Community college graduates make great WGU students.
WGU is proud to offer special benefits for the graduates and staff of our partner community colleges.
WGU is the perfect fit for working adults who need a degree to boost their careers but can't fit traditional schooling into their busy lives. That's why hundreds of companies, associations, school districts, municipalities, and other organizations choose WGU as their partner in educating their workforce and graduates.
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Students with an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree usually qualify for an Upper-Division standing at WGU. This position allows you to waive up to 40 WGU credit equivalents, also known as Competency Units (CUs) (equal to 60 quarterly credit hours).
Depending on your degree program, you may qualify for additional requirement waivers. If you have completed some college coursework but have not earned a degree, WGU will conduct a transcript evaluation. Your experience may waive some of your requirements.
WGU has community college partners throughout the United States. If you'd like to do an initial self-assessment of transfers you may qualify for, you can search our community college partner site, by state. Please note, this tool is for desktop users. Any questions you encounter can be resolved by speaking with an Enrollment Counselor.
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WGU is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? It means we're driven by a mission, not by shareholders. It's part of what enables us to charge half the tuition of most other online universities. WGU is also approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
Our competency-based approach measures your progress through your successful completion of challenging assessments. If you have existing competencies from prior work and education, you may be able to draw upon this experience to complete your assessments faster and accelerate your degree program; this will save you both time and money.
Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule and allows you to progress in your program as soon as you reach mastery. You learn and complete courses on your schedule.
WGU is an online school with career-aligned bachelor's and master's degrees—in teaching, nursing, IT, and business—designed to allow working professionals the opportunity to fit a online university education into their busy lives.