIS UNIVERSITY!!! Oh, and yesterday, when he made his normal call to check if progress had been made, he was told they're now dealing with many more students in a similar position. Get your act together, WGU!!
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