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Western Governors MBA
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derek12538 Wrote:I am hoping for a August or September start date, as it is all dependent upon how long the TESC capstone takes (starting it in two weeks). I would love to chat with some others who may be considering the plunge around the same time!
I was torn between WGU and a couple other programs (Heriot-Watt, ENMU, UND, USD) and have done a lot of research. However, it just fits me better, as I am somewhat of a mid career professional with a great position already; I just want more opportunity. At this point, I do not need prestige, I need applicable skills and quite frankly, the title.

I am looking at a Jan 1 start date hopefully. I am looking at WGU and Patten, but I am leaning heavily towards WGU
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#22
Has any one had an issue with WGU's GPA policies? I ask because they only go up to a 3.0 and I would need to have a 3.5 or better. It already melts minds that I have no GPA through TESC. Could be a deal breaker for me.
Patten MBA Finance

TESC ASBA, BSBA General Management, Arnold Fletcher Award
10/31/14=24 credits
11/30/14=47 credits
12/31/14=12 credits
01/31/15= 15 credits
02/13/15= DONE!!!
ALEKS: Intro Statistics, Int. Algebra, College Algebra, PreCalc
CLEP: A&I Lit, College Comp, Marketing, Management, Macroeconomics
DSST: Supervision
STRAIGHTERLINE: Intro to Business, Accounting 1 & 2, Ethics & Business Professional, Organizational Management, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Environmental Science, Microeconomics, Anthropology, Business Law, Religion
TECEP: Strategic Management, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Business in Society, Public Relations,Psychology of Women, Technical Writing, CIS
PENN FOSTER: Finance
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#23
For what its worth I slid right into the DBA program at Capella with my WGU MBA. Although many would argue that Capella would admit just about anyone breathing. They never even gave a second look at what WGU considered to be "grades"...
2014 MBA Management & Strategy - WGU
2013 BS
Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology - TESC
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2013 AS
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#24
From WGU:

"Qualitative MeasureThe university defines demonstrating a competency (a grade of Pass) as a grade equivalent to a “B” or better (3.0 on a 4-point scale). Students receive a mark of "Pass" or "Not Passed" on their permanent academic record for any courses for which they enroll in a term, regardless of whether they attempt an assessment. A grade of "Not Passed" is counted as competency units that are failed and are counted against SAP".

I can see this making a difference if you end up applying to an uber competative Doctoral program, maybe there are a few jobs out there where it would matter. I work in healthcare, been interviewed numerous times myself, I've sat on countless hiring committees for both clinical and non-clinical positions....never once has the subject of GPA come up unless the applicant happens to put it on their resume....even then I've not seen it become a matter of discussion. In my limited experience GPA is a non issue.
MBA, Western Governors University February 2014
BS Charter Oak State College November 2011
AS in EMS August 2010

I'm always happy to complete the free application waiver for those applying to WGU (I get a free gift from WGU for this).  Just PM me your first/last name and a valid email so I can complete their form.

Thread; COSC AS using FEMA http://www.degreeforum.net/excelsior-tho...total.html
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#25
My PhD program requires a 3.5 GPA on your master's degree.
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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