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DO NOT GO TO KAPLAN

Nutrition Science - October 15, 2017
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This is the worst school in the world. I, too, was mislead and told my last week that I could basically do nothing with my degree. I was told instead that I was a "nutritionist." I then enrolled in an actual accredited university and had to leave because I ran out of financial aid due to Kaplans tuition. I feel utterly useless.

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Great School

Psychology - August 12, 2017
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I have attended Kaplan for the last year and a half, and I love this school. You are able to take more than two classes if they feel you can handle it, I have take more than three classes twice. I would say that the FA depart does need a little of work, but I say on top of my a fairs. As far as the course work goes it is not easy and there is a lot of writing, but I work hard and have earned every grade I have gotten. I am currently getting ready to enter my last term with a 3.90 GPA. I have gone to traditional colleges and I like the online format better.

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Poor Service, Withholding customer refund

Psychology - June 15, 2017
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Completely screwed up my wife's financial aid. Refused to help. Every time we called they said we just "updated it" and to call back in 5 days. Call back 5 days later, same explanation. Called back again, same explanation. I don’t write negative reviews lightly, however the complete lack of customer satisfaction is appalling.

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Kaplan Finacne Department

Criminal Justice - May 12, 2017
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I attended Kaplan University online over two years ago. I thought this was a great way for me to get my degree and still allow me to work full time to earn money. The admissions department was super nice and got me all signed up. During the classes I realized how unorganized this school actually was. At first I just assumed that this was a new school that was just starting out but I was in shock when I was told it wasn't. I didn't attend Kaplan for longer than a semester due to the fact I absolutely couldn't absorb any of the information that was being taught. Which I personally believe that I am just not meant for online schooling. While I was not totally in love with how the material was presented what makes me really angry is Kaplan's Finance department. Turns out over two years later while trying to get my transcripts I now owe Kaplan a total of $777, which I have to pay before they will release my transcripts. I don't have a problem paying the money but what no one at Kaplan will answer is why was I not contacted about this balance before. According to my account there I owe them $0 because February of last year they wrote of my debt to collections. Another thing they won't answer is to what collections agency? I am anal about checking my credit and have zero debt in collections at this time, I was baffled to see that I owed that much in collections and even more dumbfounded as to why I wasn't contacted by anybody for over a year. If you are late one a credit card payment they call you day and night how am I supposed to believe that they wouldn't call me about my balance. Trying to an answer out of these people is a joke. I have had at lest two people tell me that they will call me back and of course I get nothing. I call them I get transferred and hung up on. I absolutely would not recommend this college for the simple fact of they are seriously unorganized.

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I love Kaplan University! You have to do your part. You cannot expect everything to be handed to you on a silver platter. Stop being lazy and get to work!

Human Services - April 14, 2017
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I love this school and everything about it. The financial aide department lacks, but we all see that from the reviews. The professors are fantastic and the admissions team are great. I also loved my education advisors. If you educate yourself before you sign up, you will have no problem at all. Also, If you are not willing to work hard and apply yourself then don't even sign up!

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So far, so good.

Master of Arts in Teaching - December 14, 2015
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My first term at KU is coming to a close and I just wanted to share my experience. I went to two brick-and-mortar schools in the process of working toward my undergraduate degree and ended up completing the last 1/3 online with University of Massachusetts Amherst (University Without Walls). I'm bringing UMass into this review as it is my only comparison for online study as I discuss my experience at Kaplan University thus far. At KU, So far, KU has been really easy to use from a technological standpoint, especially when compared to UMass. There are no huge files to download and all required texts for this current term and the next one I am registered for are available in ebook format (important to me, as I am currently abroad while completing this masters program; shipping is expensive and internet access limited). Every two weeks in my current class, we have a one-hour-long audio seminar, which is easy to access despite my slow and limited internet (important to note for others who might be in the field and interested in taking online classes). The online portal where everything related to the class actually takes place is well organized by unit, and nothing gets lost in the shuffle (unlike the customizable BlackBoard system that UMass used, which meant every professor put things in different areas and you spent too much time searching for them). Each week, my professor emails the class with an itemized list of weekly expectations, so it's nearly impossible to forget things. While there was a bit of a debacle with my financial aid (my status was listed incorrectly and therefore the award total was less than it should be), it was resolved after a couple of phone calls. I appreciate that I am always asked if all of my questions have been answered before the representative hangs up the phone, and I am also given the opportunity to review the phone call in the KU portal, to give the school additional feedback.Currently, my financial aid rebate/stipend check was mailed several weeks prior to when they said it would be, which is good news. On the downside, Kaplan still uses paper checks instead of a direct deposit system, which I think it rather archaic for 2015. Additionally, financial aid is not dispersed at the start of the term as one might expect, but rather you will get your first refund toward the end of the 6-week term. I do have a bit of an issue with the cut-and-paste emails I've received from my enrollment and academic advisors throughout the process, as they often contradict the conversations we have had via phone or give me additional questions regarding the status of something that I had already confirmed, but thankfully that has little to do with the actual educational process. My professor has always responded personally to all of my emails and there has been no confusion as far as the actual academics are concerned. I love that there is a standard policy for all Kaplan classes concerning late assignments, so you don't have to remember each professor's policy as you go through the program: you can turn things in one week late for a 10% reduction in grade, and two weeks late for a 20% reduction in grade. One odd complaint I have is that my professor grades so easy that I don't feel challenged. I can get all of my work done in the last two days of each academic week, so I never push myself very hard. When I get my grades back, even though I know I didn't try my best and that there were mistakes that could have been easily avoided, I usually still get 100% (unless I turned it in late). Yes, that means very little stress for me throughout this program, but the real question is whether or not I will actually learn something. Overall, I'm happy with the program at Kaplan.

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MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING

Medical Coding - December 9, 2015
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I ATTENDED KAPLAN COLLEGE IN 2010 IN HAMMOND INDIANA AND WAS VERY DISPLEASED WITH THE SERVICE THAT I RECEIVED. I WORK IN A HOSPITAL AND CANNOT GET A JOB IN THE CODING DEPARTMENT DUE TO NO ONE RECOGNIZE THE CODING CERTIFICATION THAT I RECEIVED FROM KAPLAN. I WAS TOLD BY THE STAFF THAT KAPLAN CODING CERTIFICATION WAS RECOGNIZED BY AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND THERE NOT. MY CERTIFICATION IS THRU NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPETENCY TESTING WHICH IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY ANY HOSPITALS OR CERTIFICATION BOARDS. KAPLAN SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO STUDENTS. NOW I AM STUCK WITH A HUGE BILL THRU SALLIE MAE AND CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY IT,I CANNOT GET A JOB IN THE BILLING AND CODING FIELD. SHAME ON YOU KAPLAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF ANYONE HAVE INFORMATION IN JOINING A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT COUNT ME IN. POST INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE SO I CAN JOIN.

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Financial aid difficulties

Health Information Technology - December 5, 2015
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I started Kaplan Oct.14 2015 this is my first term at Kaplan so far my classes been good I am enrolled in 2 classes and my instructors are great they communicate within a timely manner and the course material is easy to understand. The seminars are good because the instructors are actually teaching and asking questions and students are responding as if you are in the traditional classroom together. But my only problem with them is this financial aid. I have been given different dates about my student refund also I just received a financial award letter on November 27,. In the beginning I was told I would have a disbursement at the end of November and I would receive the 500$ scholarship when course is completed and satisfied. Needless to say we are in week 8 and I still do not have a disbursement or an actual date I have 2 weeks left in the term my ledger card balance is 4005.00 is what they say I owe and just for 2 classes. I have been in chat sessions with the financial aid department every other week about this, they keep saying give it 10-14 days then they will say oh we're experiencing processing delays due to system maintenance or some foolishness to that nature. I mean it's not like I'm saying hey I just care about getting this money and that's all I want.. No that's not the case it is because if I took these loans out to help me pay for school I do have a right to know who what why and where because in the end I'm the one stuck with the bills and paying this money back Not them. So if anyone thinking about attending Kaplan I do think that the classes are great . But if you have to depend on financial aid like me to help then PLEASE DO NOT go here you will experience a lot of stress. Unless you are a very patient person and do not have a big need for the financial aid.

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Withdrawing from Kaplan University is very difficult

Psychology - November 24, 2015
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Do not waste your time with this “university.” When I tried to withdraw completely from Kaplan University, Camille S would not help me. When I called Student Services to withdraw completely from Kaplan University, I was transferred to 5 different people. I had to go to the Kaplan University web site and explain my situation to someone through Live Chat. The Kaplan University enrollment process is easy, but the Kaplan University withdrawal process is very difficult. Kaplan University customer service is horrible. Changing people’s lives daily through the power of education? This is much more accurate: Ruining people’s lives daily through the power of deceptive marketing and false advertising.

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Kaplan is a great experience

Heatlth Sciences - November 16, 2015
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I'm completing my Bachelor's degree from Kaplan University in February of 2016 in Health & Wellness. I'm also older, and a Veteran. I have read both good and bad reviews. What I can say is this was a great experience for me. I mean, I didn't have to drive and use gas to go to school. I didn't have to try and find parking. I didn't have to pay for parking. I didn't have to wonder what I was going to wear when I attended school, and I didn't have to be there at a certain time (except for attending seminar). I don't think I would have been able to finally complete my degree had it not been for Kaplan. They accepted most of my credits from the military, and other schools I attended. The support for me has been very good. I tell anyone, if you want something bad enough, you have to be the one who is proactive, and on top of things. Don't depend on someone else to do it for you. The negative reviews on here, in my opinion, are from people who didn't truly do their research, or weren't proactive. I highly recommend Kaplan. Sure, online is not for everyone. On campus is not for everyone. You have to know your strengths and weaknesses. You know, I know people who went to UCLA who swear it was the best experience, but ask someone who went to USC and they'll say "UCLA sucks!" Harvard students will say Stanford sucks! What I'm saying is, the quality of education a person gets at any school will be based on the effort they put in. A person could go to Compton College and get a better education than someone who went to Cal State. It just depends on your motivation to get educated. Kaplan is fine for me. I'm getting my degree and I'm proud of it. I also will graduate with honors.

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AAS Paralegal Studies Graduate

Legal Studies - November 1, 2015
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HI,I am a recent college graduate of Kaplan University. I have my Associates degree in Paralegal Studies. I took a break after graduating. I found Kaplan to be a great school, I read some reviews on the University before attending and like any other traditional or non traditional school etc, they had their pros and cons. I don't have a job in the field yet and I am hoping that I find something soon. I think that it is a great school I learned a lot through working hard, and asking a lot of questions. The professors are very supportive and they let you know the real deal. I respected the fact that they gave us run through on the difference of book knowledege and how it will actually be in the work place. I think that great things can be obtained from this school just the same as a traditional university or college. This is a professional field, so of course they are going to want you to have experience, and some one who knows exactly what needs to be done with little or no direction.

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I really need a job!

Medical Coding - September 29, 2015
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I recently started this class in June and after reading the reviews HOW can someone especially an online college LIE to so many people. I am spending my time and effort to be able to get a good paying job because I am 50000 in debt with student loans! I feel so bad and tricked and just betrayed, this is so unfair! I will join the lawsuit if you give me the information!

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Excellent Experience!!!

BS in Paralegal Studies - August 29, 2015
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I started this program with no legal experience and found the University and it's professors outstanding. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA, it was a tough program and you need to be organized and independent. There is a lot of work so be prepared if you enroll. While enrolled in the program, I found a full time entry level position in a law firm and was promoted to paralegal status upon graduation right away with an immediate salary increase. I am now a senior paralegal with 6 years experience, employed by a reputable firm with Florida Bar recognition and making a good salary. The program at Kaplan is what you make of it. If you are a hard worker and are serious about your education and furthering your career, you will do fine. If you are lazy and expect things to be handed to you, I would strongly suggest you not take the program. I found Kaplan's program to be outstanding and would recommend it to anyone with common sense and who is willing to work hard towards their career.In fact if they offered a doctorates degree I would enroll in a heartbeat.

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Thirty-one year Nutrition veteran just recived a resume from Kaplan grad who majored in Nutrition Science and applied for a Nutritionist position I am trying to fill

Nutrition Science - July 30, 2015
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When less than thenty-nine percent of reviews result in a positive assessment of any program, one might think that the responsible organization's leadership would appropriately close down the program. The initial review that could be accessed was pleading for people to understand the negative reviews! That means since it was the earliest review of the 14 online that could be accessed (dated in 2008), that there had to have been others before this one was posted. It is shameful that any school would market a degree program to prospective students as a legitimate, credible career opportunity for a health service discipline that strives to improve the health of those we serve. IF Kaplan really believed that their program would be competitive in the world we live in, then they would have already taken the appropriate steps to be accredited so that their graduates would see a genuine return on their investment(ROI). Only 4 of 14 accessible reviews received at least 3 out of 5 stars... that is sad.

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Undergraduate, Decent School

Buisness administration - June 14, 2015
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I've read a lot of negative reviews that sting Kaplan pretty bad for their confusion over Financial Aid and some class mix-ups. Online school is becoming a norm in society although it's not 100% accepted yet. It isn't for those looking for a traditional experience. Even in a traditional setting there is plenty to grip about when discussing financial information and even class schedules it's the two topics (anywhere in life) that people usually are pushed over the edge by. So if you’re looking for that experience online is not for you. I earned my Associates Degree (Business Administration) in 2013. I had such a great experience with my advisers, professors and it fit with my life that I decided to continue with them to obtain my Bachelors degree which I am about to finish up as of December 2015. Since I began I can see a shift in the criteria that is being taught it seemed as if a year into my program they were revamping the materials to make it more challenging. Online learning is a learning curve for everyone and it will continue to change but the experience is going to be what you make it. You cannot expect them to hand you a diploma if you're not willing to put in the time to work for it. That being said, just like any traditional school you have great professors and you also have some pretty crappy one's too - that's why you have to be engaged participate in the surveys and ask questions to get you through it. I can say that after I earned my degree it advanced my career and my career options. Online is not for everyone but I chose to go here and they give you the 5 weeks to determine if it is a good fit for you or not, take advantage of it. As this process becomes more accepting I think reviews will get better but if you're looking for the same "traditional" degree then go to a brick and mortar school. These online degrees are for working or complex scheduled people. I appreciate the fact that I can work full time, attend school and I save money on gas and books. Yes it is compensated for in tuition but I think my time is more valuable. I advise anyone who is working on a non-clinical degree, and is self motivated to give it a try. If you expect to become a doctor or a nurse with an online degree I would suggest you go to a community college at the very least to get your hands on experience. Like many others have pointed out, you get out of it what you put in it. Don’t discredit this University because someone had financial aid issues or they were upset about a scheduling issue, we all have some issue, address it and move on. Look at the core value and quality you are getting from the material these Professors. They are passionate about what they’re doing and you can tell that in how they teach every week in seminar and through the constant communications to students. It’s a decent school for online education.

