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Free, online, and open to everyone—check out this great lineup of #EarthWeek  discussions and be sure to share!
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When working on a tough paper, project, or presentation, here's a quick run-down of what you oughtta do—and what you ought not do.
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Have you noticed the new look of WGU.edu this morning? The new design integrates a lot of new features, including mobile responsiveness and a cleaner look. We'd love to hear what you think! 
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It would be great if some of the courses had audio books. This would help those visually impaired or just tired eyes.
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An engaging learning experience, better outcomes, a low cost... What surprised you most about WGU?
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Celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth  with us!
March is Women’s History Month, and WGU is offering a pair of free online discussions, open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public and featuring some of WGU’s course mentors.
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So... Your assessment is scheduled, you're counting down the hours/minutes... You feel like you should be filling this time doing something to get ready... but you're already ready already... 
You've studied hard and studied some more. You killed it on your last attempt at the preassessment. You know this stuff, and you're feeling good and ready.
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Check out the capstone projects recognized as the best from the last half of 2014. Congrats!
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Want to stop procrastinating? Just say "no!" www.wgu.edu/DoItNow
At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material. Advice from your mentors is invaluable as you make your way through your online degree program.
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This free series starts next week. Hope you'll find some that interest you and join us! #AutismAwarenessMonth
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$400,000 in scholarships available to current and aspiring teachers seeking a bachelor's or master's degree.
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Fight the fever.
This time of year can be tough for a student—especially a busy, working student who spends so much of the day cooped up at work and just wants to get outside and play. So when the work day ends, how do you fight the urge to skip the schoolwork? Here are six tips that might help. Let us know in the comments if you have other ideas.
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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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"Regarding the MBA program specifically, I am very pleased."
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Jessica Litton
2 weeks ago
Completed my application for RN to BSN 3 weeks ago. My "enrollment counselor" left me a voicemail and that is all I have heard from her. I sent in transcripts and have left voicemails and emails to no avail. I called today to see if there is someone else that could help me. I spoke with a very rude woman with a heavy accent that said she will now be my enrollment counselor. No way, I'm going to pay a little more to go to GCU. They are at least friendly and seem like they want me to attend their school.
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Kami McCollum
5 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
3 months 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 - 3 months 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
11 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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DJ Rambo
3 weeks ago
I have been a student of WGU for 2.5 years in the Teaching portion, and about to graduate next month. Looking back through the whole time, I would recommend this college for any person who feels that online college is the best option for them. It was not a walk in the park, and there were about three classes that I wasn't sure if I could make it through. It is possible to do the classes if you make sure you spend time each week (15 hours a week minimum) on your classes. You do one class at a time, which really makes WGU a great option for people who are busy. I have two jobs which take a lot of my time throughout the week, and if I had to do classes like any other college and do all classes at the same time, I would not have made it. I'm about to be hired as a teacher at the school that I work at, and WGU was a great way of working on certification. The staff is EXTREMELY helpful and will help you through every step of the way. Overall, I do not regret going to WGU and had a great experience with them. I am looking at doing my Masters through WGU as well in the future.
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Katie Smith
4 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
7 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
a year 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.