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The WGU Student Promise

"We help our students achieve their dreams for a degree and career success by providing a personal, flexible, and affordable education based on real world competencies."

A Simple, Friendly Process

WGU opens its admissions to as many individuals as possible. The admissions process is designed to help you learn about the nature of study at WGU and help both you and the university reach an informed decision about your enrollment. Regardless of your background, WGU is focused on your success.

New Programs Start Monthly

For your convenience, WGU starts new groups of students in most degree programs at the beginning of each month. Talk to an Enrollment Counselor about getting started.

The WGU Experience

Your experience as a student at WGU will be quite unique. WGU’s nationally recognized competency-based model focuses on student learning, rigorous content, flexibility, and affordability. Learn more about the WGU Experience.

A Great School for the Adult Learner

WGU is ideal for the student who needs flexibility and can thrive with a high degree of independence. Some WGU students are well into their careers looking to earn a master’s degree on their schedule and their budget. Others are seeking their first bachelor’s degree. All of them come here for the same reason—success in their careers and their lives.

Note: WGU is a private, non-profit, online university. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, military or veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or other laws.

If you are a returning student click here to learn how to restart after withdrawing.

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Questions and Answers

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Is WGU compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Yes. WGU recognizes and fulfills its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and similar state laws. View WGU’s Policy and Procedures for Learners with Disabilities.

What kind of person does well at WGU?

Individuals from a variety of backgrounds do quite well. The ideal student will be able to devote 20-plus hours each week to their studies. WGU can be tough for students who fall into the following categories: (1) have no prior college experience, (2) need face-to-face interaction, or (3) are not self-disciplined and self-motivated. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to see how you might fit into a WGU degree program. You can also learn more about the WGU Experience here.

Will my degree be recognized by employers?

WGU degree programs are well respected by employers. WGU is regionally accredited, often the critical requirement to gain employer support. In addition, the WGU Teachers College is the only exclusively online teacher education institution to receive NCATE accreditation. Our accreditation attests to the rigorous approach we take to developing our programs and assuring quality. Learn more about WGU’s accreditation.

WGU is also supported by a National Advisory Board comprised of major corporations and foundations, including such well-known companies as Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and AT&T.

You can learn more about how employers view WGU graduates here.

Do you have a graduation ceremony?

WGU has graduation commencement ceremonies two times a year in Salt Lake City, UT, home of WGU’s main offices. Our commencement speakers have included several U.S. governors and senators. The ceremonies are wonderful experiences at which several WGU graduates have an opportunity to describe what their WGU degrees have meant to them. Click here to learn about WGU graduation.

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