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About to enroll in Nutrition Science.

Nutrition Science - May 26, 2015
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I am about to enroll in the Kaplan BS in Nutrition Science program. I am well aware that this is not a dietician program. It's in writing on the course description page. I don't want to be a dietician. I did consider it, but it seems to be nearly impossible. I am currently living in Korea due to my husband's job and the hoops I would have to jump through to become an RD would just be too much. I'm not able to rate most of the categories because I haven't attended any classes yet. I'm also going in with an associates degree. I hope the classes I will not have to take will weed out any person who just doesn't understand how college works.

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AWFUL COMMUNICATION/EXTENSIVELY HIGH PRICES

Psychology - May 21, 2015
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I chose Kaplan in an effort to be loyal. I had earned a prior Technical Diploma from them and thought it would just be easier to get my Bachelor's with them as well. Financial Aid is the most horrible travesty that I have ever had to deal with when it comes to my education. They were saying that I was running out of FA, but when I had them break it down to me, they continued to give me different amounts. To make a long story short there was no break for my loyalty to them. The advisors are difficult to reach and their FA department can be down right RUDE! If you are looking for interaction and clarification when it comes to you finances, this is not the school for you. Alos their staff has an extremly large turn over rate.

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This was a great experience!

Heatlth Sciences - April 7, 2015
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I cannot agree with most of the reviews about KAPLAN University. I have recently obtained my Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness at KAPLAN and I have had nothing but a good experience my entire stay. All my previous education and schooling was completed in Germany and the transfer standards to American schools are somewhat difficult to explain; one has to get translations, transcripts etc. KAPLAN however has not only been very understanding and helpful with the aforementioned, but also in accommodating to the active duty military lifestyle my family and I lead (two small children). Learning at KAPLAN was fun and challenging and I can honestly say that while perhaps an online only school may not be for everyone, especially those having issues with self drive, motivation and ambition, it is a great choice for those whom learn well on their own and have no problems following directions and instructions. While computer knowledge would certainly help a lot, Tech Support is always there to explain and lend a helping hand, I had no problems at all with that. The professors are just like they would be in real life at a brick-and-mortar school; 99% were outstanding, caring individuals with great personalities, others were a little bit more of a challenge but not a deterrent at all. I not once had any issue with the instructors that was not promptly resolved or dealt with, mainly because I am very precise student striving to fulfill all requirements as stated and because I am friendly and respectful of class mates and the faculty. Any person reasonably smart and willing to put in the work will find KAPLAN to be a great choice of school, while anyone not willing follow instructions, be on time for online seminars, discussions or the occasional team exercises should actually attend a different school that perhaps gives more detailed instructions or is less inclined to expect adults to act as such. Anyone truly interested in furthering their education, and doing it on their own schedule, can do it. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.96, and that with English as a second language. ;)

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I'm getting what I want

Health and Wellness - March 19, 2015
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I'm currently a student with Kaplan University. I've read many of these reviews. One thing I will first say is you get out of something what you put into it. I read people complaining about the school and I'm willing to bet these same people would have complained no matter where they went. I will complete my bachelor's degree in December of 2015. I have had days when I just didn't feel like completing all of my assignment, and I've had days where I've completed them ahead of time. Thing is, Kaplan is giving me what I need. I love the fact that I can come home, turn on my computer, and attend a seminar. I love that I can, on my time, complete assignments. I love that I can communicate with people from all over the country and network. I love that I don't have to get in my car, drive to a campus, find parking, walk to a class, and deal with thousands of people. Having the ability to do it from home is awesome. I love the 10 week courses, then a 10 day break. And I love that I'm maintaining a 3.79 gpa. I'm an older student. I didn't take the time to complete college while I was in the military. When I got out, I took a class here and there, but didn't have the discipline to complete them, or life just got in the way. Marriage, divorce, kids, moving out of state, working, dating, and getting married again all had me delaying my education. But now, with Kaplan, I finally am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So, for anyone reading this review, I say, whatever you start make sure you complete it. Of course you will have issues with the school, or if not, there will be something else to complain about. Make sure you're doing all you need to do to be successful at any school. I say it's never the school, it's always the person. There are thousands of schools in this country. And there is good and bad in every one. Do you think people who go to Harvard or Yale believe their education is better? What about people who go to any state school? Do you think they believe their education is inferior to any other school? No. There are people who attend Harvard who are no more successful that someone who attended Compton College. It's never the school, it's always the person. So, if you're contemplating attending Kaplan University, remember, your success here has nothing to do with the school, it's all about how much you apply yourself. You can do the minimum or you can exceed it. You will get out what you put in. And that's all I have to say.

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Want to be a real NP? Don't go here.

Family Nurse Practitioner - February 22, 2015
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If you are wanting to become a real NP, stay away from Kaplan. I enrolled here thinking that it would be a piece of cake and I could get through with my NP certification sooner. Biggest mistake and one of the most expensive of my life. Where do I even begin? From the very first class, I should have dropped out. The instructor refused to answer questions, was not available, would not return graded papers. It took 4 of us contacting the Dean of the college before the issue was even addressed. At the last minute, they assigned a new instructor which allowed us to complete this class, but I should have left at that point. Kaplan also was insistent, that even though I had already completed a 10 hour Capstone course, that I would have to repeat the course in their program. They refused to even hear that I had already completed the course, and insisted that it was a "completely different course" while offering no explanation as to why my MSN class course description nearly matched theirs for the Capstone course. I have noticed that they have now removed this requirement from their NP programs. Surprise, surprise. I wonder how many other students complained about this nonsensical requirement? It would have cost me another 3 months of my program and at least $1800. No other programs that I had looked at, had this requirement. For class MN553, it wasn't until I was in the class and starting it that I was informed that I would need an extra $300 of material for the class in order to complete the health assessments properly. For a student and working adult, this is a significant chunk of change to have to immediately come up with in order to successfully complete this class. Big fail on the part of Kaplan here to not inform students of this up front. Several classes had the wrong information listed for textbooks and syllabus. When I complained about this to the instructor, I was reprimanded. Instructors are supposed to have coursework graded within 7 days of submission. Several instructors are consistently 8-10 days late on this requirement. However, students are not given such leeway. I had issues with financial aid from the get go. No other program I have ever attended gave me such grief. They do not have anything but form letters with which to respond to you from, you can't get ahold of anyone on the phone, and they don't offer any type of tracking of when your funds post, refunds are sent, etc. It's frightening. On top of that, I was informed that so many people look at your financial records that it's not even funny. Where's the privacy at? The reason that I finally left was because of plagiarized test questions. Kaplan took, verbatim, many test questions on a final exam and several quizzes directly, word for word, from Margaret Fitzgerald's books for NP study. That did it. When I complained, and filed through the proper channels, it was swept under the rug, and they pretended as if they did nothing wrong. I filed complaints with the publisher of the book and the CCNE and I withdrew from Kaplan. For a school that states that they do not tolerate plagiarism from their students, they are certainly willing to accept it from their own and their instructors. Had I done this on any of my assignments, I would have been kicked out of my program. I took this very seriously. Kaplan did not, and because of that, I withdrew from my program. I am now enrolled in a more quality program and I feel lucky that I left when I did before I went further into debt and had more issues with this school. Please, if you want to be a nurse practitioner, go somewhere else.

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Don't Do It. Student

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - January 25, 2015
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Well I am letting all nurses with their Associates Degree to not come here, they do not recognize it. I took the first semester and was told 8 weeks into the course that I did not meet criteria with the Associates Degree for my Nursing. Even though my Official Transcript states Associates in Science for Nursing, and the prior Associates that I took transferred 5 classes into my nursing degree, so I only had 50 credits left to finish my Nursing degree, which was basically all my nursing courses. But no that is not how it works and they do not transfer in credits for that. They wanted me to take another 41 credits and told me it was a Diploma and not a Degree. I was pissed beyond belief, that first I had to deal with this and prove that it was a Degree. Wrote a letter to the Dean, Can you say USELESS? Yup, she was. She kept telling me that she would look into it and get to the bottom of this. She never looked once. 3 emails later and she was telling me Excuse Me but there are multiple people that look at transcripts and that she and my so called Advisor were working on it, but still no results. I left this college after the first course with a 99.84 Average, but I have no idea what I am doing because I took a Diploma and not a Degree, not saying Diploma is bad, but to me it boiled down to the money and I refused to pay more than I knew I had too. Their Financial Aid department was another disgrace. They have no clue about Financial Aid. They held my credit, which is fine I told them too, but then told me that I would owe $840 for the next semester. I asked how that was possible with the Financial aid scheduled for February and the credit balance would be about 4500.00, but they said it would not be. Oh well do yourself a favor and do not go here. Kaplan does not care about anyone other than their pocketbook, very poor Customer Service all the way up to the Dean. BBB is also being made aware of this facility. There are other colleges out there that do not play games, may be a little more expensive, but much easier to work with. LU is the place to be, it was quick, easy, and done in no time and they took both my Associates Degrees and 73 credits later transferred in to the program.

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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful

Wonderful Opportunity for those WHO ARE NOT LAZY and do not expect everything handed to them on a silver platter

Law and Criminal Justice::Paralegal - January 24, 2015
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They give you everything you need, to succeed. I have a wonderful experience. My academic advisor Laura is the best and I plan to keep her as my advisor while pursuing my Bachelor's. I graduate in April 2015 and I am excited. No degree is worthless, you have to make plans on marketing the skills you have learned. This is a wonderful opportunity for people like me. I went to the local community college to ask questions and they looked at me as if I had crawled from under a rock. I have had classmates, who do not turn in work, do not research for their discussion board discussions, and then blame Kaplan. Kaplan is not the place for students, that need their hands held. I have never, in two years, asked a question and did not get an answer for it. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND THE OPPORTUNITY I AM GETTING. The work is very challenging, and if you are lazy and think that you should be petted the whole time then you will not do well. I just got done writing a paper, and thought I would pull my hair out, but I did a good job on it. My professors have been great, a few were kind of blah, but the same can be said for some professors, at a brick and mortar school. My experience has been great, you get out of life, what you make out of it.

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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful

FNP lacks supportive teachers and administration - way too expensive

Family Nurse Practitioner - January 21, 2015
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I am in the middle of the online FNP program and am earning As. My problem is the lack of support by the administration if and when you have a complaint about anything. Quiet often when you complain, instead of being undertanding and compassionate, they turn it against you and suggest that you may not be a 'good fit' for their program if you have so many concerns. Or when you repeatedly ask a teacher to clarify an assignment and they literally insult you by suggesting you haven't read the assignment. This program is far too expensive to be treated with such disrespect by the very same people you would expect to work alongside as nurses. They will often refer you back to policies and procedures, for example how to 'properly complain' than address the question or complaint. I only stuck with the program this long because I can only handle them in 10 week periods at a time. The only positive comment is that I like their discussion post system (better than Blackboard) and I have benefited from the texts that were recommended. Otherwise I don't foresee continuing because I don't think the content will prepare me enough for boards.

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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful

DONT make the same mistake I did!!

Heatlth Sciences - December 20, 2014
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I was informed with just three terms left that my financial aid will run out before I complete my degree and therefore my diploma will be held until I pay the amount of over six thousand dollars for the last terms. I am getting my degree because I have been working low paying jobs for so long that I wanted to move up in my career and now I am finding that this degree, when I finally get it since it will likely take my a year to pay off the balance and then receive it, is likely going to do nothing for me. The majority of "real" colleges WILL NOT EXCEPT CREDITS FROM KAPLAN and therefore I am unable to use them to transfer to another school. Therefore, I am now stuck with over 50 thousand dollars of debt for a Bachelor's degree that should have only cost about 30 thousand. All of that for a degree that is ultimately meaningless.

