Western Governors University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Other

State: Utah


Western Governors University is an online university driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving over 25,000 students from all 50 states.

The university continues to open doors for adult learners who need flexibility to achieve their education and career goals. WGU's innovative competency-based academic approach makes it possible, allowing individuals to fit their education into their lives, not the other way around. WGU is mission driven. Created to expand access to higher education, WGU's mission has remained one of helping hard-working adults meet their educational goals and improve their career opportunities.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 11706
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Faculty: 154

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 76:1
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Contact Information

4001 East 700 South Suite 700
Salt Lake City Utah 84107

Website: http://www.wgu.edu

Main Email: enrollment@wgu.edu

Main Phone: 866-225-5948

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Enrollment Department

Transfer Services Contact:
Romey Beseiso
877-435-7948 ext 5778

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Since WGU does not require entrance exams such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT, all incoming students are expected to successfully pass the WGU Collegiate Readiness Assessment. This online test helps determine your readiness for collegiate-level study in an online environment that relies heavily upon writing ability. Your Enrollment Counselor will inform you of when you're able to take the test once you have applied for admission. Results are typically available by the next day and are relayed to you via email.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Each degree program specifies the "competencies" you must pass to receive your degree. Just having accumulated credits isn't proof that you have cleared the competencies. Prior courses must be relevant.

Credits (Min/Max):
WGU does not publish a minimum/maximum credit requirement for transfer credit.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of ACT/SAT scores is not required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Please speak to an Enrollment Counselor to attain more information pertaining to the enrollment processes. Most programs may not require submission of letters of recommendation.

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Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable $65 application fee. This fee is waived if you are either faculty, staff or graduate of a partnering community college or partnering institution.

Other Requirements:
For undergrad programs, a personal evaluation of your transcripts from prior colleges will be needed to determine whether you will be able to clear any degree requirements. WGU does not accept transfer credit at the graduate (master's) level.

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