April 2014

This blog post was adapted from advice written by a WGU evaluator —who is also a WGU alum—as feedback to a student who was struggling to write a passing paper for a course in the MBA program . It's a great perspective from someone who has experience both as a

Today's college students are breaking the stereotypical mold. Older students are no longer intimidated to conquer college later in life, and many colleges see students in their 20s studying alongside students in their 30s, 40s—even 60s! If it's been a long time since you've been in a classroom, it's important

By Nick Rothacher WGU Scholarship Program Manager If you haven't figured it out already, the ethos and culture that permeates WGU is to help students improve their lives. The employees and leadership at WGU are committed to their careers because we get to join students on a better path—a better

Teachers come in all sorts of different packages with different experiences, personalities, and stories. You may have some things in common with the men and women who make up our list of noteworthy teachers. Take our quiz to find out who you’re most like. After, be sure to visit our

We are excited to announce that Affordable Online Colleges has ranked WGU #1 in the Nation for combining affordability and academic quality. What does that mean exactly? Because tuition for most degree programs at WGU is less than $6,000 a year, we are in the lead for affordable higher education!

If you’re a student at WGU, you obviously made that decision carefully. You did your homework and decided that WGU was the best online university choice for you . We hope you still feel that way—and we hope you’ll tell us why. We’ve recently put together this new webpage laying

What will you do to celebrate the planet this Earth Day? Tuesday, April 22, is the 45 th annual Earth Day, and we have some ideas for how you can get involved, ranging from educational to just-plain-fun. Science with Eric: All about Water For starters, how about learning more about

At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material. Advice from your mentors is invaluable as you

Despite a loss to the L.A. Lakers, the final home game for the Utah Jazz was full of celebration for three of our Night Owls. Kyle Deamer, Jasmin Williams, and Taylor Jones were each awarded a one-year full-tuition scholarship during the half-time show. WGU President Bob Mendenhall presented the checks

In the summer of 2012, Jessica Hawk and her husband found themselves asking what many working adults do every day: How could they find the time—and the money—for her to go back to school to gain the education and skills to improve their lives? To complicate the situation, the Hawks,

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