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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful

Not great but not the worst

Communications - December 20, 2014
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I really wanted to put out an accurate perspective on Kaplan as many people think Kaplan is a scam. It is true that the school has had legal difficulties in the past, and that can leave a bad taste in the mouth for some. Another poster mentioned that the classes are all the same, in the communications program this has been true thus far. I have taken 2 major classes and both have covered the exact same materials. The Intro course is rather boring as it focuses mainly on the workplace as opposed to real life skills. Kaplan students tend to be older so it is a safe assumption that most know how to dress and act during an interview. My biggest pet peeve as far as coursework goes are the 2 English Composition core courses. Comp 1 uses the KU writing guide which covers things like how to structure a paragraph and APA, while it does not cover things like grammar or punctuation. Comp 2 (I am taking now) links to podcasts and articles to the KU writing center and "Ted Talks" videos. I had hoped that these classes would focus more on the mechanics of writing as opposed to learning how to create an outline or draft. The Professors I have had have been fair (my GPA is 3.75) and have been very helpful when I had questions or concerns. I have not had too many problems with financial aid however I have heard from others who have attended Kent State and other B&M schools FA is always a nightmare. They tend to put off sending out stipends as long as they possibly can (at least in my case) and only sending a check as opposed to direct deposit is a bit "old school". The advisers are great and will help you if you can actually catch them. However I am not a fan of the policy that has recently gone into effect that a student must follow a specific sequence of their degree plan. I understand the reasoning behind this but I really would have preferred to finish the core requirements before getting too far into the program. Another "complaint" I have is that many students do not use Standard American English, and post dbs in "text talk". This can be extremely difficult to respond to. Lastly, the school is extremely expensive. I have read many reviews where folks got into the last few terms and were not able to finish due to maxing out student loans. This is very possible and a major concern for anyone who does not have a nest egg or family to fall back on for support. With the recent news of Pell grant funding being cut by 303 mil (about 1k per student per year if it stands) I did quite a bit of number crunching and realized that I will not be able to finish as I will have maxed out my loans by the last two terms and I do qualify for the max that the government offers. Because of this I have decided to leave Kaplan and pursue an online degree at a less expensive nonprofit school. Having said all that, I do believe that Kaplan is a good school that has a lot of potential. The Professors are in general great, the coursework can be a bit repetitive but most of us learn by repetition. The live lectures can be great or overwhelming depending on how busy you are in your own life. The students are just like people everywhere, some are awesome people and some suck. My advice would be to do your homework and research all of your options before committing to anything. Make sure to figure out the complete costs of your program including the $200 technology fee per term to ensure you will have enough money to complete whatever degree you are pursuing.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful

Well got a bill and received no good knowledge

Criminal Justice - October 17, 2014
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Well let me start by saying, i should have chosen a different school. I started school in 2006 at a different university. I started Kaplan with my Masters and i am not sure that i learned anything useful. The courses were a repeat over and over again. The courses that were interesting and i could actually learn something from, were discontinued. It was expensive, and needless to say that i cant remember much of anything from the courses, well nothing that will actually help me in my career path. I recently, finished my degree. However, i had financial aid through the whole process of my schooling, and then here comes my final course/exam. Which included 5 10 page papers that i had to finish in a total of 3 weeks. Which was sheer torture and not expected, as my academic counselor apparently quit, in my prior course to the final exam course, and no one told me about her no longer being there, until i emailed her and got a message about this will not be answered...etc... Well i finished with a 100% in my final exam course. However, i was hit with a 200 dollar bill. Could not figure out why i was not told that i would owe 200 dollars out of my own pocket. What a lovely surprise. THEN i proceeded to get calls sometimes 3 times a day from Kaplan, almost 4 times a week. Which is another lovely surprise. Be prepared to do nonsense work, with 2-5 page papers due almost every week! THAT was not exciting, since i have a full time job, a husband and 2 kids to take care of. The education i received will not help me in any career i chose. So basically, all the courses are the same, stay away from the criminal justice degree from Kaplan. It is terrible. i have no experience with the other courses, so maybe they are good, maybe they are not. But my advise is to go to another school, maybe a nonprofit school, where you might actually get an education!!! I do not feel that i learned anything from this school for my degree. It is a shame, now i have over 100k in student loans. Kinda get the feeling that school is a waste, better off to get hands on experience with an actual job in the field you want to be in.

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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful

Kaplan student review. SCAM! SCAM ! Listen to other people

Early Childhood Education - October 3, 2014
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I needed a school to attend. My previous school liberty university I could not attend until I payed a balance (BIG MISTAKE) Liberty is the best online school in my opinion. Anyways I chose Kaplan wanting to receive my own opinion on the school as my academic adviser told me too. There is a 3 week grace period THANK GOD. So you will not have to owe if you consider to withdraw. But in my first two weeks it was hell. Academic advisers not calling me back. Financial aid having me send documents three and four times because they couldn't "Read" the text I wrote on the document. Then I was told they have everything they needed. NOPE. Went on my account documents the next day it stated "OTHER FA DOCUMENTS" I call to see why the same email address I have been giving for the past 2 weeks they could not confirm. I told the lady I talked too I wanted to withdraw I have been to other online schools and never experience this and I will be writing a review all of a sudden everyone wanted to help and talk me out of it. DON'T FALL FOR IT THEY WANT YOUR MONEY. I had until Tuesday to withdraw but I decided to do it early because I remember them saying if a document takes 24 hours to process and your 3 week period is up even if you request it in that time frame your responsible for part of your tuition. WTF. I am telling you they harassed me called me all day long left 7 voice mails trying to convince me to not withdraw it is scary.

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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful

Excellent College - Amazing Learning Experience

Information Technology - September 21, 2014
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I have so many positive things to say about Kaplan, but I'll keep it brief. My professors have all been very educated, qualified, and extremely knowledgeable in the courses they teach. This has been an outstanding learning experience for me, and to make it all worth it the degrees are accredited. I see people on blogs and sites saying Kaplan degrees are not worth the paper they are printed on which is a blatant lie. 6 months ago when I started at Kaplan I knew absolutely nothing about computer programming. Now I can code a website from the ground up. I am on my way to fufill my dream of being a Computer Scientist and Kaplan is more than qualified to be my University of choice.

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My Awful Experience at Kaplan

Law and Criminal Justice::Paralegal - August 30, 2014
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Received 1 hardback book then received terrible ebooks. Their ebooks are not worth the time to attempt to writ your papers. Time there as an AA student was great. BS defree had the WORST instructors ever. They just wanted to get though the seminar and feedback via email was awful! I then began receiving chemo therapy so I didn;t do well because I wouls go inti remission and then back to chemo. They dropped me because they had TOUGH restrictions on returning. My grant and all my loans PAID for my last course. Now, all of a sudden I owe them $983! WHAT? Can't even get a reason from Financial aide other than we will garnish your check! DON'T GO HERE INLESS YOU ARE WEALTHY!I'm going to contact the National Loan company and see what they can tell me.

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6 of 15 people found the following review helpful

Good School; No Academic and Social Support/Interaction

Nutrition Science - August 13, 2014
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I dropped my program because even after I sent out materials begging for support and had documented proof, I was left to struggle on my own. I received minimal support when I had any questions regarding my education, and if I received report, it was after I completed the work. I was criticized for not working hard enough when I spent all of my time working on my classes. The class materials, especially in the Composition classes, constantly contradict themselves, and it was never acknowledged when I pointed out those mistakes. It is a valid theory that most people giving Kaplan excellent reviews are already high- grade students and probably never needed any extra support. I was afraid to send my materials, but I sent them because I did not want to fail classes due to my circumstances. I was failing in second term before I dropped out, and only then, did I get any support for the various departments to get back to me within a timely manner. Kaplan University is a good school, but anyone who needs or expects extra academic support and social interaction should stay away and lean more towards a traditional university setting.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful

Highly Recommend

Criminal Justice - July 1, 2014
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I have read a number of these reviews and feel badly for those that have had a less than favorable experience with Kaplan University. I have been enrolled with Kaplan since February of 2011, my final term begins tomorrow. I will also be returning to Kaplan for my Master’s Degree in January of 2015. I would like to address some of the issues brought up in the other reviews. One is the fact that Kaplan is not accredited with the American Bar Association, respectfully speaking, it does not have to be, as it is not law school. They are an affiliate of Concord Law School which is accredited with the American Bar Association. Kaplan University has the appropriate regional accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is better than national accreditation which is specific to certain types of schools and colleges such as trade, religious and technical schools and liberal arts colleges whose model of instruction is different than traditional colleges and universities. During the time I have been with Kaplan I have met other students that have transferred from other online universities that have stated they were glad they did. Personally, whether you are attending a brick and mortar school or an online school the key factor will be ‘personalities’ and that applies to both, the professors and the students. I have personally experienced rudeness from both sources. Just as some of my friends who chose local brink and mortar campuses. People are people no matter where they are and that’s a fact. Regardless, I am extremely satisfied with Kaplan as my choice and I have no regrets as my curriculum is equal to and in some cases more advanced than those who are attending the local campuses. I would and do wholeheartedly recommend Kaplan University to anyone seeking a career in Criminal Justice. The singular drawback to Kaplan is that they do not have a Doctorate Program; out of 43 online colleges and universities there are only 5 colleges that offer it. My rating for the school is not 100% simply because while there were great improvements in the area of technology such as the implementation of interactive labs and text books, there is always room for improvement and I believe that Kaplan will make these improvements as ability and time permit.

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful

So Far So Good!

Public Health - June 18, 2014
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Hello All, I viewed the reviews for Kaplan before I started taking classes. I am at the beginning of my 2nd week of classes, classes started June 11th. I really like my classes so far. The application process went well. I am using loans and a scholarship and would have liked for my financial aid package to be completed around the time of completion for my admission application. How much financial aid I received did have some importance on if I would be attending the school. I would have like to known if I could afford tuition before I finalized my application. Also, I would like the residual amount of money to be disbursed quicker than the 3rd week of classes because I like to rent my books for cheaper than I can buy them for. A good thing though was Kaplan provides a textbook voucher that is like an advance on funds that are in additional to loans or scholarship, so that you can buy textbooks before classes start. They follow up in all other departments. I would get a regular phone call or email from my student advisor. I think if you want to be success at Kaplan there are numerous resources to help with that success. What I really enjoy are the quality of students in classes with me. Most of the students are in their late 20's some are in their 50's so it allows for so many different perspectives. Also, the discussion boards have been filled with intelligent responses. I can actually tell that they are very educated. The discussions are well thought out, grammatically correct responses. So far I like the university. I pray things continue to go well so that I can be prepared to work in the field of Public Health

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful

I think this school is well worth it

Criminal Justice - June 9, 2014
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I have been attending Kaplan for close to three years now. When I first enrolled some people told me that I would find a better education at a traditional school. Some people told me Kaplan wont teach you a darn thing except how to be broke from paying for school loans. Three years later I am about 2 weeks away from finishing my Bachelors in Criminal Justice and all I can say it has been quite an experience. This school is not for the lazy. Sometimes your writing 2 papers a week, doing your weekly seminars, discussion boards, quizzes, and anything else you have to do that week. I found myself spending more time in front of my computer then I ever thought. One thing I don't like is they converted everything over to e-books which are ok but if you want a hard cover book your paying extra. Most of the bad reviews this school gets are from the lazy people that haven't figured it out that this school will not just carry you along, or form people who don't understand the financial aid process. The truth is this school will work you to death every week in these upper level classes. Some people complain that the seminars are a big chat room, well to be honest they are but your not supposed to be chatting your supposed to be listening to the life lecture from your professor during that time. The professors are very helpful during these times and will normally stay after if you have questions. The lower 100 level classes yeah you can get by doing a little less and receive a decent grade. Right now I cant wait for this term to end, for the simple fact I spend more time with my computer then my family due to the work this school gives. To be honest I would say that sometimes I don't know how they expect you to get it all done in a week. This is a good challenging school that will take you where you want to go.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful

Kaplan's worth every penny

Buisness administration - June 7, 2014
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I am a returning Kaplan student. I graduated in 2006 with my Bachelor's in Business from Kaplan. I am now back for my Master's in Public Administration. It's a shame that people are "bashing" Kaplan. I love this school. I too, had attended Univ. of Phoenix, prior to Kaplan. I was very displeased with their team classwork environment, and lackadaisical teaching style. I switched to Kaplan College (at the time). I worked my butt off. Nothing was handed to me, I fought for everything. I was consistently on the Dean's List, and sporadically President's List. This is a great school! I could have gone anywhere for my Master's, but I came back to Kaplan, because it deserves my loyalty. I've been Kaplan proud for many years. The quality of the online environment is what you make it. If you care about your own learning experience then you will do great.

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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful

Graduate of Kaplan University

Buisness administration - May 21, 2014
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I am a Bachelor's graduate of Kaplan University. I have never had issues or complaints with the educators or course work. All my instructor's were highly educated and always prepared for class. I found the course work challenging and had to work for my degree. I want to share my positive experience with Kaplan University since there are so many negative reviews/experiences. Overall I am very pleased with my experience. I did use financial aid (federal grants and student loans) to fund my education costs. I did experience one issue with financial aide where the University took out 2 thousand additional dollars during my last term which showed as credited in the end, but when compared to my student loan, no credit was seen. Based off my educational experience, I would recommend Kaplan University.

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful

Good Experience

Psychology - April 15, 2014
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Hello, I agree with the people who left positive reviews. You HAVE to apply yourself in any online program or you will fail. If you fail, it is not Kaplan doing it to you, but you yourself. When I joined Kaplan University, I came in with an AAS in Criminal Justice from TESST College of Technology (an affiliate on-site campus of Kaplan). I had graduated with 90 credits and a Summa Cum Laude (3.84 GPA). Because I am a Veteran and I had some credits through my military training, I was able to come into the advanced BS of Psychology Program with a total of 109 credits. I was also able to receive the military discount on all classes and material. Kaplan is really good to Veterans! The teachers and staff are all very communicative and knowledgeable. It's a great school to attend if you are motivated and want to graduate! Well worth signing up. Thank you, Kaplan!

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful

Online seminars don't work

Health Information Technology - April 15, 2014
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I have been at Kaplan for over a year and the seminars used to work fine, but now gradually every week I am having more and more trouble logging into my seminar because the Kaplan website keeps crashing when to many people try to log in at the same time. I have noticed the class sizes getting bigger because they would rather get as much money from you as they can even though they know when there is to many students in one seminar the website crashes and the fact that they charge me a $200 technology fee every term for what not to be able to attend seminar. I am really thinking about calling it quits with this school and go to my local community college. Also the financial aid office is so slow with mailing out your stipends. You are supposed to receive your stipend by the third week of the term and usually don't receive it till the sixth that is more than half way through the term.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful

Extremely Satisfied Kaplan Student

Psychology - February 12, 2014
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I want to start off by saying, enrolling into a school isva huge deal, so it would be wise to actually READ everything before you sign it! I'm so tired of reading complaints about Kaplan from people who are compltely ignorant. Like when someone complains that they had to pay for half of a term when they droped the class within the first 3 weeks, and they say Kaplan is stealing because they do that. Well if you had read what you signed it states in the paperwork that that is the exactly what happens. You signed a contract, why should they lose money cause you were in breach. It's exactly the same when you're renting an apartment, and you break the lease. As far as FA is concerned, I've never had any trouble with the people that work in that department. Now I'm sure that other people have, but why don't you Google ANY college and try to find one that doesn't have complaints about their FA department....you can't! Anyway, I'm currently enrolled at Kaplan and EARNING my bachelor's degree in psychology with a concentration in substance abuse. I have a 4.0 GPA, but it was not handed to me, I work my tail off for it. They don't hand out grades like that, you have to earn them. Just because this is an online school, doesn't mean it's easy. If anything it takes more self control and responsibility than attending a brick and mortar. Most of the professors also have jobs in their field. Alk of my psychology professors also work in clincs, hospitals, and one even has her own practice. My sister in law is a student a Penn State and when I showed her my textbooks, and work she said it's identical to her psych class. I think the people that have so much crap to say about the curriculum, just could handle it. Most commercials for online schools say you get your degree in your own time, which is both true znd false. You get your work at the beginning of the week and it's due in exactly one week. You don't just do it and turn it in whenever you feel like it, and you're penalized when your work is late. Kaplan is an amazing school, with incredible professors, and support from tutors and counselors. You get what you put into it!! Good luck to everyone!!

