Kaplan University

A leader in alternative higher education..

BACKGROUND
When going back to school, finding a quality university to attend can be very difficulty. We have all seen the commercials for so called “professional universities” but in actuality very few of these schools provide a top-notch education. Look no further, Kaplan University is a one of a kind institution steeped in history and academic excellence.

Kaplan University was founded in 1937 which means it has a long record of delivering value oriented education. They have discovered what works and what doesn’t in teaching higher education classes. Today there are more than 70 campuses in 22 states which means there is probably a Kaplan University closer to you than expected. Kaplan University focuses on real world learning from industry experienced professors. Most of the learning doesn’t come from text books but from real-life case studies and scenarios. Seminars, webinars, online quizzes, discussion boards and web based field trips are all examples of how Kaplan’s teaching strategy differs than traditional colleges.

Kaplan offers a wide variety of degree programs and majors. Students may choose from 8 different schools and 75 different majors. Students can obtain online or offline master's, bachelor's, associate's, and professional law degrees, as well as online certificate programs. The online program makes it easy to attain a degree in a short amount of time. The professors and advisers make sure students don’t become sidetracked or feel disconnected while taking classes online. One of the great things about Kaplan University is the inexpensive tuition. Average tuition is only around $350 per credit hour which is much cheaper than other alternative schools. Take a look at Kaplan University for more information.

PRO
- Many locations
- Online Programs
- Many degree programs
- Post Education Certification Programs
- Alternative Learning Structure
- Affordable tuition price

CON
- Credits will probably not transfer to traditional schools
- Some students may not like the alternative approach to learning

EXPENSE
- Undergraduate programs: $320 per credit
- Graduate education programs: $350 per credit
- Master of Science in Criminal Justice: $350 per credit
- Master of Science in Nursing: $350 per credit
- Master of Science in Management: $380 per credit
- Master of Business Administration: $395 per credit
- Master of Science in Legal Studies: $350 per credit
- Deposit: $95 is due at the time of enrollment and will be credited toward your tuition when you begin classes.
- Technology fee: $100 per term. This fee is discounted to $50 for MBA and Master of Science in Management students.

DEGREE PROGRAMS
Kaplan provides bachelors and masters degrees in the following areas:
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Business
- School of Criminal Justice
- School of Education
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Information Systems and Technology
- School of Legal Studies
- School of Nursing
- Business and Finance Certificates
- Health Care Certificates
- Information Technology Certificates

SCHOOLS
- 70 campuses in 22 states
- Online program available everywhere

STUDENT LIFE
- No indication of student life
- Student life will probably vary by campus
- Online studies are self-lead with no class or professor interaction

CONCLUSION
Kaplan University is one of the better non-traditional universities in the United States. This university has a creditable reputation for producing quality graduates. In fact, 95% of graduates said that they found the education at Kaplan to be excellent. The price is one of the best selling points. Make sure you figure in how many credits your degree program would be before signing up. Take a look at Kaplan University if you are looking for a quality institution to obtain a college education.

Commonly Misspelled
Kaplen University, Caplan University, Kapland University, Kaplan Univ, Kaplan College

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Johnson

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posted Sep 16th, 2017 10:17 pm


Matthew Graybeal

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They SHIT on veterans. They screwed up my wifes financial aid up in excess of 10+ weeks, then dropped me from the school after I refused to continue classes until they fixed her issues. posted Jul 10th, 2017 11:52 am


