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WGU Transcript Evaluation

  1. 0 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!
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  3. Visit  featherzRN profile page
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    I 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.
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  4. Visit  NurseAshley. profile page
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    Thank you for your response. Wow 50 in under six months! I plan on trying to devote at least 1-2 hours each day, (more on my days off from work) to schoolwork. I'm nervous and excited!
  5. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    I 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!
  6. Visit  NurseAshley. profile page
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    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.
  7. Visit  awshh3 profile page
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    Hi Nurse Ashley! I see you have an "BSN" after your name now! Congrats! Just following up from this 1.5 year old post -- how long did it take for you to finish your BSN through WGU? I just got my transcript evaluation back today. I have 34 credits remaining (6 of them being statistics and biochem -- I'm pretty nervous about taking both of these!)

    Any advice?
  8. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from awshh3
    Hi Nurse Ashley! I see you have an "BSN" after your name now! Congrats! Just following up from this 1.5 year old post -- how long did it take for you to finish your BSN through WGU? I just got my transcript evaluation back today. I have 34 credits remaining (6 of them being statistics and biochem -- I'm pretty nervous about taking both of these!)

    Any advice?
    I'll answer your question since I also had 34 CUs to complete. It took me 10 months to finish the program. I completed 27 CUs during the first six month term and the remaining credits during the second term.

    The biochem and stats courses aren't 'real' science or math classes, per se. The biochem consists of five PowerPoint presentations that you put together. It took me three weeks to complete this course, but others got through it in less than a week.

    The stats course took me nearly four weeks because I became spooked, but it was 'easier' than a real math class would be if it had been taken at a community college or land-based university. The stats course required no math, calculations or number crunching; it was purely about definitions and concepts.
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  9. Visit  awshh3 profile page
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    Thank you, TheCommuter! I was hoping to hear something along those lines about those two classes! I am anxious and motivated to start. I should be starting March 1st. Did you work full-time while in school? Are you overall happy with WGU's RN to BSN program?

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