April 2018 California Cohort - page 5

Hey everyone, I applied for the April 2018 California Cohort, did anyone else apply? The next cohort after this isn't until August 2018. Anyone know when they'll make their decisions on admissions... Read More

  1. by   BellaRose4281
    I'm an LVN in Santa Clarita, currently studying for my TEAS exam. I have 1 more class that needs to be completed, Human Growth and Development. After reading all of these comments I'm worried. I'm planning to apply for the August cohort. I hope the program isn't cancelled. My friend from high school is a teacher at WGU. She teaches one of the science classes in the nursing program, not sure which one. I'll ask her if she knows anything.
  2. by   SurfCA40
    Quote from BellaRose4281
    I'm an LVN in Santa Clarita, currently studying for my TEAS exam. I have 1 more class that needs to be completed, Human Growth and Development. After reading all of these comments I'm worried. I'm planning to apply for the August cohort. I hope the program isn't cancelled. My friend from high school is a teacher at WGU. She teaches one of the science classes in the nursing program, not sure which one. I'll ask her if she knows anything.
    From what I can tell based on my own personal research into the current situation of WGU, August "shouldn't" be affected and should continue as normal - this is also what WGU has told applicants. That being said, there were several students, myself included, that were admitted, offered a seat, and accepted our seat for the April cohort, which has now been postponed. April cohort may or may not be rescheduled. If it's not rescheduled, I, along with my admissions advisor and (from what my advisor told me) all of the other admissions advisors think it's only fair that we (those of us who had already accepted our seat in April), get the next seats in the next cohort, which would be August. So, if April is cancelled and those of us admitted to Apeil are rolled into August, those originally applying to August may have a difficult time because there may only be a couple, if any seats left, meaning you may have to reapply for October.

    My personal belief at this point, again based on personal research I have done into the matter, is that April will probably be rescheduled for June or July, and August will continue as normal. That is completely my belief though based on personal research and is not based on what WGU has told me. The only thing WGU has said is they are hoping April is rescheduled and not cancelled, but that's the most they've said at this point.

    That all being said, I highly doubt there will be any updates from WGU until late April or early May regarding the status of the April or August cohort.
  3. by   JD2RN
    Has anyone heard any updated information on when the California cohorts will resume?
  4. by   SurfCA40
    Quote from JD2RN
    Has anyone heard any updated information on when the California cohorts will resume?
    Last week, the Board of Registered Nursing voted to deny WGU's enrollment increase request, which is what supposedly caused these delays with the April cohort. What the denial means for the reschedule/cancellation of April and if it has any impact on August, who knows. I haven't been given any updates for over two months after they rescinded my admission for the April cohort due to the delays.
  5. by   JD2RN
    Quote from SurfCA40
    Last week, the Board of Registered Nursing voted to deny WGU's enrollment increase request, which is what supposedly caused these delays with the April cohort. What the denial means for the reschedule/cancellation of April and if it has any impact on August, who knows. I haven't been given any updates for over two months after they rescinded my admission for the April cohort due to the delays.
    It is unfortunate that there has been no further communication. They are going to lose students to other programs. I am having a hard time turning down admission to an established program in my area when I have no idea what is going on with WGU. I really hope they communicate something definitive soon.
  6. by   SurfCA40
    Well to this day, I still have not received any additional word from WGU, other than the information I receive two and a half months ago when this delay first occurred, which was that the program had been "delayed" due to the BRN. I was provided no other information and was forced to do my own research into the issue, which even including attending a BRN board meeting in person.

    I became frustrated with the enrollment office not providing any information to students, especially those of us who had already been admitted to the program. We're trying to figure out our career plans here and getting into a BSN program is the first step in that process. If I don't know the status of the California program, when it's supposed to resume (if at all), or even my standing as an admitted student, how am I supposed to plan for my future. It was either I hear back from WGU regarding the status of the program, or I look for alternative options. So, I contacted the California Nursing Director directly via email regarding these issues, hoping to get information straight from her; however, she did not even reply to me.

    I can't trust WGU as a program, at least not in California. They have been extremely vague during this process, have have kept their students in the dark in regards to the program's status, the student's status, and how to proceed, and when I as a concerned student sends a professional email inquiry about these issues, the director herself can't even respond, even if was to simply say she couldn't provide any information, instead I got nothing. Thus, I got into a different school and will be going there. Best of luck to those of you still waiting on WGU California, I really want to believe in this program, but there's no hope left in it for me.
    Last edit by SurfCA40 on Apr 24
  7. by   JD2RN
    Quote from SurfCA40
    Well to this day, I still have not received any additional word from WGU, other than the information I receive two and a half months ago when this delay first occurred, which was that the program had been "delayed" due to the BRN. I was provided no other information and was forced to do my own research into the issue, which even including attending a BRN board meeting in person.

