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A graduate program, might be okay at thisAverageEducation
A graduate program, might be okay at this school if you have the time, energy, and patience to grind it out on your own.

As an undergraduate, attending this school was the worst possible choice I could have made.
The "mentors" do little aside from hound you via email, and they don't do anything helpful unless it is over the phone, and even then its not always insightful, more like a waste of time. Be prepared to do everything, and suffer through the most annoying parts of the process on your own. If you are someone who prefers instant feedback, and not having to wait for someone to get back to you (if at all) in a timely (let alone helpful manner) youre going to wish that you had chosen something IN PERSON. Looking back, I couldn't justify spending the 30 grand or so that I've spent to finish this.

5th Year Female -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Education Quality: F
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DO NOT FAIL EVEN ONE TEST - ifQuite BrightAccounting
DO NOT FAIL EVEN ONE TEST - if you do its over!
They charge $3,00 for 6 months completing as many course as possible. Its great in theory: study, take a test and get the credits. What they don't tell you is, if you fail a test (even though the advertising materials say you get three chances) YOU ARE STUCK! I would tell you how long it lasts but I'm still stuck! They have unreasonable demands set by content specialists and mentors, without a teacher insight you fall victim to people who know nothing about education. As they do not listen to you!

I have a Master's in Education and was genuinely trying to help them understand how poor the quality of their system is. I now wonder if WGU staff benefits when students fail because they have already paid and remain paying without consuming new materials?!?! Not sure yet...

I failed one test because my husband and kids came home early and I was distracted. The employees (again not teachers) pay no mind to why you fail or how they can support you. They are insisting that I complete a practice test with 90% accuracy before I can move on. I've taken it 7 times now and not learned a thing.I think the only way out is to not enroll again; a waste of time and thousands of dollars.

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Innovation: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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The financial aid departmentSuper BrilliantBusiness - Management and Administration
The financial aid department is not helpful and hard to reach. In their collection emails they don't even give you a phone number to contact them, just an email address to write to and then don't respond with it. What a grand waste of 3 years of college.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2016
Collaboration/Competitive: B, Scholastic Success: F
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