At WGU, we pride ourselves on being a competency-based university . Students praise the way focusing on clear competencies allows them to learn what they need to know to become highly sought-after employees, without wasting time on what they already know. Alumni and employers point to competency-based education as the

My name is Alisa Affleck, and I am a mentor in the Secondary Science program. I have experienced WGU as a faculty member, as a student, and as the spouse of a student. WGU is a marvelous and innovative institution, and I'm grateful to be a participant in bringing about

It doesn't matter if James Moore is cooking up a culinary masterpiece, working as an IT consultant, or guiding his WGU students toward graduation, he approaches all of his work with expertise and enthusiasm. "I don't do anything halfway," James said. "Life is really about what you make of it,

While students enrolled in brick-and-mortar institutions are hitting their mid-semester stretch, you could be anywhere in your term. But wherever you are in your education at WGU, we want to give you the tools necessary for success. Here are four tips that you can implement right now to reach your

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