Anonymous
map-marker Sioux City, Iowa

No one knows what is going on - always conflicting information.

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I had a teacher go through the program on my recommendation. She kept getting different information from different people at WGU. She got 0 credit for a class she completed and passed because she was suppossed to complete this other class first. This delayed her a year. And then she was on her final class (one that is not required for Nebraska) and was getting help from her mentor because they said she could submit it as many times as necessary to get it right. Then all of a sudden they said it could only be reviewed 3 times and that was it. Again, no one knows what the other is doing - told one thing by one person and then something else. My teacher did not pass this Pierson test by 3 points - WGU said it was because something was missing or mislabeled - but they couldn't tell her what. Now they want to charge her $1300 to take the class again plus another $300 to send the 'Task' into Pearson again. They will not work with her and it is their constant mess ups that have delayed her career for over a year and she still doesn't have a teaching decree. Absolute incompetence. STEER CLEAR OF WGU!!!
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Most disappointing experience in education I have ever experienced. More than 90 days after being accepted and completing orientation I am still waiting to begin classes and have my financial aid released. Save yourself the headache and go to a real university. The degree on the wall will be worth much more. UPDATE: After 3 months of promises and jumping through hoops WGU dismissed me from my program. Ironically, with 5 Master's degrees under my belt, all from Tier-Level universities, I find WGU an absolute disgrace and waste of time. Do not bother with them. There are much better options available.A
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Essence Grx
map-marker Fairfield, Nebraska

Degree

I completed by BA in education in 2006. My diploma and the degree stated it was PreK-8th grade. They recently changed this, however, the school will not back it's word on the PreK-8th grade degree I received. This is false advertising and I believe that a law suit is necessary. I have contacted the school numerous times and no one is willing to help. When you state a degree is PreK-8th grade and then a state asked for the form to be signed stating this, it is an obligation of the university to follow through. I am truly disappointed in the university and I wish I would have attended elsewhere. Please make sure that you check with your state certification office before beginning at WGU. A university should not have this issue. I hope this helps someone out there and I hope to go through my legal counsel available through my school to fix this issue. I should not have to spend my time and energy fixing issues that are not handled with integrity by a university.
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  • Incorrect advertising of degrees
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Denyse Kke
map-marker Salt Lake City, Utah

Terrible place to work!

The University keeps track of the students progress. Student Mentors are under pressure to have their students complete their degrees, no matter what happens to the students. The university doesn't differentiate the reasons students drop or fail to make On Time Progress. Of the six mentors I started with, four of us were fired, one quit and the other is looking for work elsewhere. The upper management only cares about the numbers. Students are only numbers. Reports are called pipelines and again only the numbers are important. Their advertisements boast that you can complete your degree at your own pace. That is only true if you work at a fast pace.
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