Try to get a better understanding of WGU

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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me how long do each class take? I know WGU is little different from other school, most online school take 8-12 weeks to complete the course, on site campus took me 15 weeks to finish. How about at WGU? What is the assessment component ? Or I read a post like u can choose to write papers? And what is the placement test about at the beginning when you apply to the school?

    Thank you

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    It depends. You pay a certain amount for each semester, I think here in Indiana it is a little more than $3000, then you complete as many courses as you can. It all depends on the amount of time you can devote to the schooling. They have great advisors, why don't you call and speak to one.
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    Quote from Heathermaizey
    It depends. You pay a certain amount for each semester, I think here in Indiana it is a little more than $3000, then you complete as many courses as you can. It all depends on the amount of time you can devote to the schooling. They have great advisors, why don't you call and speak to one.
    Thanks. So, do u know how does the online class like? Discussion board? Essay? Reading?
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    The class length varies. I am in the BSN to MSN program. I have 8 credits which ends up being 4 classes. One class might take me 6-8 weeks while others may take me 3-4 weeks. I am 1/4th of the way through the 1st class that typically takes 6-8 weeks(according to my mentor) and I just started a week ago. I got a head start though and started reading the material as soon as I had access 2 weeks prior to my start date. Each course is either a test or a paper. There are no assignments or requirements to post on a discussion board. You simply study the material in the COS and when you feel ready, take the test or write the paper. Once you pass, you complete the course.
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    Quote from psychRNmom2
    The class length varies. I am in the BSN to MSN program. I have 8 credits which ends up being 4 classes. One class might take me 6-8 weeks while others may take me 3-4 weeks. I am 1/4th of the way through the 1st class that typically takes 6-8 weeks(according to my mentor) and I just started a week ago. I got a head start though and started reading the material as soon as I had access 2 weeks prior to my start date. Each course is either a test or a paper. There are no assignments or requirements to post on a discussion board. You simply study the material in the COS and when you feel ready, take the test or write the paper. Once you pass, you complete the course.
    Did you also take their BSN program? Only four classes is great!! Did you have transfer credit towards a masters?

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    Quote from nightnurse279
    Did you also take their BSN program? Only four classes is great!! Did you have transfer credit towards a masters?

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    No I got my BSN 12 years ago from a brick an mortar school. I didn't have any transfer credits towards my Masters either. This is my first time back in school since my BSN.
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    So how many classes for msn if you got BSN through wgu?
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    I didn't get my BSN from WGU. I got it elsewhere. It's 38 credits for an MSN at WGU spread out over 2.5 years.
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    Ok. Thx!


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