Cindy

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For everyone who is bad mouthing Kaplan, I have to say that my experience has been great. I started school in Apr 2011, working on my BSHS. While the classes start out fairly simple and easy to understand, they progressively get harder and contain more work per week as you go. DO NOT attend an online University thinking that this is the easy way out and that you will coast through and get your degree. If you think that way you will have nothing but problems from the start. There is no one to hold your hand, no professor to run to whenever you are having an issue, the work, time management and grades you get are all up to you. When it comes to financial aid, I know of a number of students who have fallen into the stipend check trap. DO NOT take stipend checks, for ANYTHING. You only get so much money per year for your student loans and pell grants and if you take any extra money out in the form of a stipend chances are very high that you will run out of money before you complete your degree, which will either block you from classes or delay them sending you your diploma until the extra monies that were not covered are paid. You have to be willing to work very hard, be responsible and take ownership for your own shortcomings. After almost 11 terms, I have a cumulative GPA of 3.98 (which I have earned through hard work and diligence), have been a student mentor for the University for well over a year now and am a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. When it comes to the world of online education, it is all up to you and if you work hard, manage your time well, watch your finances and do everything that is required, you will have no problems. Don't blame the school because you took money needed for tuition when you shouldn't have, didn't put the effort in to get good grades (Kaplan requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to remain enrolled as an undergrad and 3.0 for graduate programs) etc. posted Jul 22nd, 2013 3:24 pm


Tim

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This is not a diploma mill!!! This school makes you work!! posted Feb 10th, 2012 12:31 am


Amanda

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I am in my last term at Kaplan (thank goodness) and even with all of my built up frustration and by this point you could even call it hatred, I have to say I have had some wonderful professors. Overall, the academic portion of Kaplan is excellent, but the financial aid department and academic advising are virtually useless and enough to make anyone's Kaplan experience a nightmare.



The only word that can be used to describe Kaplan financial aid is incompetent. Do not expect any kind of actual assistance from them. They were unable to answer ANY question that I ever asked. I called to ask for the school identification number for a personal loan application (tuition costs are outrageous and maxed out the allowable federal funding), the person who answered the phone told me that I needed to call and ask Sallie Mae (loan company) what the code was because he does not work for them. Seriously!? During one of the three times he put me on hold I managed to Google the number for myself. I am sad that any portion of my tuition keeps these people employed.



The one negative experience I did have with a professor, she was not grading assignments for weeks after they were submitted and practicing unfair grading practices. I tried numerous times to contact the professor for a resolution with no result. After speaking with MANY other students in the class who were also frustrated and in fear for their grade, we all called academic advising for support. They are about as much help as financial aid.



Honestly, if I had to do it over again I would definitely have spent the last 3 1/2 years of my life at a different university. posted Jan 14th, 2012 9:07 pm


Vanessa

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Kaplan University gave me the opportunity to coplete my degree and the credits transfered to a traditional university which allowed me to complete my Masters. Kaplan was not easy but it is good and was good for me. posted Nov 15th, 2011 1:26 am


CJ

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After working in public relations for many years - I decided to return back to school to get my degree. I attended Kaplan and received my degree in communications w emphasis in Technical Writing.



I thoroughly loved the experience, the staff, the instructors, everyone was very helpful and always available. To date, I have a successful job in communications with a wonderful salary! I will be returning to Kaplan to pursue my MBA degree very soon.



I employ those that are seeking a university that is firm on education and available at all times to please consider Kaplan. You will love the experience, the educational journey, and the extended resources available to you as an alumnus. I am a total KU advocate - I am looking to do something to help in the way of recruitment for them. posted Oct 17th, 2011 8:51 pm


DMHull

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I have been attending Kaplan since 2009 because it was promoted by my employer, Lowes. In the last month I earned my Bachelors in Criminal Justice. I am now working on my Masters in Management. I can not say anything bad about Kaplan.



Kaplan is a great school. The staff walked me through every process of enrollment and FA. Everything was explained clearly and all financials have been accurate.



I have earned a 3.75 in every course taught, not due to any Professor just handing out grades, but because of MY HARD WORK. I think the professor above should be ashamed for bad mouthing the same university the puts bread and butter on his table. "If the grass is greener on the other side of the street professor, then pack your crap and move in!" What student would want to be taught by you anyhow?



I originally enrolled in the Univeristy of Phoenix. UOP filed for educational funding under my SS# for multiple degrees and Sally Mae caught the fraud and contacted me. Needless-to-say, I withdrew right away. Now UOP has decided to charge me for a class they taught on "How to use their online system" @ $1,500. This should be a crime.



I received the same training from Kaplan for free. Now to mention, I have now graduated with honors and I am making a substantial salary.



