I'm relatively certain they expect you to submit the project/paper before taking the final. My son just took a few courses with papers and it varied between 2 days and a week for him to get his grades back. The revised papers seemed to be graded more quickly. Anticipating a delay, I encouraged him to begin working on the project immediately, even before doing all the lessons. He was able to get through each course within his 2 week goal.
Here Researching for my son, who has done the following:
Community College: Intro to Philosophy, Fundamentals of IT, English Comp 1
Saylor: Intro to Business, Principles of Marketing, Corporate Communication
Shmoop: US History 2 (WGU won't accept this)
ALEKS: Int. Algebra, College Algebra
Study.com: Personal Finance, Principles of Finance, HR Management, Global Business, Advanced Operations Management - Next Up: Statistics, Project Management
Straighterline: US History 2, Environmental Science, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, English Comp 2, Principles of Management, Business Law, Business Ethics, Psychology - In Process: Communication, Organizational Behavior - Next Up: Accounting, Managerial Accounting
Ed4Credit:In Process - Managing Information Systems
Goal: Complete BS in HR Management at WGU in one term.