Description: The article is about wgu login. The author explains what her admissions process is for Western Governors University. She applied to the Teachers College and was accepted. She wants to share her experience about the process.
I was admitted to the Teachers College at WGU and my program is The Bachelor of Arts and elementary education,today is April 27th and I first submitted my application on April 19th,that was also the date where I first spoke with my enrollment counselor.
When you’re applying,each person has an enrollment counselor,it’s someone who helps guide you through the admissions process and go through each of the steps with you and make sure that WGU is the right fit for you and you’re the right fit for WGU as well. My admissions counselor has been awesome and encouraging.
The first step is to do your application,there is a $65 fee but there are almost always a fee waiver or promotional code that you can use which are free and that are what I used,don’t pay for the application if you don’t have to. I found the promotional code on the website,you can also find it,it will give you information on the website.
The next step is to take your assessment tests,there are four of them. The first one is a math assessment,I felt like the math assessment was easy,I haven’t taken a math class since 2009,it has been nine years since I took a math class and I felt like I got almost all of them right,I might have gotten one or two wrong but I passed it,it’s mainly college algebra,there was a graph that you had to read on there. I don’t even remember what it was but I remember it wasn’t very challenging,my specialty is not at math but I didn’t find it very hard. Each person may vary but it was way easier than the SAT.
There is also a reading assessment where you’re doing reading comprehension,basic grammar and spelling,you’re reading passages and answering questions based on the passage. There’s also an essay that you have to write,it’s a personal essay,it has to be about 500 words,it was 300 to 500 words,that wasn’t too challenging either,if you have basic math reading and writing skills then you will not find the assessment too hard to you.
The final portion is their admissions to make sure that you understand the way the program works since it is competency-based units,it’s a fully online program,they want to make sure that you understand that and that you can handle it. I never heard back anything at all,if you don’t hear back anything,it means you passed,that’s a good thing.
Certain programs have requirements that you need to fulfill,with IT program you either need three years of professional work experience in an IT field or you need to take the A+ certification. For the Teachers College,there are no clear guidelines as to what you need,I was able to transfer in with previous college experience,it was from a community college in my class which happened to be online,it took about a week as I sent in two applications because I’m currently taking classes in art school and those credits are not transferring at all.
We had to fill out an appeal to exclude that transcript,once they prove that,they evaluated my chance for credits from my Community College that I attended and I was able to transfer over nine competency units. I’m happy that any of them were even able to transfer.
Once everything went through,my enrollment counselor gave me a call,she let me know what was going on,I received an email letting me know what the evaluation process was. They told me what courses can be transfer over,I was able to chance for English Composition and my political science course,it was the US government course,that was needed.
The other course was my philosophy course which transferred for the introduction to humanities requirement,I got three general education classes cleared and that was great.
Once everything was in,my enrollment counselor gave me a call and she told me that the next step for me to do was my financial aid,I did it very early. I did my financial aid the same day that I applied because I was trying to get in there by June 1st or May 1st,but I didn’t understand the way financial aid work so I have to wait until July first.
I also had to send in my 2016 FAFSA,I sent that in on Thursday and I received an email yesterday saying that they received it,my next step in the process is to do my intake interview and I want to mention that on Thursday I received an email saying that I was accepted.
It says provisionally accepted which means as long as the financial aspects are taken care of,I’m set to begin on July 1st,they will be taken care of which leaves me to how much WGU cost because this is one of the best parts of the program.
WGU works on a six-month term system,you pay around $3,000 for each six-month term,you can complete as many classes as you can during that time in,you’re not paying for each credit hour,you’re paying for that time period. You need to complete 12 competency units per six-month term,that usually averages out to about four classes every six months. I feel like that’s completely doable,even if you have a family and work full-time,that’s very generous of them and it keeps you enrolled.
Competency units is WGU system of credit hours,the class is vary from 2 competency units up to 4 most average. I think the system’s awesome because you can complete some of the classes in a week,some people studied ahead and were able to take the test for the class within a couple of days,some courses are going to take longer if they’re heavier or they contain many reading materials or you have to write papers for them.
I’m excited to get started. As soon as I’m able to access that portal for the courses,I’m going to show you what it’s like and I’m going to come up with a plan for my courses because my goal is to finish all of my courses by the end of this year. I would like to start my student teaching next year. I will keep updated with that. I’m still totally new to this whole process but if you have any questions please feel free to ask them,I’m excited to share this journey with you.