Students, graduates, employers, and other higher education institutions value WGU degrees because the competency they represent is truly the students’ own. How does WGU protect the integrity of its assessments against cheating? WGU does this in several ways. First, WGU requires that students submit authentic work — not that of others. Second, it investigates the originality of every faculty-scored performance assessment submitted by students. If it is a computer-scored objective assessment, all precautions are made to ensure that students are taking the exam themselves within a secure, proctored setting. Realizing that oftentimes student infractions are unintentional, WGU provides various supports to curb violations. Finally, WGU searches the Internet for unauthorized assessment activities and removes them. Let’s explore each of these approaches in more detail.