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful

Rip OFF. liars!

Legal Studies - February 6, 2014
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I attended the school for about 2.5 weeks were in I had been on the phone with Fiancial Aid, Registrar, Advisors and Support. One department tells you one thing and another department tells you somerhing else. DO NOT start the school without having your fianacials in line first because they will take their sweet time processing the information while you are taking your classes and then you may agree or disagree. However in such a small term every day counts. When you get to 26% of the term you are responsible for 75% of tuition!!! Even if you are not at fault!. It is the dilemma I am in right now. I submitted everything on time and when Kaplan finally processed all I was "conviniently" ( for them) at 30% of the term and am responsible for 75%. So not fair. Guys it is a scheme!

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8 of 19 people found the following review helpful

Just graduated from UW-Madison Law School

Legal Studies - January 27, 2014
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Don't buy the reviews that tell you Kaplan degrees will not get you into a quality law school. UW is top 40, and accepted me no questions asked. Work hard and you can accomplish your dreams.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful

Kaplan University -Not for the Weak Minded

Psychology - January 19, 2014
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I don't really like writing reviews; however, I feel Kaplan does not receive enough credit. I have 1 1/2 months left until my Bachelor of Psychology degree and if rigorous coursework is what you are looking for, you will find it here. The teachers are not going to let you slide by on your charms. At first this angered me, not because I wanted to slide by, I just wanted it to be easier. When I gave it some thought, I asked myself, wouldn't you want to go to a professional that was truly educated? Especially in the world of psychology where you are dealing with people's lives that's a very crucial and sensitive thing. So, now I appreciate it, all the hard work. If anyone attends Kaplan and fails, it is their own fault. I have never seen any institution offer so much help from the counselors to the teachers to the online free tutoring. They give you every bit of assistance you need to succeed without just giving you an easy pass. I love this school and they don't know I'm writing this I'm just very happy with my experience. The only thing is I didn't realize this when I started, but I live in Iowa and the graduation is in Chicago, IL I believe. I haven't really checked or verified that I'm just focusing on finishing right now.

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful

It works for me

Psychology - January 12, 2014
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I completed my B.degree in criminal justice (emphasis in forensic psychology)last November and am currently half way through my M. degree in addiction psychology. I have had a great experience at Kaplan and that is why I decided to return to this institution for my masters. I agree with the individual who stated that "you get in what you put in." I have worked very hard and dedicated much time and effort into my education and was able to complete my bachelor degree in three years, by taking three classes when I could. However, I did feel that grade inflation may have been taking place. In addition, I found all of the instructors extremely helpful and supportive as I also do in the masters program. I have found some differences in the graduate program, differences that I consider to be an improvement. I do not feel that grade inflation is an issue as I know of several students who have flunked out of the stats and research methods classes. I also feel that the work does appropriately become more challenging and for those of you who say it is not a "real" school , I will have you know that two of my nephews who graduated from UCONN find the work to be appropriately challenging and comparable to the work that they had while completing their degrees. In fact, one of my math classes was said to be more difficult than theirs. So maybe UCONN is not a real school either. As far as the price, it is somewhat on the costly side however, I was in no way deceived about this before I enrolled and I honestly find Kaplan to be a quality institution. For those of you who say that no company will hire with a degree from Kaplan, I know of at least one. I found my dream job a few months ago, one that directly relates to the degree that I am currently working on and have an opportunity to move up quickly when I complete my degree in nine months. Obviously this company values the degree on some level as do I, knowing that I have put much effort into learning the material and concepts. So as it was stated previously, I believe that you get what you put in. You can learn using their flexible programs and no one should feel as though their degree will not be valued. I feel that that is just nonsense. So it may not be an ivy league school but it IS an accredited institution and earning a degree will always be beneficial.

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Kaplan is Well Worth the Investment

Master of Business Administration - December 31, 2013
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Hello, I have recently finished my Master's in Business Administration at Kaplan, and I have to say that the experience was absolutely awesome! I must say, however, that reading the reviews of past disgruntled students, I find myself scratching my head in total wonderment. First, it boggles the mind why anyone would complain that tuition is too high. The school is quite clear about how much tuition is, which is charged based on quarter credit hour. The school is also very military/veteran friendly as it provides tuition discounts to military and veteran students. Ultimately, Kaplan is an online univeristy, so if you are expecting the same kind of attention you would get at a brick and mortar school, then you will probably be disappointed. I have to say that some people just aren't cut out for online education. In the end, all but one of the professors I had while studying at Kaplan, which was for my Associates, Bachelor's and Master's degrees, were awesome and would bend over backward to help me out. At one point, I had been involved in a car accident where I broke my wrist and was in the hospital for several days. When I finally got home, I got a phone call from a very worried academic advisor who was checking in on me to see if something was wrong as I had fallen slightly behind on my coursework. The professor of the course had noticed this and informed the school to contact me. Once they were updated on my situation, I was given the necessary latitude to catch up and finish the course on time with an A. It is possible that some folks have had a bad experience at Kaplan as no place is perfect. I will say that Kaplan is a legitimate school that provides a quality education that is highly dependent upon the effort put in by the individual student. Those that don't believe that Kaplan is a legitimate university obviously did not attend the 2012 Kaplan Winter Commencement where the Key Note Speaker was Tony Dungy! If that isn't proof I don't know what is!

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I'm Impressed

Criminal Justice - December 25, 2013
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I am currently in progress of pursuing my Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice at Kaplan University - Online. My adviser was Austin Martin, and he was very helpful, informative, and stayed on top of my admissions up until I received an actual academic adviser. 'Djene Harriot is my adviser now and she calls me regularly to make sure I have everything I need and that I am confident in my choice to pursue this degree. I have had no issues with Financial Aid, as far as long hold times are concerned. Financial Aid processed my paperwork extremely fast, and sent me an estimated award letter within 2 weeks. I was impressed after hearing all of the negative reviews against this university. Community colleges even in your hometown can be shoddy when it comes to FA, and the admissions process. I was screwed over many times by accredited colleges that transfer to 4 year UNI's. Kaplan, so far, seems like a great school to attend...and it seems as though they will stay on top of my paperwork, admissions, and financial aid. The key is for the student to stay on top of their progress as well. Call them every other day or once a week and make sure everything is in order. If you do not keep up with them, then they will not keep up with you, point blank. If you expect them to contact you - you must contact them as well. Communication is a two way street, not a one way. So do not be on the one way and expect to get anywhere with any school. I start my classes on January 8th.

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Kaplan University needs to practice what they preach

Information Technology - December 10, 2013
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I do not even know where to begin with this school. Everything about this school is just WRONG! First, the program is about a high school level program. You will not be satisfied with what you have learned from this course. You will not want to tell people you went to this school. That is how pathetic it is. Next, you will pay an absorbent amount of money for books & labs which you will never use. For example, you will pay ~ 100.00 for a lab that you will only use one time in a 6 week term. You can go through the entire course without needing the book (though they wont tell you that), because the professors make no requirement on the reading and referencing of the materials. The professors are all inconsistent when it comes to the class rubrics. Each interpret the APA standard differently. Some professors send your work through TurnItIn to check for plagarism and some do not. Some allow you to submit late work, some do not. Discussion boards and seminars are a huge joke! Do not even get me going on those. Lastly, read how they do not preactice what they preach, when they stole my Masters project work - http://www.change.org/petitions/kaplan-university-school-of-information-technology-cease-and-desist-using-all-of-my-work

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Compare with other online university first....they suck

Information Technology - November 14, 2013
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Can I say poor poor poor experience in any college I ever attend. I'd rather go to community college where they care about students. Kaplan suck customers service is the worst I have seen from regular support to registration. You play phone tag everyday. Shop around guys Kaplan is not the only school online.

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Bachelors of Health and Wellness

Heatlth Sciences - November 11, 2013
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Happy Wellness to All of You, I was enrolled in the Health and Wellness program at Kaplan University. I enjoyed every last bit of the program except one professor in the biochem department, but overall I was able to complete the program and gain my degree. In my last semester, I ran into financial aid difficulties because I maxed out of my total undergrad borrowing limit. I had never heard of that, but I know I got to pay for my education. I want to say to many of you that are thinking about enrolling or a students already enrolled keep going and don't stop. You are going to bump into rude and unsupportive professors, they are in every school. In the health and wellness major, the instructors are great and im not just saying it. Students that finish the health and wellness program can work in gyms, fitness clubs, corporate wellness centers, assisted living/nursing home wellness director (requires about 3 months more schooling at the community college). There are more jobs out there including some humans service positions as well. The nutritional program, the school tells the student from day 1, you will not be eligible to take the ADA exam at the end of the degree program. There may be provisions for a Masters degree in dietetics and nutrition at a brick and mortar classroom setting. This will allow you to get the internships that you need to get licensed. Another way to get licensed is through internships at the local teaching hospital (county). It take 900 hours of internship to satisfy the board. Do the internship and get the license. You can still work without a license, but just the degree. You can work as a diet tech, dietician's assistant, dietary supervisor, district nutritional school specialist. there are even teaching opportunities in the school districts. The list goes on and on. Kaplan is a good school. just becareful of the major that YOU choose. Take care and be in good health.

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joke

Information Technology - October 14, 2013
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I think that high school was more challenging than this school was. I have maintained a 4.0 throughout this entire degree without opening a single book. I am not exaggerating about that one bit. I am not a great student either. I think that this is a diploma mill and they just want your money. The staff is great but I didn't learn enough to be comfortable going out and getting a job in this field. if you want something where all you have to do is show up and do your discussions then go here, I wish I wouldn't have wasted my time or money. Sure it feels great that I graduated after a year and a half but I didn't learn much except how to use excel. just keep looking something way better will come around

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Kaplan Has Been Great.

Human Services - October 7, 2013
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I am getting ready to start my fourth term with Kaplan. I can honestly say, I have had no problems. Grades have to be earned! I have been on the presidents, and Deans list until this last term, and it has been the hardest, but I was not as committed as I use to be. I still ended up with low 90's in both classes, but I earned every point! As far as financial aide, no problems, I always can expect a phone call at the end of a term from FA to see if I have any questions, and let me know when I will receive my stipends. I would recommend this University to anyone who wants to better their lives!

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DJ

Medical Coding - September 25, 2013
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If you are fortunate enough to placed at a hiring extern site, you are probably in the minority The rest of us looking to cash in on our pricey education cannot get passed "1 to 2 years experience". Save yourself some money and look at the job requirements in billing and coding. The Kaplan education prepares you for nothing in the real world.

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The Good and the Bad

Buisness administration - September 7, 2013
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I will be graduating from Kaplan this coming year. I am going for my associates degree in Accounting. The school educational department overall is very good. I have read a lot of these bad posts and they simply aren't true. At least from my experience. There are practice quizzes you can take repeatedly. However, the weekly final quiz, and final end of unit exam you take only once. Seminar participation is required. If you just open your computer and walk away you get a zero for it. Also for discussion posts there is a required amount of words that has to be written per unit, plus a required amount for reporting to at least 2 of your classmates posts. There are papers that are required to be written for some classes and they need to be in APA format, required length. There is a tutor center for help with math and English classes. They have a great resource library for references for papers. I have found 90 percent of my professors to be very helpful. The bad side to Kaplan is there financial department. You have to stay on top every term to make sure things are going correctly. I've had issue with my student loans being late to get sent to me. But never have they taken them. Some of the financial dept. is very helpful, but the others are just lazy plain lazy. I would only recommend kaplan if you have the time to keep up with the financial end. The educational side is excellent and I have learned a lot. Like any college, you get what you put into it. And you definitely can't just breeze through the classes, you have to put in the effort. I think there are past students who have failed and are trying to make the school look bad. For me ;accept the financial side) kaplan has been a great experience.

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You Get What You Put In

Information Technology - September 6, 2013
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I came in to Kaplan already with an Associates Degree in Business Management from Cochise College in Arizona along with certifications in Network Admin and Computer Repair and Maintenance. This put me into their advanced start program for IT. I thought that it would be hard to do these type of classes on line, but it was not bad at all. I attended the classes on certain nights that were required and constantly stayed in touch with the instructors. I found myself turning a lot of my work in early. I left with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology and with a 4.0 GPA, I carried a 3.76 while at Cochise.. It is all what you put into the classes if you want the results. I did not mind getting them the documentation for financial aid because I always stayed on top of it. The only warning I would have to give a student would be if you are not good in writing and preparing your papers to be turned in, make sure to good good at it if you want to succeed. There is a lot of paper writing for most of their courses so you will learn to get better at it.

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Avoid like the plague

Buisness administration - September 5, 2013
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Kaplan University is a scam. While the traditionally school carries 3 credits per course, Kaplan is 6 and you can only take 2 classes at a time at 10 weeks each. What this means is that it takes you twice the time to finish and owing twice the money. This is still regarded at full time status so that Kaplan can get as much federal aid money as possible. I completed two years with Kaplan and ended up with over $30000 in student loans with nothing to show for it. There financial aid process is also messy and confused so you will spend more time doing that than your studies. Check out APUS, I beg you. None of the problems there that I have had with Kaplan.

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Future Student

Psychology - August 5, 2013
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I have not yet read a story on someone finishing classes and finding a great job... why? I would love to see people come back and give reports rather good or bad. I will soon be starting classes with Kaplan online, which my husband has received his B. degree in Criminal Justice and now going for his M.degree. as far as I've seen, it is very convenient and helpful if your a parent and have to work for a living. If someone has finished or know someone who has, please let me know via email courtneycottrell21@yahoo.com. Thanks and good luck in life!!!

