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WGU Refer a Friend

Did you know that an estimated one-third of WGU students—and probably many more—first hear about WGU from a referral?

They had a friend, a family member, a coworker, a teacher, an advisor—someone they respect who attended WGU and recommended the online university to them.

As you know, learning about a school through word of mouth is extremely powerful. It’s the best way to start considering whether a school is right for you. When someone you know and trust has an experience to share and can tell you what it’s like to earn your degree online at WGU, it can go a long way helping you make the right decision.

Word of mouth also means a lot to us at WGU. Our No. 1 goal is helping serious, independent learners earn their degrees, so referrals from current students and alumni help us make sure we’re reaching potential students who are the right fit for WGU. If you’re a student or a graduate, you know what it’s like to be a WGU Night Owl, and we know you’ll recommend us to people who are likely to thrive in our competency-based degree programs.

When you refer a friend to WGU through, that friend can apply to WGU without paying the $65 application fee and you get a small thank-you gift from WGU.

During the month of December 2012, we’re throwing in a bonus: For every friend you refer this month, we’ll donate $10 to the American Red Cross.

Just visit to fill out the referral form and learn more.

NOTE: In order for you to receive the thank-you gift and your friend to receive the application fee waiver, your friend must complete the referral acceptance form. Only current, matriculated students and alumni of WGU are eligible to make referrals. Only friends requesting information about WGU for the first time will be considered eligible for the application fee waiver. Eligibility will be verified.

The American Red Cross is not a sponsor of this promotion.

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