Dear Roberta,

Is online education right for you?

If you work full time, have a family, or are heavily involved in your community, you're probably too busy to attend a traditional, campus-based university. Learning online at WGU could be the right choice for you.

WGU is different — even from other online universities. Our unique, competency-based approach to learning offers you many advantages:
  • You never have to spend time or money re-learning material you already know.
    You can complete the requirements of your degree program as soon as you're ready.

  • You can accelerate your program, finish faster, and save money.
    Because tuition is charged at a flat rate every six months—you pay for time, not per credit hour—if you're able to finish faster, you can save both time and money.

  • You will earn a degree that is recognized by employers and academia.
    Our competency-based approach is widely recognized by employers because it's an approach used by most corporations as the basis for promotions and advancement (97% of employers surveyed said they would hire another WGU graduate).

That said, there are pros and cons to online learning. With no fixed schedules or classroom seat time requirements, you are ultimately responsible for setting your study schedule. You'll have a mentor to guide you, set expectations for you, and connect you to the resources you need to be successful, but you'll need self-discipline to achieve your goals.

Generally speaking, if you're comfortable working on the computer and are self-motivated, you have the potential to succeed in an online learning environment. Talk to your Enrollment Counselor about how our competency-based approach to learning can be an excellent fit for you.

Best regards,

Natalie Murray
Vice President, Enrollment

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