Have you been thinking about going back to school- or finally finishing a degree program- but don’t think you can fit it into your schedule? When you’re a parent, it can be difficult to carve out the time to go a class, study for tests and work towards your dreams. Dreams like finally graduating from college, like in this touching video. Can’t see it? Watch it here.
I’d like to say it gets easier when your kids get older, but honestly, being a parent is demanding all the time. The truth is, it’s hard to go back to school whether you have an infant or a teenager. Fortunately, there is WGU, a non-profit, accredit college that addresses all the obstacles many of us face when decided to pursue a higher education.
Let WGU Help You Pursue Your Dreams
Western Governors University, more popularly known by its acronym WGU, was founded by the governors of 19 US States (hence the G in WGU). Their unofficial slogan of “let’s not waste anyone’s money” gives you a pretty good idea of their mission! They aim to strip away all those excuses we use for not going back to school and produce highly qualified graduates ready to enter the work force.
What does this mean for you? Well, for starters, you get to work at your own pace. No rigorous class schedules, no worries about missing an exam because the kids got sick. Your “classroom” is your own home, and you make your schedule.
Once you feel confident in the material, you can take the assessment. I love this so much because it really gives you time to completely grasp the material. I remember in college, there were some classes where I was yawning because I got the material in minutes, while other times I struggled because even a week just wasn’t enough time for me to go over it.
WGU is also about half the price of other colleges, making it a far more affordable option for those living on tight budgets. This means you’ll graduate with far less debt, so you won’t spend the first decade of your career paying back loans! Of course, WGU is totally accredited and recognized by potential employers, which is a must in any college.
The university excels in the areas of Business, information technology, education, and nursing. Those are such diverse areas. I would love to go back for information technology, since it really fits what I already do. Plus, all of those areas are careers that are in demand. Especially nursing and education!
I saved the best part for last (well, one of the best parts). Right now, you can have your fee waived for the application! Just click on the image below. The code is WORLD.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Western Governors University. The opinions and text are all mine.