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Finacial AID

Criminal Justice - July 22, 2013
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I have had good experience with Kaplan University except the long wait times to speak to someone at Kaplan. If you call Financial Aid take out at least an hour and a half of your day to get through to someone (no joke), one reason why I am writing this review...I am still on hold an hour later. I was told that I had enough funding for three classes by my financial aid officer and after the term they bill me for that third class for $898.00 and tell me that I cannot take any other classes until the balance is paid in full. It is depressing and it pisses me off. Even after all the emails from the officer who "verified" my funding...I submitted everything to the budsman and they declined my paperwork and still saying that I owe $898.00 and will not be approved to further my education until it's paid in full. It's ridiculous...beware of Financial Aid...they suck!!

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Kaplan Not Bad But Needs Work

Legal Studies - July 21, 2013
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As a current Legal Studies Student, the upside is that I have NEVER had a professor NOT return an email asking them to explain a concept that I did not understand. While my current professor is somewhat sarcastic most are reasonable and so is the school. Case in point: Hurricane Sandy, I had no electric power and no internet for 11 days. Kaplan gave me a generous amount of time to complete my assignments and it worked out very well for me. The not so good; it seems that the professors are not impressed with the quality of the students they are teaching. One even said so in open live class. On the other side of the coin, I know for a fact that students are passing these courses but do not understand the materials in the courses they are taking. MAYBE when they go on to another class this IS WHY the do not seem very impressive to the instructors who complain about the quality of the students. In live class some professors are cut off before they can finish what they wanted to say to us because the Live Class Platform pulls the plug on them before they are finished. I also had one test question that was the same one they used 2 tests previously. Kaplan tech support is of little help with Windows Office 2013 and not yet up to speed on Windows 8. The REALLY not so good: #1 Students account is a PAIN in the butt! They call for money, yet my bank INDICATES that the check I sent them was CASHED, BUT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP on the student accounts representative's computer screen. 6 O'Clock at night I sit down for dinner, and have to pick up the phone, and be annoyed by them calling again, for something I already paid!

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Value of Kaplan University

Nutrition Science - July 8, 2013
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It is true that Kaplan gives MUCH higher grades (GPA) to students compare to any traditional or REAL universities. They enroll ineligible students to keep up their profits, that is why any credit transfers or eligible for getting a license will not be possible from this university. I have completed my B.S in nutrition science with 3.91, which no way i could be able to get this in other traditional universities like California state university. As far as education level goes, Kaplan university is no way even near of providing a graduate level education. Also, their classes are not transferable to other REAL accredited colleges or universities where you can actually apply for a nutrition license in future. Their fees are also very high for the level of education they provide. It clearly shows a sign of business where profit is their main concern, not education. THE TRUE EDUCATION IS ONLY ACHIEVED THROUGH TRADITIONAL WAY (FACE TO FACE) AND THROUGH NON-PROFIT COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES. Currently, for me that degree paper is a piece of trash, which i cant use it in any way. It is possible you can get a nutrition related job (non-license), but you will be required a lot of clinical experience. Another negative factor, you would be considered least in value from all eligible applicants, when you apply for a job. Best of luck for all of those who seek for real degrees.

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Stay Away!

Information Technology - June 28, 2013
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After an incredibly disenchanting phone call with an incredibly rude woman in the verification department I have decided to leave Kaplan. I am getting exhausted with picking up the slack of other peoples incompetence, and if this is the way that Kaplan University does business, I have absolutely no interest in continuing my education with them. Throughout previous phone call with the Verification department, I was belittled, treated as a child, and disrespected. I am sorry to leave but I have no interest in working with a company that allows employees to speak to a student in the way I have been.

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Terrible Customer Service

Information Technology - June 26, 2013
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I was approved for reentry after writing an essay and a 2 month wait, I also took some sort of 2 part test that I have no idea why I was required to take, and after doing all of this I was transferred to a new Reentry advisor that told me I had to start all over again. This advisor would not return phone calls nor emails (6) and was extremely frustrating as I kept missing term after term. I am at another university that is responsive and fair.

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FINANCAL AID DEPARTMENT SUCKS

Health Information Technology - June 5, 2013
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The financial aid department is no good I had to call four times to get answers as to why my financial aid wasn't put through come to find out they never requested it from the loan department. Each time I called they said they looked at my account and could not see any reason why and to wait a couple more days. So finally the last time I called they told me it wasn't requested by the department and she went ahead and did that. Now why in the world did the other people I talked to could not figure this out. If you decide to go here make sure you stay on top of the financial aid department as far as your loans.

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ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - June 1, 2013
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Well, i have took like 20 min's out of my time to actually read over a lot of reviews on this college and i must say, alot of it is pleasant to read and a lot is not. i started kaplan university ONLINE in october 2012 and so far it has done me well! Im in my 4th semester (starting june 2013). I can say that its not a bad school. i had the benefit of transferring my community college courses to kaplan and now i only have to do 1 year instead of 2 for the associates in medical assisting program. Im defnly happy about that. I graduate april 2014. Since i started kaplan i have been on the presidents list and holding a 4.0 gpa. The only problem i have READ with kaplan that kind of made me nervous is the clinical sites. I have a group that i started on facebook in october where we help one another out so much that we are really a family. we give help on assignments, discuss things about class ect ect.. <<here is the link : https://www.facebook.com/groups/331121063653910/ . But as i was on the site i saw a girl post something about her clinical site being over 60 miles from her house. WHEN I SAW THIS I FREAKED OUT. One of the main reasons i freaked out is because my 3 year old daughter is a cancer patient. I cant be going to a clinical site monday-friday for 8hrs that is 2-4hrs driving time. THATS RIDICULOUS!! I was so scared that i had to read more into it and talk to her about it. i need to be put somewhere close to be able to be there for my daughter and get there on time ect ect... As she had this post up a lot of ppl where commenting on it and LUCKILY ONE OF THE CLINICAL SITE INSTRUCTORS COMMENTED ON THERE AS WELL AND SET EVERYTHING STRAIGHT!... so thats pretty much the only problem i ran into. other than that i do see a lot of ppl complaining and stuff. just do your work, go to the 1 hr long seminars. the thing about being online is that things are done at your pace BUT THEY DONT PLAY AROUND WHEN THINGS NEED TO BE IN ON TIME!!... if anyone needs help come to my site we are very interactive and willing to help you.

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$2,500 tuition every 2.5 months is insanity.

Information Technology - May 18, 2013
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This school is a joke. These reviews are also a joke if anybody rates this school as good. In fact, take a second to read the "positive" reviews and if you can note the glaring grammatical errors, you will see why I say this place is a joke, because chances are highly likely that those people were given passing marks. A joke. The part that isn't funny is the cost of this "education"... The only reason I'm even reading through these reviews is to figure out how anybody manages to survive the last terms in this place because financial aid only covers a 4 year school....and well, I'm in my fourth year at Kaplan and guess what? Turns out that their 4 year bachelor degree program is actually 5 years-180 credits, with classes ranging from 5-6 credits and you are only allowed to take 2 classes a term (unless you make special arrangements to take 3 on an accelerated learning thing)....ugh, what a joke. Oh, and the best part is that if you miss a payment on this final year, you are immediately dismissed and you STILL have to make the payment. ha! So, you spend all of this time enrolled and wondering how the idiots in the class continue to get moved along with you despite their inability to string two words together without misspelling both of them, only to discover that this school has totally screwed you over in the long run... For Profit-as in, if you have money, you will pass...as in, they won't tell you that your financial aid doesn't cover your degree so that hopefully you end up defaulting and then they can garnish your wages... As in, this place lied from day one. The first lie was that they had flexible classes... Turns out, by "flexible", they have night classes. I told them I work at night, and they said this was perfect because I could take daytime classes. By the third term, they had run out of daytime classes, and that's when my grades started to suffer because I was unable to attend the night classes or do the extra work required to make up for it. Meanwhile, everybody who was able to arrive to the seminars had to occasionally type the words "yes" and "no" and "good bye"....but if you have to take the seminar equivalency assignment, you've got to research and prepare at least a 1 page, usually 3 page report or essay. Nonsensical, and a joke. I found out that this school just wanted money when I was involved in a hurricane that wiped out all power and blew up my router. The advice was to use the public library computer. Ha! The library that is located down the street that also was involved in the same hurricane? Yeah, okay... And now, they are suggesting I sign up for 2 loans, even though I already know I don't have anyone to co-sign a loan because I am by myself, and I have no credit, so just the act of signing up for loans that I'll be turned down for is just going to drag my credit score down even further. This place is a joke, and if you want my advice, go somewhere else. I thought the local colleges were retarded, but now I'm feeling like the retard now that I have paid $57,000 (and counting, because I still have another year of school to finish this 5 year bachelor degree)...I don't know what to do, but if I can prevent even ONE person from getting suckered in, I have this to say: if you DO go to college, go to a real one and get an engineering degree. I asked Kaplan to sign me up for computer engineering and instead I am in application development....umm, totally not the same at all.

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Its is as good here as any other school anywhere

Information Technology - May 9, 2013
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I've attended many colleges before (traditional brick & mortar). One such example was at UIC, I had to commute to campus 1 hour drive in rush hour going there and back home with rising fuel prices. I commuted there to have a little to no interaction classes. Classes were 50 + students with lectures with little to no interaction, response, feedback, teaching. I even had questions regarding my homework so I went to get help at the UIC tutor center, only to find out that it is jammed packed with other students trying to get help. To all those who say that KU doesn't teach good, that doesn't make sense. Big universities like UIC don't teach anything AT ALL whatsoever. I've been there. Done that. They don't teach nothing, I promise you this. Bottom line..it is up to the student to learn from the materials presented to them in any educational environment. At KU, I've learned more than I learned at other schools by interaction with the uses of Technology and research on the web, plus online University supplied reading material. Kaplan may not be the most popular school out there, but it sure as heck is better than a state university such as UIC or any community college out there. One notable point, and there are downsides to every school and one such con at KU is that it is costly to attend here. But if costs doesn't bother you, then this is a good school. I would recommend this school to anyone. By the way, I know of one other person who graduated a few years back. She got a job soon after her graduation.

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Not Bad

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - May 6, 2013
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I am in school right now for MA. The only problem I have came across is some of my teachers have a strong accent and they are hard to understand over the computer. I do think some classes need to be in a school because they where a bit hard to get with only having 1 class week. The teachers did help me if I emailed them any questions. I say if you are thinking of Kaplan then do it, if you are unsure they usually have a campus somewhere around you that you can talk to someone. I know my state does.

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The ignorant will weed themselves out.

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - April 25, 2013
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If you want to go to school and be lazy (not doing your discussion posts, seminars, and projects) do not go to Kaplan, it will be a waste of your money. If you are willing to work hard and do what you need to do, you will pass. I think people are being spiteful, I have only seen one valid complaint and I would be heartbroken too. Her case is not the norm I think there were issues that were out of her control but that is how life goes. I wish her the best and hope she can get it straightened out. I am a Kaplan graduate, I have returned to obtain my master’s degree and I have never had a problem with the financial aid department I took out student loans, but I did well and became a part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and received several grants through them. You will have classmates that you think are ignorant but they weed out early. After the 3 year mark you will love the amazing atmosphere when you are surrounded by uplifting people who are working just as hard as you are.

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Masters degree: legal studies - Returning Alumni student

Legal Studies - April 10, 2013
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After attending another for-profit university, I decided to attend Kaplan. In my undergrad, there were only two professors I gave a bad evaluations. The one professor used racial and derogatory terms towards homosexuals. The other professor condoned blatant plagiarism in discussion boards. They were my only complaints from my B.S. degree; of which I fast tracked completing in 13-months. Taking a break from school, I decided to go back to Kaplan. They offer tuition discounts for alumni. This is great for those who are concerned about the level of loans accrued during enrollment. At week three of my first course, I was hospitalized. I was not able to doe any work for 18-days. As soon as I was able to get online, I emailed my professor and department chair. Both gave me an extension on a couple assignments I missed. I completed the coursework,; ending the class with a 96.5% I earned. The only complaint thus far in my Masters program are the level of students with poor, not at graduate level, writing skills. Using words such as "no" for "know" or "red" for "read", etc. However, these will also be the future bad reviewers on here because they didn't put the work into it and thought their Title IV check was a payroll check. Moral: Kaplan does have flaws. However, my daughter attends a traditional brick-and-mortar major university and they have their issues also. You must out the effort in to learn and not expect to learn just because you attended class. You must put in the work.

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Definitely Worthwhile if you want it to be

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - April 5, 2013
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I graduated with my BSN in 2010. It is definitely not a degree mill. I worked very hard, and earned every bit of that degree. The majority of the teachers were great, especially in the nursing classes. They went the extra mile, called me at home, and really made sure I knew what I was doing. There were one or two instructors in non-nursing classes, like Statistic who were less than helpful. I struggled in that class, and my responses to my emails or messages were not answered promptly or at all, otherwise, that was very rare for the majority of classes I took. You must do you homework, and not expect any handholding. It was clear that there were some people who did not do any assignments or readings, so perhaps they were hoping for a pass despite this. Why pay all this money for tuition and not try your hardest to learn and grow? The major complaint I have however is their billing department. I went through countless hours trying to get my account sorted out over the course of two years. For someone who was paying cash, I am disturbed how many screw ups and how many people were in my account altering things. Billing/financial aid is call center based, so don't expect to speak to the same person each time, and some people barely spoke English. I actually had to request to speak to a different person one time because I could not understand the person on the phone because the accent was so thick. I would get my Masters from Kaplan in a heartbeat if it weren't for their crazy billing department. For a cash payer, you'd think it would be streamlined, but it was a nightmare. Unanswered emails, sat on hold for over 30 min at a time, and would be told something completely different every time I called. Kaplan=great teachers, support, curriculum, but awful billing dept.

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HATE THIS SCHOOL THEY HAVE NO COMMON SENSE

Buisness administration - April 4, 2013
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THE FINANCIAL AID DEPARTMENT SUCKS. THEY HAVE NO CLUE AS TO WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND ARE BEYOND RUDE. THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT IS JUST AS BAD. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. I REPEAT DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. THIS HAS BEEN THE WORSE EXPERIENCE WITH SCHOOL I HAVE EVER HAD. I AM IN THE PROCESS OF FILING COMPLAINTS AGAINST THIS SCHOOL.

