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Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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The Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment is a pre-entrance exam that assesses a prospective student's preparedness for university-level coursework. This piece is intended to serve as a guide on what an individual can reasonably expect to encounter while taking this assessment. You are reading page 6 of Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

joannamdv has 2 years experience.

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UPDATE: I called my former school of nursing and asked to speak to the person who handles transcript requests. After being connected, I explained that I mailed a transcript request form (with payment) on March 10th and was wondering if she received it. After fumbling for a while, she says she received it, but "Keep in mind all transcript requests require 48 hours to process." I reminded her it had been two weeks. Good grief!

That's so frustrating. The same thing happened to me. I was told up to 48 hours to process. I ordered them on 3/9 but they did not get mailed until 3/18. I followed up with my enrollment counselor who says it doesn't seem like they have received it yet. I'm hoping it gets there and they process it soon because I'm really aiming for a May 1 start date. *fingers crossed*

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I'm hoping it gets there and they process it soon because I'm really aiming for a May 1 start date. *fingers crossed*
Yes, me too. Although I will settle for a June 1st start date, I'd really like to start on May 1st. And in order for a May 1st start date to become a reality, the rest of my transcripts need to reach WGU by the middle of next week.

I suppose this month is a somewhat busy time for transcript requests at schools across the country since some students are attempting to transfer their records to different institutions. Also, schools across the country are being inundated with transcripts from students who are trying to gain admission.

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dabmtcuRN specializes in Ortho/neuro rehab, dialysis.

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Finally all my transcripts have arrived at WGU. Now I hope that WGU remembers that I told them that the school I attended for my associates changed names. They were originally still looking for transcripts from that school, not realizing they had them. My enrollment counselor said he would let them know about the name change. Now that they have arrived, he can get my final decision. I would really like to start May 1st. All my financial aid stuff is completed and checked off in the financial aid tab of the My WGU page. Here's to all of us starting in May!!

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CNRN_Cali specializes in Critical Care.

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Yay! I'm hoping to start May 1st RN to BSN with everyone, too! I received my provisional acceptance email and just waiting for my background check and immunization records (I'm in CA) to be processed. I haven't been this excited to start school since my ADN program over 10 years ago. :). I've been really impressed with the application process. I originally applied to University of Texas Arlington back in Jan. and they still haven't reviewed my transcripts. I was so frustrated but I'm happy that I found out about WGU!

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joannamdv has 2 years experience.

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Yay! I'm hoping to start May 1st RN to BSN with everyone, too! I received my provisional acceptance email and just waiting for my background check and immunization records (I'm in CA) to be processed. I haven't been this excited to start school since my ADN program over 10 years ago. :). I've been really impressed with the application process. I originally applied to University of Texas Arlington back in Jan. and they still haven't reviewed my transcripts. I was so frustrated but I'm happy that I found out about WGU!

Congrats! I'm trying to do my immunization records too (also from CA). When I tried to register for ITS it's asking me for a student ID but I don't have one yet. Did you have to ask your enrollment counselor for it? Thanks!

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CNRN_Cali specializes in Critical Care.

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Congrats! I'm trying to do my immunization records too (also from CA). When I tried to register for ITS it's asking me for a student ID but I don't have one yet. Did you have to ask your enrollment counselor for it? Thanks!

I found my student ID located on my transfer (transcript) evaluation form. It's in the upper right hand corner. Congrats to you, too!

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dabmtcuRN specializes in Ortho/neuro rehab, dialysis.

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Yay, I finally got my provisional acceptance email. I had a background check done last June or Julywhen I transferred to my current job, I am going to ask my enrollment counselor if this will suffice or if I have to get another. I have already completed the financial aid information so have to schedule my intake interview. I am so ready to get this going.

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NC Girl BSN specializes in Psych, LTC, Acute Care.

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Awesome! I bet you will have to get a new background check. I think it cost $40.

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dabmtcuRN specializes in Ortho/neuro rehab, dialysis.

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Awesome! I bet you will have to get a new background check. I think it cost $40.

Just heard from my enrollment counselor, you are right, I do need to get another one. We already have an appt to talk tomorrow and we are turning that into the intake interview. Now just waiting to hear the results of my transcript eval.

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Ambition13 has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Telemetry, Hospice, Rehab, LTC.

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Hey Cali nurses! I'm hopefully starting the program June 1st (I'm from Northern Cal).Transcripts are in, just dreading the readiness assessment, I have math phobia!:no:

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CNRN_Cali specializes in Critical Care.

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Hey Cali nurses! I'm hopefully starting the program June 1st (I'm from Northern Cal).Transcripts are in, just dreading the readiness assessment, I have math phobia!:no:

Yay! Another Cali RN. Don't worry about the readiness exam. The Commuter did a great job at outlining what to expect. I'm not a math wizard, so I spent a few days on Khan Academy (as others recommended) and reviewed the basics and pre-algebra. Definitely review order of operations, fractions, decimals, and very basic geometry (perimeter & area).

Just a heads up, when you get around to the immunization verification (for CA residents) start working on it right away. Your EC will email the link for completing this and a background check near the end of the application process. They wouldn't accept any of my documents from work showing compliance of flu shots, PPD, etc. It needs a Provider's signature on everything using their actual form. I have a Kaiser appt today just to get my form signed off from my primary MD and luckily my start date is May 1st or I would be stressed out trying to get this squared away. Just want other CA RNs to know not to wait til last minute to do this.

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Ambition13 has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Telemetry, Hospice, Rehab, LTC.

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Yay! Another Cali RN. Don't worry about the readiness exam. The Commuter did a great job at outlining what to expect. I'm not a math wizard, so I spent a few days on Khan Academy (as others recommended) and reviewed the basics and pre-algebra. Definitely review order of operations, fractions, decimals, and very basic geometry (perimeter & area).

Just a heads up, when you get around to the immunization verification (for CA residents) start working on it right away. Your EC will email the link for completing this and a background check near the end of the application process. They wouldn't accept any of my documents from work showing compliance of flu shots, PPD, etc. It needs a Provider's signature on everything using their actual form. I have a Kaiser appt today just to get my form signed off from my primary MD and luckily my start date is May 1st or I would be stressed out trying to get this squared away. Just want other CA RNs to know not to wait til last minute to do this.

Thanks for the heads up CNRN_Cali! I will make an appt with my doctor asap to have that info signed off as well. Its good to see a few of us Cali nurses starting around the same time! :)

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