In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, and the Code of Federal Regulations, Western Governors University provides the following information relating to professional licensure/certification.
Click on your state or territory below for specific disclosure and licensing information for the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs. All other College of Business programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in any state or territory.
Consumer Complaint Information
The process by which students can register complaints under the consumer complaint process can be found at these links:
WGU’s main office is located in Utah. Information regarding the complaint process in Utah can be found at this link.
Information regarding any adverse actions by any state or any accrediting agency involving WGU can be found in the Consumer Complaint Process.
Refund policies for WGU students for the return of unearned tuition and fees can be found at these links:
Title IV Notice
Notice regarding changing state of residence: A student who changes his or her state of residence while enrolled in a program may become ineligible for Title IV Higher Education Act funding if the change in residence results in a student participating in a program in a state in which WGU does not meet licensure or certification requirements in that new state of residence. For more information, please contact WGU’s licensing department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have other questions, please contact email@example.com.
What does “no determination” mean?
The primary purpose of the disclosure requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations is to assist students in making informed decisions on how best to spend their limited funds available for higher education.
Before completing any disclosure for a WGU program which may lead to licensure, our team reviews carefully the state, district, or territory requirements to qualify for licensure. We also review the history of our graduates to ensure that graduates have succeeded in licensing in any specific jurisdiction. Even when a program meets the statutory and administrative requirements, we assess whether any of our graduates has had any challenges before obtaining a license.
In programs where we have had a limited number of graduates apply for licensure after completing a specific program, in a particular state, district, or territory, we reserve our decision on informing potential students that our programs “meet the requirements” for licensure until we are confident that our program has helped enough students to achieve success to allow them to rely on that information in making the important decision about using their limited funds to attend our program.
The presence of a “no determination” status in our disclosure means: 1) upon successful completion of all course requirements as detailed in the WGU student handbook for a degree, you will receive your degree from WGU; 2) we will assist you in the process of applying for licensure and work with you to resolve challenges you may face in qualifying for a license in your chosen profession.