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Kaplan Senior

Nutrition Science - March 27, 2013
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I knew from day 1 I wasn't going to become an accredited dietician. I knew from day 1 that I will have to transfer and graduate from a traditional college. It's one of those degrees that require extra steps like internship hours and even more continuing education. Anyone who says they "did their research" and were surprised to find out they could not get accredited at kaplan is full of it. Online school isn't easier or harder than a traditional school. Most of the professors I've had have been wonderful and work in the Fields they teach. Generally speaking the projects aren't well written and vague. More often than not the professors are aware of it but it's just the way things are written. My biggest problem with Kaplan is not the Professors or the college but my fellow students. Most of my classmates are, well, dumb. They're stay-at-home housewives or exchange students. Never anyone my own age, never anyone without 5 kids. It's the most problematic in lower level classes and classes on history or art. The Library is atrocious. When I first started at Kaplan it was easy to understand but now I can't even really use it without problems. It seems like every semester they are messing with something. Tech support is ok. The few problems I have had were fixed quickly. Student support has always been helpful for me. I can usually tell immediately if Professors are going to rub me the wrong way and usually I'm allowed to switch teachers. I know it would seem that an online school would be cheaper but it really isn't. If you are like me and can't attend a "traditional" college Kaplan is great. Yes, if you decide to do the nutrition science and you want to be a dietitian you WILL HAVE TO TRANSFER YOUR FINAL YEAR TO A TRADITIONAL COLLEGE. You will also have to do internships and jump through all sorts of other hoops...no matter what college you choose to go to. There are sooo many other things you can do other than a dietician. Nutrition is a huge field of study! Pediatrics, physical therapy, cancer, home health, front office, your own practice, sports nutrition, geriatric nutrition...The key is to really get down deep and figure out what you want to specialize in. Whatever college you choose, whatever major you pick, it really comes down to a personal responsibility to really do your research on the career you want. Don't get mad at Kaplan.

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Great Experience

Psychology - March 22, 2013
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I began at Kaplan in 2007 while raising a toddler as a single parent. I was able to complete my B.S. in Management without missing a term and even graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011. This was done through sicknesses, family deaths, (normal drama), and even a devastating hospitalization. I've said all this to say that the instructors are understanding and supportive if you show them that you're serious and trustworthy. I will admit, there was one instructor with whom I (for some reason) could not get along. I would expect no more or less from any other school. Wonderful experience! B. Mouzon South Carolina

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There's no IT in your IT

Information Technology - March 13, 2013
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Let me start by saying that I have attended two other colleges prior to Kaplan. My biggest gripe about their "IT" program is that there is so little IT in it. I have one class left at this point (excluding the capstone), and I feel like I would have been better to just print off my own degree. Their program is almost entirely business just candy coated in IT. I have taken a variation of Program Management three times (actual program management, software analysis and design, and IT consulting). All three classes focus on interacting with the business and the closest any of them came to IT was software wireframes in systems analysis and design. I also had the displeasure of taking Internet business which is just marketing on the internet. Sorry Kaplan that is not IT. About the only good thing I can say about them is that they took my transfer credits from the other colleges which is good because in hindsight they where much more valuable than anything I got from Kaplan.

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horrible financial aid department

Heatlth Sciences - March 12, 2013
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Kaplan is turning out to be horrible. I have been taking my classes since 2008 and then took a break til 2009. I had one instance with financial aid where they paid too much to me and I had to pay back $1100 because of changes with loans when the president was reelected. I wasn't mad about that I simply paid it back. But they are constantly screwing up my aid and sending me my living expenses which I rely on since I haven't landed employment yet. Now i am one my last set of classes and they say I owe 3880 bucks. I am half way through a course and once finished I only have my capstone class to do and will be graduating. Kaplan waits til I am almost done to royally screw me over then offer me another stupid loan on top pf my student loans to pay for it. WTH!! I cant pull money i don't have out my butt. I cant get my degree if i have a balance and i need it in order to attend law school right after i finish. This school is setting people up for failure. The phone calls are always so lengthy and continuous to talk to someone. I get bounce around to different departments. No one ever knows what they are talking about because i get different answers each time. I am sick of this school simply because of the financially aid department. The classes are great and most of the teachers are wonderful and helpful but financial aid needs to do their jobs right. The agents are friendly but they don't know anything. i just wanna be done with this degree.

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2nd year Kaplan student

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - March 10, 2013
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I am in my 2nd year their and never an issue. It is NOT easy you must work for it and I have 4.0 gpa and I have EARNED it. I have other degrees I went to Nursing school in town graduated with high grades and I can say Kaplan is harder LOL For the person with DUI it states you must PASS a background check you can view the background check they did if anything is on it you can not work in health care. I no NURSES of many years have lost their license and ruined/ended their careers from a DUI. I am in KY. and I no if you have anything other than a parking ticket or something like that you can not get your license and if you have one you will lose it. I also no MOST places want experience, some 2 years worth and it is HARD to get ANY job right now. My daughter in law graduated 18 months ago with her RN and yes zillion nurse jobs available ALL want experience she just got a job finally, and yes she has tons loans as well to pay back and attended our local University. For ones FA saying they never received stipend checks their is one tiny box you must check to receive any money left over if you don't check that box it is applied to the next term again you must read everything before signing and you also must fill out an educational expense form requesting additional money otherwise they are not mind readers and can not do it. MOST of the bad stuff I have read is things that really was not Kaplan's fault like FA,DUI or failing for not attending seminars that are half your grade etc... I sit and watch people in my class daily trying to do the classes without the proper software required for the school and not turning homework in on time and then they get mad. The US gov. does not just give money out for nothing. It says in MANY places and was told to me many times I MUST make sure that my state accredited them for my chosen career and they do. You need to check with your state for ANY online or out of state classes to make sure it is accepted to take boards etc...in your state. I have talked to my local testing facility and they said they love Kaplan students because they tend to pass with higher scores than the local quick cheap programs. I watch EVERY $$ transaction and print everything and keep it. I also do my work and apply myself to my studies. The only issue I have had was 1 teacher did not post our grades on time and then our finals was late which made my scholarship for 4.0 GPA post late thus making my money to me come few weeks late.She was fired. Even after almost 2 years I still get calls checking on things monthly and everyone has been great. My stepdaughter is in another online program and has NOTHING that Kaplan offers no seminars,no tutoring nothing live and she is going to be an educator it is a scary thought their. On person about lab fees. I asked them when they took my $900 for that and at the time I was not even close to needing it but it includes,scrubs,stethoscope BP cuff etc...I did not need those either BUT it also includes the arm(very expensive) and fake blood and things to draw blood and give injections and things this is why it cost so much. I agree I have a few classmates that should not be their and they will not make it sadly. They ask questions that a 5 year old would ask,never do their work on time and totally do not get it. Some IMO never read the directions or they are really slow and should not be their. Like one of you I too challenged 2 points being taken off a grade for APA format. It was correct and I knew it was and I brought it to their attention and backed myself up and got my 2 points back. I have checked and my local University WILL accept my credits from Kaplan if I wanted to transfer. Again like said check credentials in your state,work hard and read ALL the papers you sign and most of the issues in these post would not have happened.

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Make sure you know what you are doing before you do it

Criminal Justice - March 2, 2013
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Working with my adviser was a great experience. In January 2009 I started to take a class . I attended my first session on a Tuesday night with no problem. My next session was the next night. When I logged in there was no audio. Thinking it was on my end, I logged out and turned my computer off and back on several times, each time logging into class. Still no audio. I had my boyfriend's son check out the connections for me . Everything was fine. I e-mailed the instructor telling her the problem I was having. She told me the problem was on her end. This frustrated me. I was dealing with personal issues in the family, and this audio thing was the last thing I needed. I notified my adviser and told him that this wasn't for me. Knowing the problems I was having, he understood. I was not attending anymore. I thought, "well, I won't be getting that financial aid check". And I never did get it, so I put Kaplan out of my mind, and life went on. There was no more contact with them, until one day in 2010, I received a letter in the mail telling me I owed money. I contacted them and asked how I owe this money when I technically only attended the first session--1 class time. ! night? They sent me a forebearance form to fill out. Somehow the form got misplaced, and when I found it, it was past the deadline to file it. In 2012 after I filed my 2011 tax return, and got my refund, it was short by $1352.10, what was going on? In the next few days, I received a letter telling me that the money was taken from my return. Okay, I was upset, but if I had only turned in that form I would have that money. Still, I couldn't understand how attending only the first night of class could possibly cost what they said I owed. Whatever!! This year while waiting for my return, I get yet another letter telling me they are taking $528.00 for money that I owe. WHAT IS GOING ON?????!!!!! I called the Dept, of Education and was told that I owe this money because I have to pay back the money I received from financial aid. I told them that I NEVER received ANY money. No check was cashed by me. I haven't had a bank account in 8 or 9 years, so no money was deposited directly into an account. Now I am in the process of proving that no check was issued to me, When they receive the form they sent me,( and this form WILL be returned in the next few days!!!) They will review it, and if it can be proven that no check was cut to me, than I will get the money back. Keeping my fingers crossed that they do the right thing and send me my money. After reading many reviews, I am afraid that I, too, will be scammed. I plan on talking to a lawyer just to let him know what is going on in case I need him. Wish me luck!!

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Great Education

Law and Criminal Justice::Paralegal - February 24, 2013
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I completed my Associates and am 3/4 through my Bachelors. Despite all the haters out there, my experience has been outstanding. My Associates degree is in CJ as will my Bachelors and I have been attending classes’ non-stop for 3.5 years. My instructors have included judges, District Attorneys, Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, lawyers, cops and various other professionals...almost to a person they have been outstanding, extremely knowledgeable in their fields, have a variety of real-world experiences and have shown a legitimate concern for my success. Every organization has its naysayers and Kaplan is no different, but I can say as a person who is employed in the law enforcement field and has been for over 16 years, their curriculum is very current, follows the latest trends and evolves constantly. My experience has been great and I would recommend this school (and have) to anybody. Their online program is solid and they have improved the tech side of it continuously.

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Kaplan Professor

Law and Criminal Justice::Paralegal - February 15, 2013
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I was an online KU instructor for over 7 years. The ideals the school has are excellent. Its execution of those ideals is pitifully lacking. Revenue is the only thing that matters to KU, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post. The instructors do not matter at all; the course content does not matter very much; and the students matter even less than these two combined. The standards for admission were apparently non-existent when I taught at KU; some of my students could barely write a sentence, let alone a paragraph or a paper. They never should have been admitted to the school - or any school. Despite this, instructors were demanded to do whatever it took to retain that student - and by retain it was clear that what was meant was enrolled and passing. The goal was clear - though not clearly stated: students must pass because only passing students can pay tuition. If too many students dropped out, failed out, or even got average grades (that's Bs and Cs at the college level as a general rule of thumb across the United States) instructors were quickly punished by having their teaching assignments reduced or they were simply fired. The school's website boasts integrity and dedication to higher learning, but the only thing I could find the school dedicated to was cashing student's tuition checks - typically from the Federal Government in the form of loans or grants. All that accurate, but negative information stated, every single one of the faculty I interacted with had a degree in their subject field and were dedicated to student learning. Note that learning does not mean success; some students learn that they are not ready for college, or that they are not in the appropriate program - and these students change majors, transfer, withdraw, or fail. Note that these options are not dependent on any institution or its faculty, but rather on the natural and average attrition rates across all schools of higher education. In short, KU is a good school for those who cannot attend a better on-ground, or online, institution. KU faculty are on par with their colleagues in similarly accredited institutions. But the administration at KU has absolutely no regard for its faculty and even less for its students. If you want to attend an institution that focuses integrity - both academic and personal - STAY AWAY FROM KAPLAN IN ALL ITS DERIVATIVE FORMS.

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Kaplan is HORRIBLE and they are LIARS!

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - February 7, 2013
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I've been a student at Kaplan for more than a year now; Im trying to get my associates in medical assisting. When I first called to get information the advisor was very helpful and nice, but he lied and gave me false information regarding a previous DUI just to get me into the school. The advisor told me I had to get a background check, so in my case I informed him that I had a previous DUI back in 2009 and if this would affect getting into the healthcare field, he said "Oh dont worry about that you will be fine". Well that was a big fat LIE! Just recently I had to pay out of pocket for another background check and this one showed my DUI. I emailed the Director of Clinical Practicums and Programs this was her response:"School of Health Sciences policy requires that all students complete a successful background check prior to full admission to a program that requires a clinical. The results of your background check include information that may cause potential clinical sites to decline hosting you for the required clinical experiences. Please review the attached form and if you would like to continue with full enrollment in your current academic program, complete the form and return it to me." FYI, I informed her that I told the advisor about my DUI when I was getting information on the program and he gave me false information. She never mentioned or gave a damn about it! Not only are the advisors a bunch of liars, the financial aid department are liars and incompetent. I HATE KAPLAN! They wasted my time and my damn money. I have kids that I have to support and now I have this bullcrap school that I have to pay for!!!! I dont know where to go from here or who to speak with regarding this matter. Does anyone have an idea of who I can contact?

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Lousy program

Masters of Higher Education - February 2, 2013
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I graduated from Kaplan two years ago and I have to say this school is useless. I learned little if anything to help me in my career aspirations. The classes consist of online discussion boards with minimal instructor involvement. You could learn just as much simply reading the material on your own, however you won't get the paper degree of course...that's all this school is: a for-profit degree mill. The cost is outrageous for what you actual get in terms of an education. The profit margin for online degrees must be through the roof. If I were you, I would avoid this school and probably all online schools that cost just as much if not more than traditional brick and mortar schools where you get a real college experience. These diploma mill schools are all about money and it's obvious that they care very little if they actually educate anyone.

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Just started my second year! Im satisfied so far.

Information Technology - January 31, 2013
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I just completed my first year of the IT Graduate Degree. I have thus far had no issues (cross my fingers). I am in my first class of the second year now. So far, I enjoy the online experience. I have never had an issue with a professor or the school that I didn't have in my Undergraduate school or High school. Thats School!

