Someone here mentioned on a post I made a few months ago WGU. I had not looked into them at all at that time, but I did upon there mention. WGU sound like a great school for someone who is going back to school for a 2nd degree and has a family as I do, as they don't have traditional classes you have to attend a given hrs like a traditional school does. My question, however, lies in the fact that they do not give a GPA. They base their classes on a pass/fail competency rating. To pass they say that you have done at least B (3.0) work or above . I know that I will likely go on and get an advanced degree in nursing later on. I am trying to figure out if this will severely hinder my ability to be accepted into an advanced nursing program later in time.
Has anyone here gotten a degree with WGU and then gone on or know anyone who has? Has anyone had issues with this? I'll probably either go for a NP or a CRNA program --Westminster has the only CRNA program, I believe, in the UT area...any thoughts on how the lack of a GPA with WGU will factor into an application there? I have an email out to Westminster to see what they have to say, but any thoughts or ideas from anyone who has a degree with WGU and has actually applied (to Westminster or elsewhere) for an advanced degree would be really helpful.
WGU sounds like it would be a good fit for me, but I don't want to go to a school, get a degree, and then not be able to continued on with more education just because they don't grade with the typical 4.0 grading scale.
Thanks for any thoughts or help you can give.
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