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WGU Academy | Transferable college-level courses
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WGU Academy launched 

  • Guaranteed admission into WGU degree programs

  • Flat-rate tuition of only $150 a month, billed monthly

  • No long, fixed time commitment – typically 3 to 4 months

  • Program for Academic and Career Advancement

  • Transferable college-level courses

  • Flexible pacing that meets your schedule
Hope this will be good program

https://academy.wgu.edu
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BBA, MK  University - 2003

SDC(6CR): Eng1, Soft Engg
SL(31CR): Intro to Reli, Commn, Physics1, IT fund, Accounting1, Prin of Mgmt, Calculus1, Cul Ant, Ame Govt, Bus Sta
CSM(3cr) - High Perfo
Sophia(1cr): Dev Eff Team
TEEX(4cr) - Cyber Ethics, Cyber Law and White Collar Crime
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#2
Nice! I wonder if this can be used for people that just want to finish a bunch of self paced courses quick and cheap to be transferred elsewhere?
TESU BS NEET (in progress)      Taking a different direction for now.


B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(3cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp, Student Success
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
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#3
“Q: Will my Academy courses transfer to other schools?
A:
Yes, in many cases. Through our partnership with course provider StraighterLine, most Academy courses have been reviewed by the ACE Credit Recommendation Service. ACE CREDIT’s College and University Network is a group of more than 2,000 higher education institutions that consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer to degree programs. Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) and CompTIA certification courses for the WGU IT school receive credit in transfer to WGU, but are not yet currently eligible for the ACE network or an ACE transcript. Which courses are transferable is ultimately determined by the receiving school and any articulation agreements it has with other course providers. Because WGU Academy is primarily set up to articulate with WGU, if your primary goal is to attend some other school, make sure the courses will transfer. An Academy Enrollment Counselor may be able to help, but we can’t make specific promises about other schools’ transfer policies.”

Does WGU normally subcontract out to Straighterline? Who do they use for the certs?


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#4
Interesting. But a very limited number of courses available depending on which degree you choose. I wonder if they'll open up more as you get through these?
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#5
Hmmm, it may also be a cheap way to get CompTIA A+. Normally that cert is $170 each for 2 exams not counting any practice/prep materials, but if someone can get what they need in 1 month for $150 that makes it a no brainer.
TESU BS NEET (in progress)      Taking a different direction for now.


B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(3cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp, Student Success
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
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#6
They make you take English Comp I before you can do anything else. If you can't get through that in a month, then you'll be way overpaying for that course. BUT, on the flip side, you probably wouldn't be a good candidate for WGU in the first place, so better to find that out up front.

Also, that PACA course is required, but 0 credits. And it's a minimum of 4 weeks, you have to meet with your advisor 3x, and you have to meet with your cohort group weekly. That would really annoy me.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#7
From the FAQs:

"(PACA) is required for guaranteed admission into WGU"

"It’s possible to finish your required Academy courses in as little as a month, but you should probably plan on 3 to 4 months."

"Through our partnership with course provider StraighterLine, most Academy courses have been reviewed by the ACE Credit Recommendation Service"

Maybe if you can skip the paca if you tell them you want to transfer to a different School? Just a thought. It seems that all the courses except for MTA and CompTIA are actually straighterline courses and I've heard of many people here getting through SL courses within a few days.

Would be cool if wgu academy adds a bunch more gen Eds or other courses.
TESU BS NEET (in progress)      Taking a different direction for now.


B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(3cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp, Student Success
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
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(05-03-2019, 12:49 AM)alab21 Wrote: Who do they use for the certs?

Ucertify for CompTIA certifications (and possibly others).
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#9
So aside from the IT cert stuff, this is just Straighterline re-packaged at a cheaper price? Sounds like a good deal.
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(05-03-2019, 10:09 AM)jsd Wrote: So aside from the IT cert stuff, this is just Straighterline re-packaged at a cheaper price? Sounds like a good deal.

Seems like it. 

I like the concept of giving people a cheap, no commitment test drive.
TESU BS NEET (in progress)      Taking a different direction for now.


B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
JST/TESU Eval of NAVY Training: 85/99cr
The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(3cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp, Student Success
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
CSM(3cr)
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