New Admissions Pathway Now Available to Qualifying Students with Postsecondary Aspirations
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (February 2, 2023) — Western Governors University (WGU) has announced a new enrollment opportunity for 14-to-18-year old students into academic programs in WGU’s School of Education, Leavitt School of Health, College of Business, and College of Information Technology.
In this new academic pathway, 14-to-18-year olds may apply for and enroll in select WGU bachelor’s degree programs. This opportunity is ideal for students who have postsecondary aspirations, have completed a high school diploma or equivalent at an early age, have an openness to convenient and flexible online learning, and possess career ambitions that are aligned to WGU’s programmatic offerings.
“High school-aged students and their families are seeking new postsecondary options as they increasingly question the value of traditional college and learning delivery models,” said WGU President Scott Pulsipher. “We are proud to serve these young learners and play a role in helping them achieve their dreams.”
WGU’s teenage students will enroll in the same industry-informed, career-aligned degree programs and courses as currently matriculated WGU students. They also will benefit from a specially designed orientation and onboarding process, dedicated points of contact for parents and guardians, and all of the mentoring support, resources, and capabilities of WGU.
Accepted teenage students at WGU will begin classes on March 1, 2023, with a capacity for 500 students in this first cohort. Prospective students can visit wgu.edu/teenlearners for more information about eligible degree programs, and to apply.
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 139,000 students nationwide and has more than 306,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 25 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at wgu.edu and wgu.edu/impact.