Whoever, says Kaplan is a bad University must have issues with one small portion of the whole picture and should not bad mouth the institution as a whole. These comments are not fair. And to all those potential students out there...Remember generally only angry people talk on these sites. The happy ones are usually to busy making money to waste all this time. I guess it is a good thing I am on vacation or I too would not have put in my $ .02. posted Jul 14th, 2011 10:17 pm


franklin

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Academic wise, I think Kaplan is not a bad place. If you suck as a student at a brick and mortar school, you're gonna suck at any on-line, public, private or for-profit school. My suggestion to people interested in on-line education is to consider your state, public university for online degree. Most likely they are now offering on-line programs too. Good luck. posted Jul 8th, 2011 10:33 pm


Cortiss

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In one way I'm glad I'm not the only one suffering--at least now I know I'm not crazy. In another way I'm upset, saddened, and beyond angry that I've gotten myself into such a hole that I can't seem to get out of. This online institution along with another popular one have taken me through the ringer and left me to suffer with their mistakes. But I suppose this is what happens when you attend a for-profit institution whose sole purpose is to enroll and get student money.



I'm just wanting to complete my degree. I don't understand why, if tutition has not increased, why do I need to max my federal loans? Why do you want me to begin paying monthly payments for something that won't begin for another month? I'm so upset. Their FA Dept is by far the worst I have EVER dealt with. And here I am stuck, stressed, and lost. Do I suck it up and restart my education a THIRD time, so stick this mess out until I graduate and HOPE my degree with be worth something more than the paper the ink is printed on?



Ugh! I wouldn't recommend this school to ANYONE! And if I can get out, trust, I will. posted Jul 6th, 2011 2:23 pm


tina

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Kaplan is one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made. I will now be in debt for the rest of my life for a degree that is useless. They are not fully accredited, financial aid will take money from you, and you will never get to talk to anyone in charge. they will not return calls or emails. Anyone who is thinking about this place should check on bbb, rip off report, pissed off consumer and that is just for starters. the washington post should be ashamed of all of the lives they are ruining to make money posted Mar 28th, 2011 3:20 am


B. Goldberg

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I have attended Kaplan and will graduate shortly. None the less, I would recommend almost any other school (online or otherwise). Kaplan's administrative departments are a mess, creating endless red tape and busy work. The school's technical support is a nightmare which makes it almost impossible to attend classes. Instructors and classes are feckless and inane, and the academics are poor (you won't learn a thing). All in all, this is one academic institution to avoid if you are serious about an education or the public's perception of your credentials. posted Mar 2nd, 2011 7:51 pm


Rosanne

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This is nothing but BS! I pd. for my books and received NOTHING - been trying for over 1 yr also. Nothing but lies! posted Feb 3rd, 2011 3:25 pm


M

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I have been impressed with the academics portion of this university but like many others I have had struggles with the financial aid department. I have to keep fighting to make sure they are correct with my tutiton and the documents I see never match what they have in their system. So, this is what I have learned from the FA dept.

1. ALWAYS get your award letters. They do not automatically send these out. Request them for every term. They will save your butt!

2. Get it in writing from them about any promises or terms they make with you. Hound them they will eventually comply.

3. Do not sign their MPN's Do not lock yourself into any financial promise with them. This has saved my ass more than once.

4. Check your financial aid summary often and print it off often for every academic year. Do not click on the print this page button but print from the browser. This way there are the date and time stamps from when you printed. This way you can keep track of them and their sneaky ways of trying to add in hidden fees from terms past. They did that to me once and I fought them on it and they backed off. Suddenly the balance I owed was gone.

5.Then also ask for audits of your account. Just keep on top of it. If you are already in it just keep going but make certain they do not push you around.

6. Keep all the emails they send you and you send them. Keep all the hard copies. If at all possible email and call. I do as much as I can through correspondence and keep hard copies!

