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If you have good communication, organization and self motivation - its a good school. |
Its much cheaper than traditional school
It has a somewhat flexible schedule.
If you dont understand something - most mentors (teachers) refer you back to your course of study.
There is no Wiggle room. If you miss a deadline - no talking to someone. Dont like the outcome of a grade... you have no recourse.
Teachers beware. The observation and DT IS CRAZY. hey dont guantee you placement either. So after paying them for 2 years, they couldnt find a school willing to let me come student teach. They became very unhelpful and offered a generic BA of educational studies (general degree) which is USELESS and you can go back ever to get your license from them.
The school interface is confusing and takes some time to get used to.
The "task" courses that ask you to do projects as your assessment is way beyond (harder/more busy work) than a brick and morter school.
For most things - its the students responsibility to know deadlines, rules, etc. While a mentor will *sometimes* help - they are general in their help as they feel YOU need to do the leg work, you need to figure out the assignment, you need to find the resources.
Each course mentor has a few hundred to a thousand + students.... do the math - not a lot of attention for you.Remember this - you GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
|Sep 04 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| After many years of putting off getting my BSN and then seriously researching which online university to go to, I feel I have chosen the best university for me. Even though I am a well seasoned and experienced nurse, I am astounded and very happy with all I am learning. I love the self paced study and hope to finish ahead of schedule and move on for my MSN, that is how inspired I am!! The classes have excellent content and so far the professors have been nothing but kind and helpful - especially the Statistics professor!! He is wonderful! |
|Jul 23 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
Regardless of the validity anyone may assign to each of these certifications, they look great on a resume, and speak to the broad range of ones skills. Even though I am just graduating now, the certifications obtained throughout the course of study have greatly aided in my employment opportunities and career growth in hard economic times.
In addition to all of this, it is the only program that I could pull off as a working adult with children. It is truly self paced, and allows for the student to decide how to proceed with-inn their program. That said once you pick a program it is rigidly set. You have no room to select electives. The programs of study are designed to lead you in a strait path to the finish line. There is no bologna in the program to distract. You demonstrate the competencies they have laid out for you (once and only once), and if you do it properly you get credit.
Unlike other online schools WGU is nonprofit. I have emailed senior staff, and junior staff. They all seem to be very responsive and care about what they are doing.The one pitfall with WGU is that it is very unlikely you will be able to transfer credit from this institution if you decide to move schools. You need to finish the program, it is all or nothing, or so it would seem. WGU uses a different method for giving credit. My personal belief is that it is ahead of its time, and not all schools understand what WGU has put into practice. I believe it is the future of education, but I am just one guy.
|Mar 03 2013|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2013 |