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We have Enrollment Counselors available to help Vista College students transfer to WGU—with no disruption to learning. They'll help you through the entire process, including waiving your application fee!

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The decision to go to college is never an easy one. You already made that decision once when you enrolled at Vista College and took the necessary steps to embark on your educational journey. But you now find yourself at another key decision point, probably one you didn't expect. What do you do now?

Take charge and keep going! Transfer and graduate with WGU, where our competency-based learning model will put you in the driver's seat of your education.

Explore how you can continue on your path at WGU with little to no disruption of learning. We offer special assistance to Vista College students so you can still earn your degree.

  • Fast, easy credit transfer. WGU has a generous transfer policy for credits earned at Vista College or other accredited colleges or universities. We offer numerous degrees in IT, business, healthcare, and education. So we'll help find the right program for you and get you back to learning as soon as possible.
  • Accreditation. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). This regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation awarded to U.S. institutions. WGU also has the distinction of being the only university to have received regional accreditation from four regional accrediting commissions at the same time.
  • Flexibility and acceleration. With WGU's competency-based model, you complete courses by learning, not by attending class. If you learn fast, study hard, or have previous work and college experience, you can move quickly through material. 
  • Affordability. Our affordable tuition is about half what you'd pay at other online universities. And because you pay per term rather than per course or credit, when you graduate faster, you save money.
  • Starts every month. WGU offers degrees, not classes. Instead of semesters that start two or three times a year, WGU starts new transfer students at the beginning of each month. No need to wait until fall to continue your education. 
  • Designed to be online. While most institutions are offering online courses these days, WGU has been providing high-quality online degree programs for nearly 25 years. We built our institution around the idea that the online learning experience can be truly exceptional, and our 10 awards from the United States Distance Learning Association demonstrate our success.
  • Personalized support. Our faculty members have only one job: to help you graduate. It’s why WGU is regularly recognized as one of the most student-obsessed institutions in higher education. And why 65% of WGU students rate the quality of their faculty interactions as a 7 on a 7-point scale, compared with only 24% nationally1.
1 2020 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) poll of 484,242 students from 601 institutions in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Scholarships Available!

To make your transition to WGU easier and more affordable, WGU is offering the WGU Finish Strong Scholarship! For a limited time, transfer students can apply for this scholarship, worth up to $2,500.

Special Enrollment Assistance for Vista College Students

The support starts long before you enroll, with personalized assistance from an Enrollment Counselor whose role is to help you decide if WGU is the right fit for you—and to make it as easy as possible to get started toward your WGU degree. For Vista College students, Enrollment Counselors are prepared to give you support tailored to your degree program. Contact one of them to get started. 

Select your Vista program:

Possible Transfer to: Medical Assistant Career Accelerator Program

Contact Email: jess.gindlesperger@wgu.edulesa.bonham@wgu.edu

Contact Telephone Number: 866.225.5948, x. 6067, x. 7350

Possible Transfer to: B.S. in Health Services Coordination

Contact Email: jess.gindlesperger@wgu.edulesa.bonham@wgu.edu

Contact Telephone Number: 866.225.5948, x. 6067, x. 7350

Possible Transfer to: B.S. in Business Administration – Business Management

Contact Email: chuck.schollmeyer@wgu.edu; sherri.turner@wgu.edu; sabra.isaacson@wgu.edu

Contact Telephone Number: 866.225.5948, x. 4067, x. 4092, x. 6756

Possible Transfer to: B.S. in Business Administration – Healthcare Management

Contact Email: chuck.schollmeyer@wgu.edusherri.turner@wgu.edusabra.isaacson@wgu.edu

Contact Telephone Number: 866.225.5948, x. 4067, x. 4092, x. 6756

Possible Transfer to: B.S. in Business Administration – Business Management

Contact Email: chuck.schollmeyer@wgu.edusherri.turner@wgu.edusabra.isaacson@wgu.edu

Contact Telephone Number: 866.225.5948, x. 4067, x. 4092, x. 6756

Possible Transfer to: B.S. in Business Administration – Business Management

Contact Email: chuck.schollmeyer@wgu.edusherri.turner@wgu.edusabra.isaacson@wgu.edu

