(Closed) Western Governors University

posted 4 years ago in Career
  • poll: Western Governors University
    Good college : (3 votes)
    60 %
    Bad college : (2 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 2
    185 posts
    Blushing bee

    i don’t know anything about western governors university, but after googling, it seems like the real deal.

    why don’t you go to a regular college? find something local. you’d probably qualify for financial aid if cost is an issue. a lot of schools even have completely online programs.

    Post # 4
    185 posts
    Blushing bee

    Damiansmum10:  what kind of online program actually makes you go in to take tests? that’s absurd. and why don’t you use your wedding planning certificate and work, and then go back to school when your son is old enough to be in school himself? i don’t understand. that’s what people with young kids do. they wait. they work jobs that will allow them to work “mother’s hours”, or work at night. and then once their kids are in school, they go back to school themselves. my mother did it, my aunt did it, my mother in law did it, a ton of my friends’ parents did it. if you’re concerned about leaving your son for hours, then don’t go to school until he can be in school, or you can afford daycare.

    Post # 5
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Damiansmum10: . The university is generally targeted towards individuals who have working experience in a field that they are earning a degree in, or have previous college credit (I transferred in with my Associate of Arts in Teaching). It is self-paced, to an extent, but you have to be very self-motivated. 

    I am a student at Western Governors University-Washington in the Teachers College. I am earning my B.A. degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. My degree includes field experiences (PCE), in addition to student teaching. I will be taking my Praxis II and state certification exams this fall and spring (at near-by universities or testing centers).

    <br />For all of the programs, there are tasks to complete (which are evaluated by Taskstream), in addition to exams, which are, both proctored online (with a school issued webcam), and in-person at testing centers (if needed). The online proctoring requires a person to have complete silence during an exam, and the proctor must see your workspace to ensure that there are no class materials present. If they see anything that they think looks suspicious, then they pause the exam until the issues are corrected. You cannot have anyone in the room with you while you take an exam.


    The cost is $2,890 per 6-month term (which was my main reason for choosing it, as I could not afford the out-of-state tuition rates at the universities in my state).


    I have a personal mentor, who encourages me, checks-in with me to ascertain my progress each week, and is in charge of approving my course enrollment each term. We also have course mentors. They are just that—mentors, not professors. The students have access to the courses of study, which include e-books, modules, videos, and webinars. I study on my own unless I have a question for my course mentor about something that I could not understand on my own, after researching my question and re-reading the material.

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    Post # 6
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    I know a few people who used WGU for their RN to BSN degree and really liked it. I looked into going myself but put it off for now.  I hear you really need to be self motivated to succeed but if you are and work fast you can get the degree done pretty quickly.

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