7. And keep all these documents for life. Do not ever throw them out. I have heard to many horror stories of student loan issues years and years and years later and they had nothing to back them up and had to pay because the loan agencies said so. posted Jan 28th, 2011 9:19 pm


micha

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I HAVE BEEN A STUDENT WITH KAPLAN SINCE 09 I LVOE THE SCHOOL... BUT THE FINANCIAL AID IS A JOKE THEY JSUT NOW CALLING ME UP SAYING LAST YR I DIDNT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY WHICH I DONT GET BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GET APPROVED BEFORE U TAKE 3 CLASSES TO MAKE SURE U HAVE THE MONEY SO HOW DID I HAVE THE MONEY THEN BUT 8 MONTHS LATER THEY FIND OUT I DIDNT ...SSO OVER THIS SCHOOL posted Jan 24th, 2011 10:46 am


Txgirl1201

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I obtained a B.S. Nutrition Science from KU in 2010 and after obtaining my degree I landed a position with my county health department. I am licensed in my state and both my state and my city acknowledge my degree. In fact during the interview for my job the panel noted that my ability to graduate Summa cum laude from an independent study program just confirmed my ability to work independently. In addition, this type of degree demonstrates skills in time management and critical thinking.



The only negative feedback I have is that their Financial Aid department is the worst I have ever dealt with. FA was a constant stressor throughout my time at Kaplan but in the end it was worth it. posted Jan 20th, 2011 3:54 pm


Matthew

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Mark, I am interested to see how this goes as I am suffering from the same thing right. Post back here with any info in terms of a class action lawsuit. I have bookmarked this page posted Jan 10th, 2011 6:17 pm


Mark

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It seems that Kaplan's Financial Aid department is putting me through the ringer. I was told that my degree would be cheaper due to having 20 credits transfered and a $5400 CJ scholarship which the total would be 14K less which . Now they are telling me that I have to pay them $860 per month starting Jan 1 2011 for a $4500 Kaplan loan that I never was aware of. Plus my original per credit charge was $336 as of 3/2008 and now I am paying $371, there is even a tuition rate guide for those who enrolled prior to 2/2010 which would be approximately $350. I am looking into a class action lawsuit once I speak to my lawyer. I was told that I had more than enough money(FASFA $) to take a third class per term so i can finish sooner but now I am being told that I need addtional loans to finish my last two terms. Unreal...I am bitter sweet to see that I am not the only one that is having a hard time with Kaplan's FA. posted Dec 10th, 2010 1:49 am


Ashley

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I was so dissapointed to read these comments. I really was looking forward to going to Kaplan for photography, but with all the negitivity I don't think I'll bother. I guess its back to looking for schools again *sigh* It looked so good on the website... posted Nov 18th, 2010 2:11 pm


Jenna

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Sue

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I have had the worst problem with financial aid at Kaplan. First, they keep you on hold for an extraordinarily unacceptable long period of time. Then, when they finally do come on the phone and you tell them the problem, they give you information that doesn't make any sense or is incomplete. I now have to pay some of my own tuition when it could have been taken out of my stipend. If I had known that my financial aid did not cover all of the tuition for my last term, I would have paid it when I got my check instead of spending it. Also, there is a balance from a prior term, and instead of being smart and taking it out of my stipend, as they were told to do, they left it on my account. Now, with all their "mistakes", I have to put almost $1000 out of my pocket. That means a Kaplan loan in addition to my federal loans. They have lost paperwork, they do not reply to emails or voice mails. All of this could have been avoided if they had better communication skills. posted Oct 28th, 2010 7:52 am


Tiny

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RACIST, SEXIST DIPLOMA MILL!!!! posted Sep 20th, 2010 9:06 pm


vicki

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Don't ever give Kaplan University your phone number (or name for that matter). I am not and never have been a student there, but have received THOUSANDS of robo collection calls. There is no way to stop them. posted Sep 17th, 2010 1:52 pm


VG

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I would like to complain about the robo calls I keep receiving from Kaplan University. It sounds like a collection call, but there is no option to talk to a person or tell them that they have the wrong number! posted Sep 17th, 2010 1:45 pm


Adam

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All what i can say about this KU don't waste your time with or you money, All they really seem interested in is getting your money posted Sep 12th, 2010 5:35 pm


AngryProf

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I've been teaching for KU for about four years now, and the school has gotten steadily worse. The real focus, even for faculty, seems to be "student retention," i.e., "keep them enrolled and paying." Administration seems more concerned with passing students than ensuring they master any course concepts. EX: I was told, in my latest performance review, that I needed to pass more students.



