As students proceed with their studies, they may form informal learning communities. This could be via direct contact with other WGU mentors and fellow students, plus instructors and students in classes they take from WGU-affiliated education providers. These informal communities and associated communications can take a variety of forms such as email, discussions, blogs, and conference calls.
In addition to these informal learning communities, students have access to the my.wgu.edu (opens new window) portal that provides a gateway to general learning communities designed to provide students with various types of support. Students are also assigned to subject specific learning communities based on the assessments for which they are currently enrolled. Students gain access to subject-specific learning communities via the degree plan. These learning communities provide a virtual space for subject-specific information and where students can interact with mentors and other students to gain help and support.