Course Equivalency Guide

for WGU

UP TO 60 Courses available to choose from. Find the general education credits that will transfer into your degree program.

StraighterLine combines a $99/month membership with a guaranteed credit pathway to WGU. Courses start at $59 and include the eTextbook at no additional cost.



"WGU is a great fit for busy adults thanks to its competency-based learning model, flat-rate tuition (less than $6,000 a year for most programs), and unique one-on-one mentoring."

WGU was created to expand access to higher education, offering accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in information technology, business, teacher education, and health professions (including nursing). It’s a great fit for busy adults thanks to its competency-based learning model, flat-rate tuition (less than $6,000 a year for most programs), and unique one-on-one faculty mentoring.

5 reasons to take Straighterline courses

and how it works with WGU
Save Thousands of Dollars

on your degree with affordable college-level classes like Developmental Writing, College Algebra, American Government, and Introduction to Biology. Over 60 general education courses available starting at only $59. StraighterLine saves you thousands compared to the average $2,500 college course.

Transfer Your Credits

to one of 150+ accredited partner colleges or the over 2,000 schools that accept StraighterLine courses for credit. All StraighterLine courses are evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council of Education (ACE).

Go At Your Own Pace

You have the control to complete courses on your schedule. You can progress as quickly or as slowly as you need.

Get the Support You Need

to succeed. Your membership includes eTextbooks, 24/7 on demand tutoring, live student support 7 days a week, and final exam proctoring.

Complete Your Degree

and perform better. StraighterLine students graduate one full term faster, completing 28% more credits per term than non-StraighterLine students

More about


What makes WGU different? The competency-based learning model measures student success by learning, not seat time, class attendance, or credit hours. A student earns a degree by demonstrating skills and knowledge in required subject areas through a series of carefully designed courses. The advantage to this approach is straightforward—students are rewarded for hard work and prior experience. They’re not required to spend a lot of time on subjects they’ve already mastered, allowing them to focus on the areas where they need to develop competency.

Affordable, flat-rate tuition is another differentiator for WGU. Tuition is exceptionally budget-friendly. In fact, it’s typically less than half of what students would pay at other reputable online universities. Tuition is charged at a flat rate every six months and covers all coursework attempted in that time. Students don’t pay for courses or credit hours, so if they complete more coursework in a term, they can save time and money. Most degree programs are less than $3,700 per six-month term.

WGU assigns a mentor to every student. This faculty member provides motivation, guidance, and support from the moment a student is enrolled to the time he or she graduates. This student–mentor relationship fosters a more open connection between the student and the university even though study is independent and online.

WGU’s degree programs are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The teaching degree programs are NCATE accredited, the nursing degree programs are CCNE* accredited, and the health informatics degree program is CAHIIM accredited.

On the lookout for an affordable college degree option? One that helps you save significantly on the cost of earning your college degree? Western Governors University has partnered with StraighterLine to provide students with an ability to save on their college education costs by taking StraighterLine's online courses that are guaranteed to transfer to Western Governors University!

Visit www.wgu.edu to learn more and apply.

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