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We value what you already know.
Success in your career is based on what you know and what you can do. In that same
spirit, WGU’s ultimate focus is on ensuring you possess the knowledge and skills
you need to succeed.
Each degree program is developed by a council of experts in the field who define
"competencies" students need to possess to graduate. These competencies
form the curriculum. This combination of expertise in both industry knowledge and
academics guarantees your degree will be relevant in your chosen field.
You earn your degree through demonstration of skills and knowledge in required subject
areas through a series of carefully designed assessments. You’ll take tests, write
papers, and complete assignments. But rather than focus on seat time or credit hours,
we make sure you graduate as a highly competent professional.
Our unique approach offers you many advantages:
When you graduate, your diploma will mean you’ve mastered the essential skills and
knowledge the workplace demands.
Competency-based learning at WGU offers some powerful advantages. It’s why WGU has been endorsed by governors, praised by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, and been the subject of specials by NBC Nightly News, NPR, the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and many other media outlets.
But WGU is not a good fit for everyone. It’s for self-disciplined individuals with a strong commitment to earn a degree—not just take courses. During each six-month term you’ll be scheduled for a full load of courses—typically about four courses—although some students accelerate even more because tuition is flat-rate.
You’ll need to put in substantial time and effort to realize your education and career goals. Along the way you’ll be supported by a personal mentor, an innovative learning environment, and dedicated faculty and staff.
Read more here about whether or not WGU is the best online university for you!
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