I started college in 1975, took a break after 10 hours, had a career, raised a family, and finally resumed with WGU in 2018.
WGU allowed me achieve my lifetime goal to earn a degree in a timely fashion and at a reasonable cost.
I particularly like that WGU allowed me to go at my own pace, sometimes earning 25 credits in a single semester for subjects that were already part of my career. Not that anything was easy - some semesters I struggled to get the required 12 credits done on time.
I am also a self-learner, which WGU supported by allowing me to pass the final exam after completing any self-study that I felt that I needed. The labs, quizzes, and online library made self-study easy to accomplish. However...
I could have saved myself some time by attending more sessions with the instructors and cohorts. Unfortunately, I didn’t learn that until I was 75% done! I highly recommend all students interact with their instructors, because they have valuable insights on how to pass the courses.
And finally, I can’t say enough positive things about my mentor. She helped me stay on track from day 1 through graduation. Always helpful, encouraging and easy to talk with.