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WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - Jwheels27 - 06-09-2019

Hey guys I'd like to knock out a bachelors in business at WGU as quickly as possible. I'd like to know what my best bet is as far as speed and acceptance go. Should I focus on SL? Ive heard some say it takes a month just to complete one class. Also ive read the quality isnt THAT great in comparison to just taking the class through WGU. Or should I focus on CLEP? Study.com? I just want to knock this degree out as quickly as I can, I'm willing and disciplined enough to put in the time/work!

One other question, are there any guides for WGU on this site or others for testing out before enrolling? I did print off the course transfer guide as a reference


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - MNomadic - 06-09-2019

Also consider WGU academy


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - Jwheels27 - 06-09-2019

(06-09-2019, 11:58 AM)MNomadic Wrote: Also consider WGU academy

What is that? I’ve never heard of it


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - MNomadic - 06-09-2019

(06-09-2019, 12:01 PM)Jwheels27 Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 11:58 AM)MNomadic Wrote: Also consider WGU academy

What is that? I’ve never heard of it
https://academy.wgu.edu/

It's WGU's specific college readiness/entrance program. It might be a good option for you if you're starting completely from scratch.

Here's a thread with more details:
https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-27-credits-for-150-The-lowdown-on-WGU-Academy


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - Jwheels27 - 06-09-2019

(06-09-2019, 12:09 PM)MNomadic Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 12:01 PM)Jwheels27 Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 11:58 AM)MNomadic Wrote: Also consider WGU academy

What is that? I’ve never heard of it
https://academy.wgu.edu/

It's WGU's specific college readiness/entrance program. It might be a good option for you if you're starting completely from scratch.

Here's a thread with more details:
https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-27-credits-for-150-The-lowdown-on-WGU-Academy

Seems interesting and I think its great that WGU is now offering this. But they don't seem to have many classes available


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - allvia - 06-09-2019

If you complete 4 or more courses through Straighterline WGU offers a 'scholarship' discount of $500 per term (you need to apply) - https://www.wgu.edu/financial-aid-tuition/scholarships/partner/straighterline.html


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - Jwheels27 - 06-09-2019

(06-09-2019, 01:07 PM)allvia Wrote: If you complete 4 or more courses through Straighterline WGU offers a 'scholarship' discount of $500 per term (you need to apply) - https://www.wgu.edu/financial-aid-tuition/scholarships/partner/straighterline.html
Yeah I’ve heard about the SL Scholarship, I intended on applying for it. I’d just like to know if it would be better to complete most of my credits at SL, SDC, or CLEP before enrolling? Which is the fastest road to travel?


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - MNomadic - 06-09-2019

(06-09-2019, 06:55 PM)Jwheels27 Wrote:
(06-09-2019, 01:07 PM)allvia Wrote: If you complete 4 or more courses through Straighterline WGU offers a 'scholarship' discount of $500 per term (you need to apply) - https://www.wgu.edu/financial-aid-tuition/scholarships/partner/straighterline.html
Yeah I’ve heard about the SL Scholarship, I intended on applying for it. I’d just like to know if it would be better to complete most of my credits at SL, SDC, or CLEP before enrolling? Which is the fastest road to travel?

That all depends on you. Everyone has found that different sites work better for them. Best way to go forward is to write up a basic degree plan and get started. If it were me, I'd start with CLEP first, as it can be free by using modernstates, so if you don't like it or don't pass, you're not out any money and you can always try SL, SDC or whichever other provider.


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - quigongene - 06-09-2019

I went for a different degree, but you can find a spreadsheet for WGU in post #105 of my journey thread (linked below). I used a combination of CLEP, DSST and SDC. As NMomadic said, ultimately it depends on you. Take the first step though and do SOMETHING. I didn't know where I was going to end up ultimately, but I noticed a common thread for degrees was Eng. Comp. 1 & 2, public speaking, science, social science and college algebra/statistics, so I started there.


RE: WGU, Straighterline or CLEP for credits? - suzycupcake - 06-09-2019

I thought that once you enrolled at WGU, you could no longer transfer in credits from SL, SDC, etc?