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If your goal is the piece of paper... GO KAPLAN!!!

Buisness administration - January 25, 2013
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Here's the deal. College for the most part, is a piece of paper that puts you above the rest. I'm in the military and my job is contracting. I require this degree not only to move up in the military, but also for when I retire from the military. When I'm retired from the military, I plan to still be doing contracting basically until I fully retire as a civilian. Extremely high paying jobs for contracting are easy to come by. The only reason I have to go to college is to get this piece of paper that says "I'm better", just playing the game. I already know contracting and nothing (no college anywhere) can teach me it any better than actually doing it at my job. Most of the classes do not apply at all to what I'm doing, or plan on doing for the rest of my life. That's not a knock on Kaplan either, any other college would be the same way. However, Kaplan provides a very easy way to obtain that piece of paper that makes others happy when applying for a position. No matter if I attend college or not makes no difference of my knowledge of my job. The piece of paper just gives me the edge over others. So if you want a very easy way to get that piece of paper that you know probably won't help you any further knowledge wise, Kaplan is great. That being said, if you really to make a conscious effort to learn you can become very knowledgeable on the subjects as well... so you can learn a lot, or a little and still do very well. I think Kaplan understands the hypocracy of degrees, so they leave it up to you to decide how much you decide to actually learn.

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Do not waste your time or money

Heatlth Sciences - January 24, 2013
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I owe Kaplan 30,000 for a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration. It has been one year and I have not found employment. I talked to the Kaplan career advisor and she wasn't helping me find a job. She was actually showing me different résumé techniques and how to conduct myself during an interview. It was basically degrading and made me feel stupid because I already know job interview techniques and resume writing key words and such. She was trying to sell me another Kaplan degree by encouraging me to waste more time at Kaplan and earn a masters. When I told her a healthcare worker told me I needed a certification and that I needed to go to a community college, I never ever heard from the Kaplan Career advisor ever again. She won't return my emails or calls. Don't waste your time or money. Kaplan degrees are worthless. I don't understand why the government allows them to operate off federal loans it the degrees are useless.

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poor education!!

Medical Coding - January 19, 2013
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I graduated from this school under the medical billing and coding. I will say this, my teacher was great! She was a little to great for this school. What I mean is she wasn't able to teach us beyond the syllabus said. The work kaplan gives is way too easy and does not prepare you for the "real world". They make it easy so it looks like everyone there is smart so their ratings could go up. They don't are about you once your enrolled. At first they are so nice and seem so helpful, but once you sign those papers they got you. Forget trying to leave the school. They will talk to you for hours on why you want to quit. Basically beg you to stay just to keep there retention rate. I regret going there. I'm in 10000 dollars in debt, where I could've gone to community college to get the same certificate for waayyyy less. Can't for to mention they make you pay for so many books and don't even use all of them. Waste of money. I didn't even bother walking at the ceremony. Point is DO NOT ENROLL at kaplan . Aka kaplan krooks!!!

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Dick Clark is Still Alive

Criminal Justice - January 18, 2013
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Great program, but more importantly Dick Clark is alive and kicking here. Just saying...

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Misleading and bad FA service

Criminal Justice - January 17, 2013
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Please do your research before attending Kaplan. You may not be able to get the job you want after obtaining your degree. The use of the term "accredited" is misleading. Also, the financial aid department is horrible. You can't get a straight answer out of them. They put nonexistant charges on your account expecting you to pay it. They have even kept the overage from my student loan for no reason.

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Love this school so far!

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - January 9, 2013
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I just recently started on my Associate for medical assisting program and it's been pretty great so far. My teachers are so nice. They're understanding. I'm doing online btw and the people at Kaplan are just so sweet! Any questions I have they answer. No attitudes. They're reassuring and they tell me whenever I have questions or concerns to let them know and they will help me any way they can. I STILL have one person calling me making sure everything is going well with me. Something I don't mind. She is the sweetest. I would really recommend Kaplan to family and friends.

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Currently Enrolled - TERRIBLE!

Information Technology - January 7, 2013
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I am currently enrolled in an Associate's degree plan for Information Technology and unfortunately I am only doing online college because I'm active duty Army and deploy every other year so attending a real college is almost impossible. This school is meant for idiots, literally. I am currently taking three classes right now at the same time and I only have to spend about 30 min doing the homework for all the classes combined (if that). You have to spend 1 hour every week per class sitting online listening to an idiot instructor help retarded students "learn" how to use a computer or how to get over their login problems. This is my third set of classes and there are still people that don't know how to login etc, and the teachers will sit their and waste time they could be "teaching" trying to help students who don't belong in college, and probably didn't graduate high school. Some teachers just try to swamp you with homework that they really don't even grade. Most teachers don't actually grade. I submitted a "project" once and just for fun wanted to see if they were paying attention at all. I skipped over 50% of the requirements and got 100%. Avoid this school if you can go to a real school.

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Recent Grad of Kaplan

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - January 6, 2013
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I am a recent graduate of Kaplan. I have read many of the comments posted here and some I really disagree with. I have never had a problem with this school or their financial aide department, however I remained very proactive with my educational goals. The found me an exceptional clinic to do my externship with and I was offered a job and began working 2 weeks before I officially graduated. I am proud that Kaplan is the school that I chose and I have recommended friends and family to Kaplan and they are now enrolled. Once I pay down some of my school debt, I plan to return to Kaplan for my Bachelor's Degree.

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Kaplan University

Heatlth Sciences - January 5, 2013
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I have attended Kaplan now for about a year and 3 months and I have had some troubles, especially with getting things to work on my website, which I later found to be an issue with my server and not the school. I am dissapointed in some things they offer, like online registration. I tried to use it since I tend to spend upwards of 1-2 hours on the phone every term to register. I have also been disconnected on many occasions when trying to register. They said his was up and running then it didnt work at all. I called in to be told well it is still new. I said then it should not be offered. I am dissapointed in Kaplans inability to use direct deposit for LIVE EXP checks I get every term. I have also received my excess funds on some terms in 3-6 seperate checks which one was dispersed after the start of my next term. After complaining with upper management and reassigning a new academic advisor, I have had none of these problems since October. I thnk every school has their issues and some people just get the short stick like I did. When I called to complain about the phone system disconnecting me, I was told that happens at the end and start of every term since students are claling in to register for classes. I would expect to hear, I am sorry, I will make a note of that and make sure someone is notified to have that looked into, not that happens every term.. deal with it... I have had good and bad experiences with Kaplan but compared to UOP, this school is great even if the technical stuff can get frustrating at times. I would give them a 8/10 overall since they have worked to resolve my issues even if it takes multiple phone calls to get it done.

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Skeptic

Business Administration - January 3, 2013
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My grading is a 5, but that is because I HAVE to give it some grading. At this point, I would like to leave my full review of the school until it is time to start looking for work. Here’s my lame story first… My lifestyle dictates that an online degree was my only option; otherwise I would see my 3 year old daughter graduate college before me. I shopped around and like the cost. I am friends with people who work as headhunters and HR representatives. Each squashed my fears that Kaplan was not recognized as “legitimate”. One school wanted me to take a course to “get me back into the school mode” before being allowed to start taking classes that applied to my degree. Kaplan accepted all gen ed. classes from my automotive degree from my junior college. Unlike everyone else, I have NEVER had a problem with FA. The only problems I will say I had was registering for a class and requesting the seminar on a particular night and being told I was registered for it, only to find that it was on a different night. No big deal – I just like keeping the seminars all on the same night. The other minor complaint is that the writing department assistants contradict each other. Anyway… my skepticism started when I was getting consistent 100% grades on my papers. Really?!?!? NOTHING is wrong with this paper? As classes rolled on, I encountered professors who would walk us through the assignments and give us the answers. One even allowed us access to the final exam and allowed us to take it as many times as we needed until we got a 100%. For this particular exam, the answers were saved, so all you had to do was log out and log back in, changing the answers, until the answer was correct. Others were very vocal about how they too had 4.0 GPAs. Really? A university full of people graduating with some form of Cum Laude acknowledgement? I am starting to become fearful of how this school will look on a resume, as I perceive it to be a degree mill. I have not read any reviews of people struggling to find work in the field of business. I would not tell someone NOT to come here, but I would not encourage it either. Its too easy. Too good to be true. And you know what they say about things that are too good to be true. My best to those searching.

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Proud student of Kaplan University

Information Technology - November 29, 2012
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Kaplan University is a great school if you want to purse an education online. I just finish my Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology and now pursing my Bachelors of Science in Information Technology. Kaplan University has tutoring for math, writing, Science, and Technology. Kaplan University is the only school that I will purse my education with. I have 3 kids that are the ages of 6, 5, and a 1 years old and I found the time during the night to get my schooling done and on top of that my husband is deploy for 8 months. So seeing bad complaints about my school is wrong and the one I seen that a Kaplan professor wrote about students are wrong to. I have great communication and computer skills and every project I have done is very professional and well written. Sound like the professor that work for Kaplan University got fired and taking all his or her grudges against all students. I don’t appreciate that at all. For your information I am getting a NASA intern next year with my GPA of 3.0 I work hard for so don’t put Kaplan University down without experience being a student first. Before I became a Kaplan University student I had little knowledge of computer skills and now after 3 years my computer skills are great. I am a proud alumni Kaplan University Student.

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In the middle.

Heatlth Sciences - October 22, 2012
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I am in the Health Science program for Health and Wellness. All my professors have been wonderful with the exception of one (so far). The classes and books are great. I really like the online set up that Kaplan uses. It is organized and easy to use. I have been to another online university and I could not stand the online program they used for the school and the other university did not have seminars which was horrible. I love that Kaplan has seminars for the classes. The down side is the financial aid department. I did have someone give me wrong information which screwed up my financial aid. I filed several complaints and finally after returning they corrected the mistake. Kaplan needs to work on their financial aid department! and a little on the academic advising, as I have had some difficulty with an "advisor." Again, they apologized for what the advisor did, but it (my situation) just should not have happened. With financial aid- write everything down and document what is said and who said it! Overall the school is good and always seems to be improving.

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Kaplan Education

Assoicates Degree in Paralegal Studies - October 17, 2012
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Obtaining my associates degree in Paralegal Studies was absolutely worthless. I completed my degree on the accelerated track, taking 3 classes per term and graduating with a 3.49 gpa. Hard work with the end result of obtaining a useless degree. I owe over 30k in loans and thus far have been unable to find employment that will cover my loan repayment. I stayed up on my account and the end result they somehow still managed to say i owed them 132, which for the lkfe of me I cannot figure out. My advisr, find a local university or college and stay away from academic offers from schools like KAPLAN. BUYER BEWARE warnings should be required in their marketing material.

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Find another School!

Human Services - October 9, 2012
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I have had some wonderful professors, however the Financial Aid dept. doesn't know the right hand from the left and I have had nothing but problems from them. They cannot tell me the exact amount I owe, what I'm paying for and they cannot even see my payments in the computer when I can see them from my end and we are both in the same FA site. If you don't want to owe them your leg and arm please do research before entering into this University. Everything sounds so sweet when you are speaking to an admission advisor just remember they are like car salesman, all they want is your money!!

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Instructor's experience

Buisness administration - September 27, 2012
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I am an online instructor at Kaplan. If you are a serious student who values education and wants a worthwhile college experience and a degree that actually means something, avoid Kaplan like the plague! In my ten years with the school, standards (not very high to begin with) have been continually lowered. Courses are so "dumbed down" they're a joke. Instructors are told directly to do anything possible to keep students enrolled and passing. "Retention is of utmost importance, it's never been more critical!!" we hear over & over again from top brass. The school’s leaders care only about enrollment numbers and money. Educational quality is of NO importance whatsoever. I've seen how some of my colleagues teach & grade- or should I say, DON'T teach and grade. They give canned, generic responses to every student, along with 100% or nearly 100% points to everyone for everything. Grade inflation is rampant and even encouraged. Papers and posts are usually not even read, never mind graded accurately. I doubt most students even notice however; all they want to see is 100% points awarded. Student quality is abysmally low. The school will accept almost anyone; no screening standards seem to exist. Most of the students in my courses are ill-prepared, with extremely poor written communication skills-- yet with incredible senses of entitlement to perfect grades somehow (god forbid any points are deducted for such silly things as INCORRECT answers or ILLEGIBLE writing!!). The one-two students I see every few terms who are actually of college-level ability are sadly exceptions rather than the norm at the school. And a degree from Kaplan is basically meaningless. If students did their research ahead of time with prospective employers, they'd discover few people consider Kaplan a "real" school. I would NEVER hire or recommend someone with a Kaplan degree for anything requiring a college education. I'm embarrassed to even admit I work there (the ability to work from home is the only reason I do). My advice: An increasing number of community colleges and state universities offer online courses and degree programs. If you need the online environment to make college work for you, research your local college/university programs. Get a real education and save yourself time, money, and future disappointment. Avoid paper-mill, sham places like Kaplan whatever you do.

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So Far So Good!!

Human Services - September 24, 2012
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I have just enrolled at Kaplan University for a Bachelor's in Human Services. My admissions advisor was FANTASTIC, Wendy Robinson is probably the best in admissions I have every encountered. Financial aid was very up front when explaining my financial options, and paused frequently to see if I had any questions. They have been very patient, friendly, and overall great to me. I haven't had any issues so far. The only thing I am not very fond of is that most of the online courses use ebooks, and I would honestly rather have a real textbook in my hands. But my education adviser informed me that you can easily transfer ebooks to a kindle, so you can have on "on the go" book, which is great. I think that as long as you ask every single question you have, you won't be hit with anything hidden. Write down what they tell you, call back with questions you think of, and stay on top of your own things. That's how life works, no one is ever going to do all of that for you. But overall, I'm enjoying the personal attention I've gotten from Kaplan, and am very much looking forward to their shcool!!

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Mostly good experiences

Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis - September 19, 2012
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I had excellent experiences with all of the professors for my Master's degree. I had some difficulty reaching academic advising and often had to wait in excess of 25 minutes on hold or leave a message for a call back. Financial aid was the most difficult office to deal with; after having the luxury of walking into a financial aid office and working with people who could answer every question and make on the spot changes it was hard to basically talk to people in some call center somewhere. Make sure to document everything for each phone call you make and be well informed before you call.

