WGU Transcript Evaluation
- 0Jul 2 by NurseAshley.Hello everyone, I'm aiming to start WGU's RN-BSN program August 1st and I'm looking for some feedback from others applying/attending WGU. I received the results from my transcript evaluation today, and spoke with my admissions rep. I have cleared 72 credits/CUs, and so I need to take 42 CUs to obtain my BSN. She said it should take me a little over three terms to complete this. I was hoping to complete my BSN in one year though, so it was a little disheartening to hear! I'd like to know how my transcript eval matches up to others and I've only found one previous thread on this. Anyone else need/needed this many CUs? Is it doable in 12 months, or will I need more time? I am willing to put in the work, and as a matter of fact I graduated at the top of my class in my ADN program (highest GPA in class). I'm a good test taker, a decent paper writer, and I study well independently. Thanks for reading my long-winded post!
- 1Jul 2 by featherzRN, BSN, RNI had 50 CU to do, so don't despair! I think 30-something is the usual #. I finished 50 in well under six months, but I had the time to do so - with effort I definitely think you could finish 42 in a year, or even sooner. They do need to give you the worst case scenario when speaking with you, so don't stress.
Oh, and if you are on facebook, make sure to join the RN to BSN discussion group for lots of support.
- 0Jul 3 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorI transferred 86 credits, leaving me with 34 CUs to complete. I started WGU's BSN degree completion program on May 1st and have already completed my first 9 credits. Sometimes I go several weeks without studying. Sometimes I am studying 20+ hours per week. It all depends on what is going on in my life at the time..
My degree plan is for three 6-month terms, but my intention is to accelerate and finish much faster. However, do not outright tell anyone at WGU that you plan to accelerate in the beginning. Just do it. Once your personal mentor sees you are capable, (s)he will usually help you accelerate through the work. Remember that your mentor is the one who grants approval for you to take your objective assessments, so they need to feel comfortable in your abilities.
In a nutshell, you can work ahead as long as you get a mentor who is supportive of your goals. I have heard that some mentors are anti-acceleration. Good luck to you!
- 0Jul 4 by NurseAshley.Commuter, thank you for that useful tidbit! I'm feeling a little more hopeful now, I think as long as I can put in the time, I will be successful with this. I actually appealed one of the classes from my transcript evaluation. If approved, I will only need to complete 39 CUs for the BSN degree.