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"30 Days In...Very Pleased"
I am a new student, started 9/1/10 in the B.S. Health Informatics program. I came to WGU with an A.S. degree and that satisfied all of my liberal arts courses so I was able to dive right into my core coursework. Thus far, I am very pleased with this university. My mentor has been great! She has never missed our weekly phone call and is always right on time. In out introductory phone call, I told her that I wanted to take my classes out of order and complete my the two IT certs first because it would help me in my new position at my company. She didn't hesitate at all and immediately scheduled those classes for me and ordered my textbooks and enrolled me in the online learning resources, which are great. I had my books for my first 3 classes within one week after finishing their introductory course and I began working through the assignments immediately. Is it easy? Absolutely not, but it is very doable and is a great option for someone who is working full-time and/or has a family and just cannot attend a brick and mortar university. I believe that some people may have issues trying to transfer credits from WGU if you have not yet earned your degree, due to the pass/fail structure of WGU and the GPA structure of most other universities. However, I do not know why anyone would not accept a degree from WGU since they are fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is the same body that accredits ANY brick and mortar university in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington (such as BYU, U of Washington, etc.). As for Financial Aid, I have had no issues with them. I applied for the FAFSA at the same time I submitted my application for admission. I also requested my prior school send my transcripts at the same time. WGU enrollment was a breeze and I had all of my questions answered and their follow-up with me was excellent. Overall, a great opportunity for those in my situation to earn a Bachelor's or Master's degree who wouldn't be able to otherwise. And for a cost that won't mean I'll be paying for my education well into my retirement years.