If I didn't need the paycheck, I'd be out of there. Currently shopping around for new opportunities. To all potential KU students: don't waste your time with this school. Visit your local community college to save a lot of money on tuition and to earn a real education. posted Aug 4th, 2010 10:58 am


robertzo

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I am not currently in any program but i am looking for some online course and not yet decide with which university . But when I read some comment about money, i become hesitated i am worry that i might throw my money away for nothing posted Jul 29th, 2010 1:13 am


Kelley

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I like the learning experience at Kaplan, but I am so fed up with the clowns in the financial aid department that I am seriously thinking about transferring. Found out today that employees in the financial aid office have been instructed to not give any information out to students who are waiting for their stipends. It's a long story, but a delay in disbursement dates affected about 5,900 students. However, the money is in the accounts now and they're still not sending out stipends; the person who told me about it didn't think it was right to lie to students about their financial aid, and she let me know that there had been a meeting that morning where managers told employees to evade and stonewall and to not refer calls to any managers. Since that is exactly what happened to me on Friday, as well as earlier today, I have no doubt that it is the truth.

That's a new low in deceitfulness for an accredited university, and I'm not even entirely sure how legal it is. Either way, it calls into question the integrity and professionalism of the entire university. posted Jun 28th, 2010 6:06 pm


James

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I am a Kaplan student. posted Jun 15th, 2010 9:19 am


Frank

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Kaplan University is very challenging and competitive. posted Jun 10th, 2010 7:48 pm


Anthony

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I love that Kaplan is so easy to use and I do schooling on my time as long as I get it done with in the time frame. posted May 21st, 2010 6:31 pm


Gregg

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I have earned my Associates at Kaplan in Information Systems; Web Development. There are professors for the on-line classes who contribute and lead the classes quite well in my opinion. I have just returned for mu Bachelor's degree and plan to continue for a Masters after that.



I have kept a 3.94 GPA for my Associates degree and hope to do as well for my future degrees. I would reccomend Kaplan University to anyone who is willing to work for a degree, if you are expecting to buy a degree you will be disappointed and I would say look elsewhere. posted May 15th, 2010 4:51 pm


harrison

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This college is a JOKE! Don't waste your time and money. All they kept asking me was for my money and credit card payments then will ask you to ask you family if you needed more funds after paying to cover other things. They try and get as much as they can so they can pocket the money themselves. posted Apr 21st, 2010 12:46 am


Michael

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Its a good school but the financial aid department is horable. They pt you on hold over and over dont return calls or emails. They also have a bad habit of loseing paper work. Over all the school is good if you can deal with a third rate financial aid department! posted Apr 15th, 2010 10:13 am


Kaplan Sucks

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I have never gone to school at Kaplan but You should understand about what I learned during the hiring process!!! I have a graduate degree in business which led me to pursue a position as a program chair for their IT program at the W. Des Moines Iowa campus. After a month of interviews and run arounds, and a powerpoint presentation, I received a voice message on my answering machine (by an assistant)telling me they were going in a different direction. How professional is that? I'm not overly concerned I didn't get the position, what I do have a problem with however is the lack of communication with me about the position status, and their overall professionalism. Some of the things they asked me in the interviews was how I would keep students in school because they are losing a high percentage of them in the IT program? I replied that it depended on the situation and the student. They replied that instead of trying to understand the situation, I needed to sell, sell, sell the program to the student and refuse their wishes (I later discovered that program chairs are fired for not meeting student enrollment quotas. Not graduation quotas. If you have 25 in a class, you are in danger of being terminated if more than 3 drop).This struck me as funny but I didn't think of it any further. Now I realize the kind of atmosphere I would have been working in (after doing more research on Kaplan) had I been hired. It seems they are more concerned with bringing in the money, and less about the students well-being. I'm also happy I didn't make the choice of ever going to school there. I'm not sure the degree would mean anything in the long run and I'd probably be deep in debt. I feel extremely sorry for the students that are going to enroll, and the students that are in the middle of the program. I hope anyone thinking of going to school at Kaplan or pursuing employment with them will read this message before they make a decision. posted Apr 14th, 2010 4:20 pm


