In 1997,  a group of U.S. governors came up with an innovative answer to a question of growing concern: How can we ensure more of our residents have greater access to a college education that fits their schedule? The U.S. governors who founded WGU knew that the college student of the 21st century would be very different from students in the past. For millions of working adults, the dream of pursuing a college education could only become a reality once the boundaries of time and place could be removed. Overcoming this challenge was at the heart of the WGU idea. As a nonprofit, regionally accredited online university founded by governors, WGU is different. 

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No need to wait for spring or fall semester. It’s back-to-school time now. You could be on your way to your degree—sooner than you might think! Start the 1st of any month—as soon as you complete enrollment!


Thinking about attending Western Governor’s University- Texas? Kolette is familiar with the Upgrade program and can answer any questions you may have about the college! She enjoys supporting adult learners and can help you see if WGU-Texas is a good fit for you.  When reaching out, please let her know that you are an Upgrade program participant.

Kolette Palacios

Strategic Partnerships Manager, South Central Texas Region

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