Western Governors University Top Questions

What's unique about your campus?

Melissa

The freedom to be able to study and do my classwork when ever I have to time to get it scheduled in.

Laura

We have mentors who call every week or two to check in on the students and make sure that they arent having any difficulities. If they are having problems, the mentor works with the student to fix the problem before it becomes an insurmountable issue. My mentor helped me stay on track, gave me advice when I thought I was drowning, and was an amazing support person. I think that every school should have one of these.

Denver

It's my house

Sarah

I like that tuition is a flat fee and that I can take as many classes as I want during a term (minimum of 9 credits).

Nick

This school is extremely flexible. You don't have to quit your job, and you can study as much or as little as your schedule allows. I also love that tuition is incredibly affordable ($6,000 per year) and it hasn't gone up in 7 years. I also really appreciated the personal faculty member that was assigned to me to help me through my MBA courses.

DeLaci

The best thing about my school is they’ve really nailed the online student experience. I've taken online courses before at other colleges and there were many pitfalls and outdated methods. WGU uses a competency-based learning model; I can use my real life experience to accelerate through my program of study. As long as I show competence through assessment, I don’t waste time earning credits in a subject I already have knowledge. Also, students and faculty use many tools to keep close contact; I will never feel alone and getting help is a click or call away.

Zach

I consider the best thing about attending WGU is how focused my counselor is for pushing me (without worrying me) about staying on top of my education. She always makes sure to contact me at least once a week to make sure I am personally doing great, and to answer any questions I have about my school work. I believe this is making me stay on track to my graduation and truly think it is the best thing about attending here.

Ashlyn

I love how it is a flexible school that really makes you learn and also the fact that there are many mentors that support each step you take. I also love that you can advance as fast or as slow as you want.

Nancy

I love WGU because it's online and I can stay home and do my work whenever I want, or I can take it with me wherever I go, even on vacation.

Melissa

My school is content knowledge based and is an online university.

Vanessa

I can do it all on my own time and at my own pace.

Brent

The best thing about Western Governors is that I have the freedom to set my own schedule; I can work at my own pace, and by doing so, I can accelerate my courses.

Bonnie

I consider the best thing about Western Governors University to be their self paced yet structured approach to learning . I work towards my bachelors degree on my own schedule and have a student mentor to assist me along the way.

Kristy

The best thing about my school is that it is all done online. Attending an online Universtity allows you the freedom to do your work on your own time. Yes you must set aside a strict schedule and stick to it, but it allows you the ability to continue with everything else you have going on in your life. I am a mother of three, so this program allows me to better my career for us all and not miss any time with them.

Corrina

The ability to work at your own pace

Dustin

Western Governor’s University. provides individuals with prior knowledge in their chosen degree field to use that acquired knowledge by offering assessment tests. These assessment tests allow one to prove they have the knowledge. Passing these test is equal to taking an entire semester and passing a course..

Maret

I can work at my own speed and at a time that's convenient for me and I have a mentor that keeps me on track to meet my goals. Also,there are so many different resources to get information from.

N'Namdi

The best thing about Western Governors University is that it's tailor made for working adults. I think that's a blessing because the academia is built for people who have lives outside of school but want more out of their life. Also, it is an online school so no commuting is involved,which again makes it easier for those who have families and responsibilities at home. It also offers a comprehensive IT Program.

Heather

Western Governors University (WGU)is not like a typical University. You have terms each lasting 6 months and you take as many classes as you can finish in that time. If you finish all your classes you can add another class provided you have enough time to finish it in your term. This means you work at your own pace. You can finish your class work when ever you have time. This kind of class structure is great for a stay at home mom.

Chuck

At Western Goverors University students have the ability to work at their own pace as long as they meet a minimum number of semester hours each semester. When a student has fulfilled that minimum he or she can work ahead in their program for free. Tuition is a flat rate fee each semester with no additional charge for additional course work. This is also an accredited online university with an outstanding reputation!

Carolyn

Ability to complete my degree at myown pacefrom home. There are plenty of options for advanced degrees also.

Jessica

I think the best thing about my school is how I can take time in some courses that I aren't familiar with. Also being able to move through the courses I do know without having to wait for the end of a semseter.

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