    I became frustrated with the enrollment office not providing any information to students, especially those of us who had already been admitted to the program. We're trying to figure out our career plans here and getting into a BSN program is the first step in that process. If I don't know the status of the California program, when it's supposed to resume (if at all), or even my standing as an admitted student, how am I supposed to plan for my future. It was either I hear back from WGU regarding the status of the program, or I look for alternative options. So, I contacted the California Nursing Director directly via email regarding these issues, hoping to get information straight from her; however, she did not even reply to me.

    I can't trust WGU as a program, at least not in California. They have been extremely vague during this process, have have kept their students in the dark in regards to the program's status, the student's status, and how to proceed, and when I as a concerned student sends a professional email inquiry about these issues, the director herself can't even respond, even if was to simply say she couldn't provide any information, instead I got nothing. Thus, I got into a different school and will be going there. Best of luck to those of you still waiting on WGU California, I really want to believe in this program, but there's no hope left in it for me.
    I completely understand, and wish you the best success in your program. Even though WGU was my first choice, I'm also having a hard time turning down other more established programs while things are still in such flux. I keep hoping that they will have some news for all of us in Southern California.
  8. by   ldeo
    I have completely strayed away from WGU as a BSN option. Even if I get accepted I will decline it. I found another BSN program that is fully accredited by WASC and I am going in that direction. Best of luck to everyone who is still waiting on this program.
  9. by   Rose2018
    Hi Everyone!!

    I just got my application in for August. I didn't bother applying for April because I heard it was being postponed. I'm curious about what the stats were for admitted students? My science gpa is 3.74, my teas is 96.7, I've volunteered as a care Extender at UCLA SMH and RR ERa for 18 months, I have my emt cert, and I just got a job as an emt at a detox. I really, really need to start in August though or else I will probably apply to UCLA's entry level msn program...
  10. by   CenterCourtRN
    Quote from ldeo
    I have completely strayed away from WGU as a BSN option. Even if I get accepted I will decline it. I found another BSN program that is fully accredited by WASC and I am going in that direction. Best of luck to everyone who is still waiting on this program.
    For what it's worth, wasc = regional accreditation, WGU has regional accreditation. It's not by wasc because the main campus (Utah) is not in the region that wasc accredits. All regional accrediting bodies are equal.

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  11. by   SurfCA40
    The latest update from basically the most reputable source possible at WGU:

    - April is cancelled and will not be rescheduled
    - The cancellation of April was due to a partner hospital not being ready, it was not due to WGU applying for enrollment increases
    - The enrollment increase WGU did applied for and was subsequently denied for had nothing to do with the delays of CA cohorts
    - The denial of the enrollment increase was due to other programs in the area arguing an increase in WGU enrollment will displace students from other programs
    - The CA program is continuing as normal
    - The next projected cohort start date is August 2018
    - There are two projected cohorts of 8-10 students each projected to start August 2018, one at Huntington Memorial in Pasadena, the other I was not told
    - August admissions will be decided in June
    - Those that applied for April, including those who had been admitted and had their offers rescinded, must go through the selection process again as the director is required to look at all students applying to a cohort, even in these circumstances
    Last edit by SurfCA40 on May 2
  12. by   ldeo
    Quote from CenterCourtRN
    For what it's worth, wasc = regional accreditation, WGU has regional accreditation. It's not by wasc because the main campus (Utah) is not in the region that wasc accredits. All regional accrediting bodies are equal.

    https://www.elearners.com/sites/all/...ightbox(1).jpg

    Oh I definitely know the WGU program is accredited, its just not WASC accredited. Many of the CRNA schools that I plan to attend after getting my BSN wont accept WGU's regional accreditation because they have a non-traditional grading system and only provide pass or no pass grades.
  13. by   SurfCA40
    Quote from ldeo
    Oh I definitely know the WGU program is accredited, its just not WASC accredited. Many of the CRNA schools that I plan to attend after getting my BSN wont accept WGU's regional accreditation because they have a non-traditional grading system and only provide pass or no pass grades.
    Yeah if you're planning on going to CRNA school, I'd strongly advise against WGU. The Kaiser Permanente CRNA program through CSU Fullerton won't even accept WGU BSN's per an email I received last year from the director of that program. Whether that's because of grading, accrediting bodies, or what, I'm not sure.

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