Welcome to WGU! As a new online student, logging into your student portal account at My.WGU.edu is key. This handy guide covers the login process and what you can access once you’re signed in.
What is WGU?
Western Governors University (WGU) is a non-profit, online university that offers online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in various fields including business, information technology, education, and healthcare. Instead of traditional classes, WGU uses a competency-based learning model where you learn at your own pace and advance through courses by passing assessments that prove your skills and knowledge in a subject.
Some key advantages of WGU include:
- Affordable tuition – Around $3,000 per 4-month term for most undergraduate programs regardless of the number of courses completed
- Online learning – 100% online so you can fit your studies around other life responsibilities
- Flexibility – Move through courses based on your own schedule and learning speed
Let’s look at how and why you need to login to your WGU portal account as a student.
Why Login to Your Student Account?
The My.WGU.edu student portal is your gateway to:
- Course Materials: Download syllabi, readings, videos, course activity guides, and more
- Learning Resources: Access your personal course mentors, tutors, and library resources
- Performance Data: View your course plan status, test scores, overall program progress
- University Services: Register for new terms, make tuition payments, get transcripts or mentoring
Pretty much everything you need to do as a WGU student is done through your online account!
How to Login to Your Student Account at My.WGU.edu
Logging in to the MyWGU Portal only takes a minute.
- Go to my.wgu.edu
- Enter your assigned WGU Username
- Enter your chosen WGU Password
- Click Sign In
Once logged in, you’ll see a personalized home screen with notifications and action items. You can navigate using the menu to access your courses, degree plan status, mentors and advisors, financial aid information, and so on.
Trouble Logging In?
Having trouble accessing your account? Here are tips for a few common login issues:
- Forgot your password? Reset it by clicking “Forgot Password” at the login screen and following the instructions.
- New student without a login? Activate your account using the PIN from your enrollment application email.
- Account locked? Reach out to the 24/7 IT Service Desk for unlocking and other technical login help.
Ready to explore your own personalized WGU student portal? Get registered and start logging in! Let the learning begin…