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All the video from #WGUGrad  Summer 2015 is here!
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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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Breanna Osbourne
3 weeks ago
I just competed my first term. I completed 18 CU but could have easily completed more. I moved in the middle of my term so I didnt do any work for about 2 months. I will be competing my degree ahead of schedule. My mentor is awesome and if I have any questions a course mentor for the class emails me back very quickly.
Irish Stagepoet
3 weeks ago
I hope that I will be able to update this post and add a few stars to the review, but as of right now I'm very disappointed in my experience with WGU. I have my BA in English Ed, and a number of courses at the MAT level. I was interested in completing my MAT in secondary ed with WGU - I loved their education structure in theory, and it sounded perfect for me as a working professional with a history in alternative, self-motivated learning communities. Let me be clear - I am not a student. My experience is with their front line of communication and enrollment counselors, and it has been very disappointing. From the get go, the CSR (Jeff) who answered my first inquiry actually used the word "retarded" to describe other colleges and universities, which was a bit shocking, and completely unprofessional and inappropriate. While surprised, I didn't want to judge the entire university based on one young, inexperienced rep, so I continued on and was connected with an enrollment counselor. I had two scheduled meetings with this counselor - lets call her Jane for the sake of this post. Jane was over 30 minutes late for our first scheduled meeting, even though I received an automated text earlier in the day reminding me to be on time for it (with an attached incentive for an application fee waiver if I was not late). I was on a lunch break for the meeting, so it was frustrating to have my time abused, but hey, sometimes things happen that we can't always plan for, such is life, and I gave her the benefit of the doubt. Jane's information during our meeting was pretty good, and by the end of our conversation I was excited about WGU's MAT program! I was also happy to hear that Jane would be my main point of contact throughout the admissions/enrollment process; it meant a lot to know that I would not be shuffled around from person to person. I had a few specific questions that would determine whether or not WGU was in fact a workable program for me, so Jane arranged a follow up meeting for a few days later so she could research my inquiries in depth. I received a couple of helpful emails from her in between the meetings. But come time for our second appointment, Jane wasn't only late, she never called! After 40 minutes, I called her (just in case there was some confusion) and got an automated message informing me she was on the phone. I left a message, and did not hear back. Eventually, I called WGU's toll-free number and was connected with another enrollment counselor (let's call her Bev) who verified that my follow up appointment with Jane was, indeed, on the books and in her calendar. Since they track communication (many employees work from home), Bev could also see that Jane had not even attempted to call me. I was so let down. Jane and I had a wonderful report, and I truly believed that she was invested in my progress at WGU. I guess I was wrong? Bev did attempt to answer some of my questions, but not only was it difficult to start from square one with a different person - as Jane and I had taken about 90 minutes to work through things during our initial meeting - but I was disheartened when Bev's responses were completely contrary to the information I had been given during my meeting with Jane. At this point, after being given the run around, I just don't know if I trust WGU and their employees to manage my master's program. If the communication breakdown with their enrollment counselors is at all indicative of the rest of the program, it does not bode well... Education degrees that lead to initial certification are tricky beasts, with lots of logistics and hurtles to jump through, a number of required state-based tests and very specific check lists that vary from state to state. At this point, I have a hard time believing that a school that cannot get their ducks in a row to give me preliminary advice could handle all the important requirements needed to effectively certify their teachers.
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Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Our vice president of enrollment would like to discuss your experiences with you directly and is hoping to hear from you. Can you please email him at daren.upham@wgu.edu? Thanks, and please accept our apologies for your experience so far.
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Azzu Zere
2 weeks ago
The Best and Affordable Online university in the whole wide Galaxy -- for sure. I have one more term to go. No complain what so every. You really have to work hard, but it's worthy at the end. Great system! student mentor and course mentor are very help. The only complain I have is why in the world did I not know about WGU when I was studying at Brick and Mortal university (which I left in middle of the degree). I would have saved 7 years of my time.
ryan hodell
2 months ago
This is the worst university I have ever dealt with. PLEASE avoid them at all costs. They were rude and would not help me with my information. Also, they would not transfer over my pell gran of $2,800 because they don't want to help their students. Their online portal was very hard to use and also very inconvenient.
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Derrick Jackson
2 months ago
Love the concept, execution. Decided to attend as I am self-motivated and have always done well when pursuing my own knowledge and certification. The way the degree plan is set up allows me to go at my own pace, not be held back do to others or miscellaneous factors. Is it perfect? No, however if you are organized, a self-starter, can motivate yourself to put in the time and passionate about pursuing education, the school is great return on investment for the amount of money and accreditation it provides.
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Khoi Nguyen
a month ago
Thanks to WGU I was able to obtain my Professional in Human Resource certification while studying for my undergraduate degree. This certification was built into the tuition so I didn't have to pay a dime. Working at a full-time job and attending school full-time was quite stressful, but WGU's model made it possible for me to graduate. I would recommend this school to anyone who has the initiative to do the work on their own without instructions from anyone. However, since everything is self-driven, this school is NOT for everyone. But if you are self-driven, consider WGU. This school is regionally accredited (which is the best), non-profit, and continually growing.
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Dave Smith
a month ago
So Far Ia m not thrilled with the rudness of the enrollement Councelor. He seemed short fused and treatd my questions as if they were stupid. I am registering becuase I got the fee waived, but I am niot sure I like the attitude he projected. I am going to continue to look elsewhere. Do these enrolledment councelors get bonuses for people who register> He sounded like he was working on commision and annoyed becuase I wasnt sure of some things. Frustrating.
Robert Neil
2 months ago
Thank you Western Governors University (WGU). I recently graduated from the MBA program (Concentration in Healthcare Management). What a tremendous experience it has been. Completing this program helped me to develop, strengthen and solidify my skills and to further develop my overall business acumen. For those considering WGU: If you are looking for an easy, run-of-the-mill, just pay your fees and get your degree kind of school…WGU is NOT for you. However, if you are interested in attending a REGIONALLY ACCREDITED NONPROFIT University (be aware of those schools that are only nationally accredited and are for-profit) AND you are willing to: - Spend countless hours (nights and weekends) studying, - Participate in dozens of (if not a hundred or more) weekly sessions with a student mentor, - Complete upwards of 40 or more challenging projects (some group/team based), - Develop and record a 45-minute Video Presentation (or just write another report), - Compete in a nationwide Capsim Business Simulation, and - Write (in my case) 697 pages worth of essays, reports and presentations You should give WGU a call as you would likely find it to be a great fit for what you are looking for. I cannot say enough great things about the challenging and rewarding experience WGU offers its students. Thank you WGU. As mentioned above, WGU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is the same accrediting commission responsible for the accreditation of University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, and Brigham Young University, to name just a few.
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