Contact Telephone Number: 866.225.5948, x. 4067, x. 4092, x. 6756

Possible Transfer to: B.S. in Information Technology

Contact Email: michael.ortega@wgu.edu; tony.jaeger@wgu.edu

Contact Telephone Number: 866.225.5948, x. 6318, x. 8093

Possible Transfer to: B.S. in Information Technology

Contact Email: michael.ortega@wgu.edutony.jaeger@wgu.edu

Contact Telephone Number: 866.225.5948, x. 6318, x. 8093

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“Enrollment was easy as I was able to transfer all previously-earned credits and several certifications to omit several classes. Being assigned a fantastic mentor, Luis, was great as well.” Daniel Gaddy

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FASTER

Learn, prove it, move on.

Competency-based education focuses on learning rather than seat time. You’re in the driver’s seat. Each course is a collection of defined competencies—knowledge and skills that employers are looking for from successful graduates. You study on your schedule. As soon as you can prove you’ve mastered the competencies, you take an assessment, pass it, and move on. You spend your time learning new concepts, not rehashing subjects you already know. You can set the pace to graduate early. And in the end, your degree is proof you’ve shown that you’re what employers are looking for!

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MORE SUPPORT

Your success is our job.

From before you enroll to after you graduate, our #1 job is a better life for you and your family. Think of it as the best of both worlds: a program that offers complete independence and more support than you ever knew you needed—at exactly the moment you need it! From the enrollment counselor who helps you decide if WGU is the right fit for you, to the faculty mentors who are obsessed with your academic progress, to the student and tech support teams who are eager to help you solve any issues you might encounter as a student, you’re never alone—even though you’re online. And even after you’ve graduated, career and alumni support is just a call away.

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GREATER VALUE

Smaller investment, bigger returns.

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half what you’d pay at other online universities. It means graduating with little to no student debt. It means scholarship and financial aid opportunities and minimal, transparent fees. It means a flat-rate per-term tuition so that when you save time you also save money. And it means understanding that value includes quality, flexibility, relevance, and results, not just cost.

Our Faculty Members Have One Job: Helping you Succeed

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Program Mentors

Personally assigned to you from the day you enroll to the day you graduate, your Program Mentor is your faculty member. They will meet with you on a regular basis to provide program instruction, advice, coaching, support, goal-setting—and a healthy dose of cheerleading to make sure you’re celebrating the little and big wins along the way!

Instructors

Learning independently doesn’t mean learning on your own. Instructors are subject-matter experts who work with you regularly to ensure you’re mastering course material. They tailor learning to your needs, and the type and intensity of instructional support you receive varies based on your performance in any particular course.

Earn Your Degree for About Half What You'd Pay at Other Online Universities*

WGU is half the cost of other online non-profit universities and colleges WGU students pay half the tuition, and end up with half the debt of the national average.
*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 57% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.
  • Low, flat-rate tuition.
  • Graduate faster and with less debt.
  • Financial aid and scholarships available.
  • Online education with supportive faculty.
  • VA and military benefits accepted.
  • Great return on investment.
  • All course materials for a low flat fee.

Spend Less with Flat-Rate Tuition

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!

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Tuition rates effective August 1, 2021. Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $145 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources, saving you thousands. Non-refundable $65 one-time application fee. Program fees and other fees: Some programs have small per-term or one-time fees specific to that program's costs. Your Enrollment Counselor can provide more information.

A WGU Degree Pays for Itself Faster and Adds Little to No New Debt

By providing useful information and advice on responsible borrowing before enrollment, keeping tuition low while you’re enrolled, and providing programs that lead to better jobs after graduation, WGU packs a one-two-three punch designed to keep your debt low and your return on investment quick.

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Recent WGU grads reported earning, on average, $12,300 more within two years of graduation, compared with income prior to enrollment...

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...and by four years after graduation, that salary increase averaged $21,800, compared with the national average of just $11,500.

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With an average cost of $15,165 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is less than two years.

Based on 2020 Harris Poll salary data and internal WGU data for undergraduates who earned a bachelor's degree in 2020.

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