So, this comes up due to some certification we must undergo to teach distance courses (I have only taught in-person courses, to date, with the exception of doing it "virtually" due to the pandemic). This is specifically related to how financial aid works and how the federal government classifies a course as "distance" versus "correspondence". If it is correspondence, then they are not able to qualify for financial aid. The definition deems it as correspondence if it doesn't have significant interaction or if the student has to initiate the interaction routinely. From from I know of WGU, there isn't even an instructor and pretty much everything is student initiated outside of occasional follow up from the "mentor"?It just has me wondering how much it is the college being overly cautious, as WGU isn't a new thing by this point. If they were really "slacking" according to standards, it would have bit them already, I am thinking.
It just has me wondering how much it is the college being overly cautious, as WGU isn't a new thing by this point. If they were really "slacking" according to standards, it would have bit them already, I am thinking.
Has anyone here taken their Masters course?I finished my bachelors about 5 years ago from a local university, and am now considering WGU for their M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. I figured if I'm going to get my Masters, picking up CEH along the way would be nice. I'm curious what the course load is like. I'm working a full-time job currently, and plan on transferring to a new position in the near future. Not sure if this would be a good idea or not. They say 76% of graduates finish within 24 months... which would be 4 "terms" which sounds like around $16K. Is this timeframe a real expectation? Has anyone been able to finish sooner or took longer?
I'm working from home primarily now and have much more time on my hands. I decided to utilize it and go for my B.S. at WGU and looking at the Network Operations and Security program. I was wondering how much my A.S. and certifications (only CCNA was accepted) would contribute, and to my surprise, it took care of 65% of the courses. I'm working on financial aid and hopefully some tuition reimbursement from my employer. Looking forward to starting soon. So far it's been a pleasant experience.
Does anyone know if the requirement for an Associates degree is still in place? I applied to attend WGU once before, but my application wasn't accepted due to my not having an Associates degree.