momoftwo

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I go to Kaplan and it is a great online learning experience and I do like the cirriculum. I only have issues with financial aid never returning emails and already once aid guy messed up my financial aid by leaving on vacation and I had to pay 1000...that is not right or fair. They know even adults have to use loans and such cause we have kids, some of us are single, we do not have tons of money that is why we are in college! posted Apr 11th, 2010 7:12 pm


Satou

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I was considering going over there but after reading all of the comment it seems like after attending Kaplan ppl have experienced a crazy financial burden as well as credits not being transfered, I am definitely not going!!!!! posted Mar 6th, 2010 2:12 am


Jeff

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I've been attending Kaplan for three years one class at a time. I've finally had it. All they really seem interested in is getting your money. At $2,000+ per class it's just not worth it. I'd highly recommend you check out other schools before giving your money to these clowns.



The only department that returns calls or emails is the collections department and they call constantly even when your paid up!



It's funny, they are an online school but can't seem to communicate electronically...



To add salt to the wound now they want to charge me $100 to withdraw from school!!!



Scam is a great description of this University. posted Mar 5th, 2010 3:39 pm


Alexis

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All this school wanted was my money- they refused to even try to attempt to get my other credits for transfer- never would contact me back with correct information and was just a horrible experience- Do not give out your credit card number and or even waste your time with these people- just horrible experience! posted Mar 2nd, 2010 2:18 pm


Jessica

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Im a little confused. I am currently enrolled and Kaplan claims to be accredited, so why would this degree not be accepted at other colleges? posted Feb 25th, 2010 10:36 am


Phillystk

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I used Kaplan to study for the sats and it totally helped. They have great programs. posted Feb 24th, 2010 10:08 am


Kelly

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I am in my last year right now going towards my BS in IT. Like some of you, I have found that I have done the leg work in getting my financing through the financial aid dept. Once I got it straight the first time, I have had no other problems.



I have talked with a few companies and some government offices concerning how much weight an online degree has. They used to not take them seriously but with the rise in people doing them and the results that are being seen, they are taking notice now. Kaplan has been around since 1937 and now they are owned by the Washington Post so they have a good foundation.



As far as distance learning goes, it takes the right kind of person to do it. My schedule and life is all over the place so learning when I can is fine. I also can read a book and apply it. That sounds easy but it is not and some people can't do it, they need to learn by doing it. You definitely need to learn to discipline yourself to read, post, and do the projects. The first few terms are pretty easy and they get progressively harder as they should.



As of now, I have learned enough to get my A+, Net +, CCNA, and Security+ certifications from the courses. They do teach you a lot.



Its good but its expensive to me. Comparatively though, its about the same as other colleges. posted Feb 7th, 2010 5:47 am


april

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after readin reviews & how the ad advisor seemed uniterested in talkin bout Kaplan i have completely changed my mind. i work hard for the money i have & i dont have very much to just throw around. posted Feb 2nd, 2010 5:27 pm


jasdeep singh bhatia

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im studing in this time international diploma in computer studies in birmingham internationl college ...in birmingham.england....u.k..can u sucession me ...i hav enterd in ur universty in ur country... posted Jan 29th, 2010 4:58 am


Tauheedah Muhammad

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need more info about the college for MA degree posted Jan 15th, 2010 10:00 am


