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Many aspects of your WGU academic experience will be very similar to what you’d expect at any college. You’ll study, complete assignments, and take tests, and you’ll interact with your fellow students. Other aspects of the WGU experience are quite different—even from other online universities.
Below is an in-depth look into how the academic experience works at WGU. You are encouraged to speak with an Enrollment Counselor who can help walk you through this section to better explain what you’ll experience as a WGU student.
At WGU, you’ll have a dedicated guide in your educational pursuits. Your Student Mentor will offer support throughout your academic career.
Your Degree Plan serves as your blueprint for the program requirements and resources you’ll use to complete your degree program.
You will be required to prove your competency in subject areas through carefully designed assessments. Assessments can take many forms, including objective exams, research papers, assignments, projects, and essays.
Learning resources are your means to developing competency, including textbooks, e-textbooks, web-based tutorials, simulations, and instructor-led online classes.
You’ll have access to student communities designed to connect you with university leaders and other students who can help you be successful in your degree program.
Wondering what it's like to study online at WGU Missouri? We make it easy for students to study anytime, anywhere, on our virtual "campus," which we call the Student Portal. The Student Portal provides students with access to everything they need to complete their coursework and connect with faculty and fellow students. Take this quick tour to see how it works.
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