Choose a college
The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).
Brick-and-mortar universities, as well as online degree programs, boast about being accredited. But what does accreditation really say about a degree program? Does accreditation really matter? Yes.
A valid accreditation takes many years to obtain. Independent (non-governmental) agencies review a school in many different areas, including:
If you want to continue your education at an online university, you can find a list of accredited online institutions from the DETC (Distance Education & Training Council).
Send me more information about WGUand a $65 application fee waiver code.
By submitting you will receive emails from WGU and can opt-out at any time.
We're emailing you the app fee waiver code and otherinformation about getting your degree from WGU.
Have questions about applying?Get application help from an Enrollment Counselor.Complete a request for more info and we'll contact you shortly.
You’re using an unsupported version of your browser..
You’ll still have full access to the site, but some functionality may be lost. For the best wgu.edu experience, upgrade your browser by following the links below.