Kim

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I am currently enrolled with Kaplan and my major is a B.S. in legal studies. My experience has been a good one. Yes I have had issues with the financial aid dept just like everyone else but it doesn't take away from my learning experience. I have had professors I haven't cared for but again it's been well worth it. I read the comments from others and I would have to strongly disagree with several of them as the financial aid does cover the tuition costs and almost all of my credits transferred. I also had a very good experience getting enrolled, yes a credit card is necessary to be able to enroll in classes but the money is applied to your tuition. Everyone was extremely helpful and professional and with the exception of having to be forceful with the financial aid dept to get a response I have had second to none experience and would recommend it to all my friends and family! posted Dec 21st, 2009 11:13 pm


madeline michell

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i'm really proud to be a kaplan student! is a hell of a great school!.i'm soo proud that i will be buying the leather jacket withthe kaplan logo, and and more apparel with the kaplan logo. obviously, if a person dont do good they want to blame anyone for their failure. is true the financial aid could suck balls. but the profram and the teachers are awesome. i use to go to a cuny college and they are not better than kaplan believe me. but for a masters is better to atten to a national accreditted college like a long island university. posted Dec 7th, 2009 6:53 pm


Tara

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I was actually thinking about going back to Kaplan. I have attended Kaplan on 2 different occasions. The first advisor I had looked me up on Myspace, added me as a friend, kept my home number and called me 'after hours'! I found it kind of 'entertaining' at the time because I was only 19. I'm now older with a family and I understand how that was totally not professional. The second time I attended, it was okay. I just couldn't make the classes because of my work schedule. The only reason I was reconsidering Kaplan is because I work for Sears, and we get a 'discount'! Otherwise. I HATE it. I'd SO love to go to a traditional University. posted Nov 22nd, 2009 9:07 pm


cynthia

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I attend Kaplan college in Milwaukee, WI

evening classes and also work fulltime during the day. Love the college. My instructers are great and very informative. Time wise sucks cuz we can't leave until 10:35pm Not sure what the big deal is to leave 5 min earlier. And the perfect attendence is a joke because you can be there everyday and be 5 minutes late and it is counted against you and there goes your perfect attendence. But other then that they give

you everything you need as far as books and supplies. I can't wait to graduate. It's a good school.

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Considered Kaplan but not attending

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Called Kaplan to get information on becoming a student last month. The admissions advisor acted as if she knew me....haha. After going through all the admissions paperwork and doing the FAFSA I was then demanded to fork over a credit card number for the application fee. Now keep in mind I wanted previous college credits to be reviewed for transfer. I was told "not here at Kaplan". I asked her what do you mean, It was explained to me that any credits for transfer would not be accepted and they would need the credit card number by the end of the call. I said I do not have one she then proceeded to tell me to ask family for a credit card. All this just to get information about a program. I also was told that I need to set a certain time aside each day to attend class and that would be my class time for every single day, although after I said I was going with another school I was told " oh you can study at your own pace just makke sure you're in class the same time everyday. I am not sure if any pf this was true or not. But the tuition was well over $10,000 a year! I am not enrolled in another school paying less than that. Also the state I am liveing and and the one I am moving to look at a Kaplan degree the same way as a paper towel. posted Oct 17th, 2009 7:34 pm


Jade

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Too much money. None of the financial aid covers it. Terrible experience, I went for 3 terms and now somehow I owe 3 grand because financial aid didn't cover it.It's around 3 grand a term, each term is only 2 classes adding up to 10 credits. posted Oct 15th, 2009 5:39 am


shawn

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My text books are all mailed to me, very good communication with instructors and advisors...great school! posted Oct 12th, 2009 11:31 pm


Nadia

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I am not the type to leave reviews, but for Kaplan I made an exception. From their financial aid to their "educators" this is an experience I would rather not ever have again. Their financial aid office is completely messed up. I started school in February and my file wasn't "fixed" until the end of July. After months of trying to contact my financial aid advisor, when she did return a call she said I must understand that she has 600 students and it takes her a while to get back with students. To me, 4 months seems kinda much. Especially when talking with another financial aid advisor, he said that he would personally place a note on her desk for her to get back with me, which she never did! So there was my first major headache with this school.



