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WGU Transcript Requirements
#1
Who said that WGU only wants a transcript from the degree-granting school? That isn't true. WGU wants every single transcript in existence, including ACE, CLEP, and DSST. WGU is, by far, the most annoying school when it comes to transcripts.
PhD (in progress)
Masters and Graduate Certificate
AAS, AS, BA, and BS
CLEP
Intro Psych 70, US His I 64, Intro Soc 63, Intro Edu Psych 70, A&I Lit 64, Bio 68, Prin Man 69, Prin Mar 68
DSST
Life Dev Psych 62, Fund Coun 68, Intro Comp 469, Intro Astr 56, Env & Hum 70, HTYH 456, MIS 451, Prin Sup 453, HRM 62, Bus Eth 458
ALEKS
Int Alg, Coll Alg
TEEX
4 credits
TECEP
Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
CSU
Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
SL
Intro to Comm, Microbio, Acc I
Uexcel
A&P
Davar
Macro, Intro to Fin, Man Acc
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#2
Between this and Pierpont, I ended up starting in October instead of July like I originally planned.
Working On:  WGU MS-ITM (start early 2020), GA Tech OMSC (start early 2021?)
Completed:  WGU BSCSIA (started 10/1/2018, finished 01/11/2019)
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#3
You can ask to exclude transcripts if sending them seems unnecessary, but it sounds like you can't use them for future degrees. For example, you complete a business or IT degree at WGU. Later, you want to complete the BSN and need the science prerequisites from a transcript you excluded. I don't know if WGU will accept credits from that transcript.

This is their warning.

Quote:WGU will not accept Transfer Credit from excluded transcripts after you begin your studies at WGU.

A little off topic, but I tried to get into WGU's health informatics program (now health information management) a couple of years ago since it would qualify for USPHS. They said my CIW certification would not qualify for admission since it wasn't transferable. Now, it's transferable. Anyway, I'm glad I couldn't get in because USPHS almost never has openings for health information managers.
PhD (in progress)
Masters and Graduate Certificate
AAS, AS, BA, and BS
CLEP
Intro Psych 70, US His I 64, Intro Soc 63, Intro Edu Psych 70, A&I Lit 64, Bio 68, Prin Man 69, Prin Mar 68
DSST
Life Dev Psych 62, Fund Coun 68, Intro Comp 469, Intro Astr 56, Env & Hum 70, HTYH 456, MIS 451, Prin Sup 453, HRM 62, Bus Eth 458
ALEKS
Int Alg, Coll Alg
TEEX
4 credits
TECEP
Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
CSU
Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
SL
Intro to Comm, Microbio, Acc I
Uexcel
A&P
Davar
Macro, Intro to Fin, Man Acc
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#4
I sent one transcript for the mba application, the degree granting school.
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#5
(01-28-2019, 11:55 PM)Johmford Wrote: I sent one transcript for the mba application, the degree granting school.

When I applied to WGU I asked my admissions advisor about transcripts and mentioned I had credits from multiple sources. At that time I was told that since I am applying as a graduate student they don't need the transcripts from every school I attended, only the transcript from the final degree-granting school. If that is what you did, then that seems to confirm the requirement.

I assume that means that for masters candidates they only need to validate that you have a valid bachelor's degree and don't need to scrutinize which courses you took at the school. That or the transfer courses listed on the final transcript are good enough to validate that you meet the program prerequisites.

Though part of me thinks I should send my ACE and CC transcripts as well, just in case I decide I might want to look at a different degree in the future.
In Progress: MBA in IT Management, Western Governors University
Up Next: An MSCS or a DBA/DM/Ph.D.

Complete:
BSBA in Computer Information Systems, March 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM in Computer Science, March 2019, Thomas Edison State University

B&M CC: 8.68cr, TESU: 3cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
(121.68 credits total. 95 credits earned in 10 months, with 45 of those earned in ~3 months)
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(01-28-2019, 11:53 AM)sanantone Wrote: my CIW certification would not qualify for admission since it wasn't transferable. Now, it's transferable.

CIW can satisfy related course requirements but still can't be used to satisfy admission requirements (in 2017 when I started anyway) because they consider them "lower level" certifications.

I don't necessarily disagree with this, CIW certifications are garbage. No one aside from WGU IT students seem to have ever heard of them and you can pass them with common sense and a 60% or so cut score.
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (2021?)
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015
IT Industry Certs: CCNA Security, CCNA, CCENT, Linux+,
   LPIC-1, Security+, Network+, Project+, A+, & CIW SDA.

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(01-30-2019, 12:23 AM)jsd Wrote:
(01-28-2019, 11:53 AM)sanantone Wrote: my CIW certification would not qualify for admission since it wasn't transferable. Now, it's transferable.

CIW can satisfy related course requirements but still can't be used to satisfy admission requirements (in 2017 when I started anyway) because they consider them "lower level" certifications.

I don't necessarily disagree with this, CIW certifications are garbage. No one aside from WGU IT students seem to have ever heard of them and you can pass them with common sense and a 60% or so cut score.

A couple of years ago, my specific CIW certification wasn't on the transferable list. They've since added more. Some programs require certain certifications for admission, and some only require a transferable certification. 

I don't disagree that CIW certifications are easy, but there are other competency-based IT programs now that don't have these admissions requirements in the first place. I'm of the opinion that baccalaureate programs shouldn't even require experience, but that's a different topic 

The transcripts department told me yesterday that they didn't need the other transcripts since it was a master's program, but they excluded the transcripts they didn't have. It makes me wonder if those transcripts are now unusuable for their undergraduate programs. I have no plans right now to get another undergraduate degree, but I had science classes on those excluded transcripts that would satisfy the prerequisites for the nursing program.
PhD (in progress)
Masters and Graduate Certificate
AAS, AS, BA, and BS
CLEP
Intro Psych 70, US His I 64, Intro Soc 63, Intro Edu Psych 70, A&I Lit 64, Bio 68, Prin Man 69, Prin Mar 68
DSST
Life Dev Psych 62, Fund Coun 68, Intro Comp 469, Intro Astr 56, Env & Hum 70, HTYH 456, MIS 451, Prin Sup 453, HRM 62, Bus Eth 458
ALEKS
Int Alg, Coll Alg
TEEX
4 credits
TECEP
Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
CSU
Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
SL
Intro to Comm, Microbio, Acc I
Uexcel
A&P
Davar
Macro, Intro to Fin, Man Acc
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#8
I would guess if you're going into a new program you could send the other transcripts, and that note you quoted is probably just related to their policy that once you start a program you're locked in and can't transfer new items into that program. I imagine starting a new program starts a new pre-start transfer period.

Of course this is only a guess, so I could be wrong.
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (2021?)
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015
IT Industry Certs: CCNA Security, CCNA, CCENT, Linux+,
   LPIC-1, Security+, Network+, Project+, A+, & CIW SDA.

View all of my earned credits on my Omni Transcript!
Visit the DegreeForum Community Wiki!
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