My second one was a professor I had this past term. She did not teach us anything. In seminar, she would talk about how hard the material was and how she had mastered it, but never tried to help us grasp it. For a required outline of our term paper, she took off points because she didn't like the material we were going to talk about. For example, I put something about the history of the topic as one sentence (nothing too major) and she told me not to go into the history and took off like 5 points just for that! It has been very aggravating and I can't wait to get done, I'm actually not even sure if I want to continue, but I have gone this far and I am sooo much in debt due to Kaplan that I might as well try to get through it. But when a professor messes with your grade like that, it really does put a mark on the institution. I have gotten president's list all of my other semesters at Kaplan, but this last one I will not, because of this one teacher. And there was no one to complain to and nothing that could be done. It is all about the money at Kaplan and they sure are raking it in. posted Oct 4th, 2009 2:53 pm


Nicole

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I enrolled for this school and withdrew before I even started classes.. I was TERRIFIED of the amount of debt i would have.. I also know someone who goes there and he said it is not worth it for all of that money... I decided to goto Ashworth college which is an accredited college. And total it will be costing me around $5000. And no loans just a monthly payment of $50... and you get your degree when you pay your tuition and finish all of your work.. posted Sep 6th, 2009 12:12 pm


Uncertain

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I am currently attending Kaplan University online. BEFORE ATTENDING check with the state you will be using your degree at to see if it is accepted. I am becomming more conserned about this school. Yes it is accredited but is it accepted? I have inquired in the state I live, pending answer. PLEASE check in your state befor attending. I will post back what I have found regarding my state accepting the degree. posted Aug 16th, 2009 12:01 pm


ENRIQUE

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I have to chine in and offer my opinion. Kaplna University is not for everyone; if you learn better in a classroom environment you will find this very difficult. I received both a Bachelor's degree in Finance and an MBA from Kaplan and was very pleased with the academics.



Now the dissapointments: The financial aid office and Veteran's depts were difficult to contact on many occasions. I had issues with both at various times of my academic career at Kaplan. The main issue was the lack of communication, there were periods of time where I could not get a response back from Financial Advisors or VA advisors until I either contacted or threatened to contact higher authorites; as soon as I did that, instance response.



My only complaint with the University was what I mentioned above; other than that, I enjoyed my academic experience. It was diffirent and took a lot of my time, but my family was very supportive and I can see that if you do not have the support of your family, tis can be a very difficult way to return to school because it does demand a lot fo your time. However, the alternative for me was to attend a 4 year University 45 mites to 1 hour away from my home taking night classes or worse yet, having to attend school during the day and work @ night. I liked the flexibility the online classes gave me, but I did have to remain extrelmly disciplined to a schedule. I always made time for my family and if I knew there was an event coming ahead of time, I would try to finish projects or discussion posts ahead of time so I could have that extra time for my family event or function.



All in all, I recommend Kaplan if you find yourself wanting to return to school but say to yourself, where will I find the time to go to class. Check it out for yourself.



posted Aug 13th, 2009 7:08 pm


rgg

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Their financial aid department is a joke! I've been enrolled a month and they've lost my Fafsa paperwork six different times. Now a 3rd party is calling me asking for stuff. Dropping classes now. The academic ad visors are a joke too.



Don't attend. posted Jun 25th, 2009 5:39 pm


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Make sure you have alot of extra money laying around. Kaplan University states that they help with finances, but the student is left paying extra after grants loans are paid to them. No money is disbursed to the student it's credited to an so called account. So if your short on cash don't go here. Their books are ebooks / books, so if your one that needs the book in front of you, you'll be buying alot of ink cartridges. The classes are a joke, your basically teaching yourself. You submit your assignments on time, then have to wait two weeks for the grade. Low income students be ware! Kaplan University is a scam!!!!!!!!!!! posted May 21st, 2009 10:04 pm


Renae

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Went for 4 years. Got my Bachelor's degree. It is a hard school, but you learn a lot. posted May 13th, 2009 7:51 pm


Cheryl

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The Kaplan University campus in Las Vegas is a joke! posted May 12th, 2009 8:18 pm


jack

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Solid degree programs. Much better than the other online schools. posted Apr 24th, 2009 10:44 am


Valerie Reid

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Does Kaplan offer a baccalaureate degree in linguistics? posted Jan 17th, 2009 7:46 am


najla

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what branches of health scieneces do you have posted Sep 1st, 2008 8:34 am


Joy

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Kaplan University is a top notch school with a lot of history. It has a lot of credibility. posted Jul 1st, 2008 5:17 pm



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