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BEWARE!!!

Criminal Justice - September 17, 2012
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Kaplan has one MAJOR problem... the financial aid department! I love the classes, the website is user friendly, the degree information is great and helpful. I have no complaints about the education Kaplan is giving. BUT... when I first read reviews about Kaplan before joining I saw a lot of things about the financial aid department. I thought, oh it can't be so bad, those experiences might be over exaggerations. THEY WEREN"T!!! Dealing with the financial aid department is the most frustrating & ridiculous thing I have ever had to deal with! Every term it's something new... didn't apply funds, need to sign the same document for the 3rd time in a row, have a balance due - that isn't really due... I call and nothing is ever resolved - even when I find someone who sounds like they understand what the problem is - I always get off the phone to find out that I have to start the entire process over again. NEVER EVER would I have picked Kaplan if I knew the amount of time I had to put in dealing with the financial aid department. You would think a degree granting institution would understand basic math and be able to apply it! UGH! BEWARE TO ANYONE ENROLLING!!!

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Satisfied- Quality Education with good and bad experiences

MBA - September 6, 2012
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I had experienced some poor employee interaction, and faculty interaction BUT I also received some exceptional employee interaction and faculty interaction. The financial aid office personnel are where I had most of my problems, but I didn’t give up and eventually I got the right person to help me. Kaplan is constantly improving. I see this when I write an evaluation on professors and course materials. Throughout the MBA program I had only 1 professor that was completely unresponsive; that professor is no longer with Kaplan. The quality of most of the faculty within the MBA program was actually really good. They were tough, sometimes nit picky, but fair. The cost of the program is a bit high, but if you put in the work, are self-disciplined and willing you will get out of Kaplan what you put into it and you will succeed like I did. I graduated with a well-deserved 4.0 GPA and I wish others could experience what I have. My undergraduate degree came from a traditional university of which I have experienced similar issues; therefore a program online and the traditional brick-n-mortar are very similar. It depends on the types of programs available, accreditations, and type of faculty, tuition and customer service. We are in the age of the Internet, technology so anyone who knocks online education really needs to catch up to the times. The traditional brick-n-mortar universities and colleges are beginning to add online programs because they know that the times have changed and are continuing to change. Just look at our economic standings and our communities. Every institution has room for improvement. ~ VBM

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if you dont graduate, you will rate it poorly

Buisness administration - August 31, 2012
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I graduated in 2011. I learned a lot and took it seriously. The hardest thing is to discipline your self to study AT YOUR OWN TIME. I had no issues with Kaplan. After Graduation, they have a Alumni site and offer great tools in resumes and finding a job. Its a lot better then some state school offer.

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Good and Bad Experiences

Information Technology - August 9, 2012
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I had good and bad experiences at Kaplan. I don't know about the basic classes as I already had an associates when I started Kaplan. The Bachelor's program was great. Never had any problems with classes, instructors or advisors. I recommended to all my family members. But then, I enrolled in the Master's program. Big mistake. I had nothing but issues the entire time. To the point, that I gave up 6 months before graduation because I couldn't take it anymore. Perhaps I'll go back one day but not until some changes have been made. I'll start by saying the instructors were awesome. I've never had any issues with any instructor and they were all very knowledgable and helpful. The problem came in that they changed it so that you didn't have one advisor. You had a pool of advisors and NONE of them knew the rules for the Master program. They all told me different things which caused me a lot of issues. I had medical problems and they told me as long as I logged into the class, I wouldn't be dropped. So I did. However, they didn't say, you must post or turn in an assignment within a certain amount of days or you will be dropped. This caused me to have to go back through the office of returning students which is a HORRIBLE dept. The employees are rude and will not return calls. I had to get in touch with Mr. Kaplan, himself, along with other executives, just to get them to do their job. It ended up being such a stressful situation that I decided to not go back. That wasn't the only issue in the Masters program. It was ongoing with the advisors, financial aid, rules that didn't make sense, etc. Online is convenient but very expensive. I'll be paying back school loans until I retire. However, I was able to get my foot in the door at a job paying twice as much as I was making just by having that piece of paper. I wouldn't recommend the Master's program but I would say perhaps try out the Bachelors and see how it goes. Make sure to do your research first. I've heard on a talk show that employers are frowning on Kaplan online school.

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Kaplan is wonderful!

Buisness administration - August 9, 2012
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First off, let me say Kaplan is a wonderful school! I am in my second term and have no problems All A's! The majority of all the reviews I see here are pertaining to Financial Aid issues. #1 Your financial aid isn't your employment they are loans you have to pay back, at Kaplan you initially only borrow the amount needed to cover your education needs. Majority of the people, especially the ones that are complaining submit whats called a Student Expense Form to receive additional loans, which adds to its current loan bill. The only way you owe is if you are dropped from class or withdraw and you were already disbursed the funds. Some students don't meet the attendance requirement and are dropped as well. But all the people that are posting negative reviews aren't going to tell the truth! They are going to say what makes them look good! Its not Kaplans fault if your internet service is cut off that is a personal responsibility you have being an online student,how else are you going to learn online? And the amount of loan debt you are left with is your decision, they tell you the cost per credit in the beginning of $371 upfront so why complain now, were you unable to comprehend? No you just wanted that refund check! You can't find a job No university you go to doesn't guarantee a job with a degree, look at this economy no matter what school you go to jobs are hard to come by for majority of graduates. You have to attempt to find it yourself no one is going to hand a job to you. Network, slam the pavements! The time you are spending writing negative reviews you could be finding a job. The main thing I can say is don't take out loans you can't afford to pay back which looks like the majority of these reviews. The work is challenging and you need to be active to maintain grades, so as long as you put forth your required effort, Kaplan will be a rewarding experience.

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Half of you are just bitter...

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - August 3, 2012
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First of all, I would just like to point out that many of you who are complaining about failing classes and thus being dismissed from school have absolutely terrible grammar. Remember, a lot of points can be missed by submitting unintelligible work. Also, those who fail tend to be bitter and search out sites like these to find someone to listen to them and gripe. Many of you complaining, with the exception of one, about financial aid and not receiving left-over FA back. You're upset because you didn't get money -- it's not like you LOST the money. It's in your loan account and you currently don't owe it, isn't that enough? Less debt is of utmost importance. I have been a student at Kaplan for a year and have never had an issue. To the person who graduated with an Associate's in Medical Assisting and claim employers laugh behind your back for receiving your degree from Kaplan - actually, not true at all. I've met four physicians who look up to Kaplan for offering such a well-rounded program. The professors are very credible, qualified, and intelligent. Remember, the staff at Kaplan are only human. They do the best they can and sometimes computers and programs have glitches and information is sometimes skewed when passed electronically.

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Great School

Legal Studies - July 30, 2012
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I am a recent graduate from Kaplan Universite Online Program which was a very big advantage to me as I work full time and have major health issues and would have been unable to attend a campus only school and until the ABA approve the online law school for the JD I am unable to attend law school. The issues I had with Kaplan was that 1. the advisor changed every two or three months and the computer had me listed more than once and sometimes I was schedule with more than one instructor and the same time but other than that I never had any problem with the school are the instructors and the advisor did contact me before and after each term to make sure I was prepared to continue and discuss any concerns and if anytime in between if I had a question or concern I never had a problem to call the school and have my issue resolved on the first call. The material I learned at Kaplan University greatly improve my overall performs at work as the employer does not prepare you for college and college does not prepare you for work it would be a perfect world if the employers and schools would get together on this matter. I continue to review my material from Kaplan University and I am preparing myself to enter law school and the material covered at Kaplan University is the very same information that the law school will cover in the substantive law classes. Kaplan University is highly accredited and I have and will continue to recommend Kaplan University to others who are researching what school to attend.

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About to graduate

Legal Studies - July 27, 2012
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I had a great time here at kaplan and would and have recomended it to others. I completed my associates here at kaplan without any issues and I am about to finsih my bachelors without any issues. I am in my capstone program and about to hand in my fianl paper. Everyone here at kaplan ahs bee great to me. My only issue here is a freind told me I would never be able to use my degree it was worthless. I have a 4.0 average and have had one the entire time here at kaplan and out of 9 law schools I ahve applied to so far i have had 7 rejections. Now I begining to believe my friends not sure what to do now. feel like I have wasted 4 years here. any answers would be grea laura

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DO NOT THROW YOUR MONEY AWAY!!

Medical Coding - July 25, 2012
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The course is ok, but they have no one to teach it. All the students in this class failed the Written CPR section. The teacher gave the answers to the students as they retook the test so they could pass and move on to the next item. I f you want a USELESS completion certificate for thousands of dollars, then this is the place to be!!!! You will never pass any other test given by state or national testing sites.... PLEASE!!!!!! SAVE YOUR MONEY, DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!

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Please read before enrolling!

Buisness administration - July 16, 2012
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Please look into this school before enrolling! At first, this school was great. It was incredibly expensive but it was suitable for me. Then came the problems, one after another constantly. First of all, the staff is illiterate! I still to this day wonder why they have people "teaching" online classes if they cant even use a computer! The staff is SO lazy and will do anything to get out of being active in class and actually teaching. The only one good professor there, he is wonderful. Then in my 3rd term, I wanted to drop my math class 2 days after it started (I had not participated in it at all yet) and they said I couldnt! So I asked if I could drop all 3 of my classes and take a break that term, they said the day I called was the last day to drop classes and not get charged for them. Therefore, I wouldn't get charged for them. She said I would get a call back in an hour. I NEVER HEARD FROM HER! I was disrespected and treated badly and charged over $650 for 3 classes 2 days after they started! The financial aid is a joke and I am pretty sure most of the staff there are mentally ill and very unprofessional. DONT GO THERE!!!

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Waste of time and effort

Heatlth Sciences - July 16, 2012
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Kaplan is a horrible school to attend. Both my husband and I were active duty military with a newborn, so I thought Kaplan would be a good school to fit our schedule. I was so wrong. My first semester was horrible, but because it was my first semester at on online school I decided to start my second term and my experience would be better. I was wrong again. I was having technical trouble with all of my classes, but after contacting tech support nothing changed. When I struggled with my course material the instructors didn't want to offer any help or suggestions. I was regularly told to "Google it". If I had wanted to use Google to learn everything I wouldn't have paid the high prices of going to Kaplan. If I knew what I was doing in the class my professors would give my low grades because I knew too much already before I learned it in class or because I didn't take the information off the internet. From my previous college and high school I maintained a 4.0 GPA and I was receiving high 90s on the tests at Kaplan not graded by the instructors. Because of this I knew that I was struggling at Kaplan not because of anything I was doing, but because of the poor quality of Kaplan's professors and their learning structure. I learned nothing new or of value in any of my courses at Kaplan and was punished for knowing more than a kid in grade school. When I registered for classes my first term at Kaplan I informed my counselor that I would be transferring after about a year to a four year school offering a premedical program, and I was informed that my credits I earned from Kaplan would transfer. Believing the counselor I enrolled at Kaplan and now that I am trying to transfer to a “brick and mortar” school that offers a premed program my Kaplan credits don’t transfer over, not even as elective credits. Attending Kaplan has been not only a waste of money but my time and effort as well. I would not recommend anyone attend Kaplan for any reason at any time.

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Holds You Hostage in Masters Program

Heatlth Sciences - July 9, 2012
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I received my Bachelors degree with no problems, later started my Masters program and had classes scheduled out for a year. I logged into one class before I knew my work schedule was changing and that I would not be able to attend the class and do well so I contacted the instructor and my academic advisor. Kaplan's policy is if you log into the class even once (dropped only 4 days after class started) you are charged 10% of the tuition. DO NOT GO HERE FOR YOUR MASTERS DEGREE!!!!! So they just lost a student and a potential $20,000 over about $200.

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Kaplan University Online BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - July 8, 2012
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I recently completed the BSN program in June 2012. I must admit the University is very up to date on technology and making the students use technology. The instructors with exception of one gentleman emphasized APA format. The BSN program also require 60 hours of onsite clinicals that must be approved prior to completion of the BSN with evaluations. I obtained my MSM prior to starting this program, and understanding technology and research techniques are pertinent. They do not give A's you must earn them. A few colleagues complained about receiving C's or withdrew from THEIR lack of dedication or personal situations. I worked hard to be successful in this program 4.0. I have two NEGATIVE experiences:A. one financial aid representative kept giving incorrect information, that led to a lump sum monies owned at the end of the program. I was a self pay student. Secondly, one professor obviously did not use the 6th Ed. APA book, because he would mark things incorrect that were correct. Furthermore, his comment was the following: Because our writing styles are different the best grade for this paper is a B once a C. I challenged him with the C with references from the APA 6th Ed. manual. Overall, if you are a focused individual, understand research and APA, and desire a veteran or military discount with books included in the tuition. This school maybe for you. According to the handbook and other sites the school is CCNE accredited. Upon graduation they have a networking site with job posting. Also I am a member of the Golden Key Society, which was offered through the numerous Honor societies. Good luck with your ventures.

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Neither here nor there

Nutrition Science - July 5, 2012
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I really wish that I could say more good than bad things about my Kaplan experience. Understandably the bad taste is left by not having my degree and not having any financial aid left to finish my degree either. It is true that their financial aid and admissions advisors are inconsistent, to be kind about it. So are the professors, or should I call them "facilitators"?! Most of the people teaching at Kaplan are not teachers or professors and they openly admit that when you ask them what you should refer to them as. I had a few that seemed to really care, unfortunately I had more that were obviously biased and leaned toward the students that "got it" than toward the strugglers and newcomers like myself. I had a lot of questions and confusion being new to the field of anatomy and physiology and instead of being embraced and welcomed more times than not I felt like a nuisance when I didn't get it or asked a lot of questions. Often times there was obvious bias when I was ignored during the classes and it was blamed on lag time even though other students would point out that I was asking a question, that's when you know it's not just you. To top it off, I would be forced to re-take a course if I annoyed someone and they would grade me .02 under a "C" and I would never receive a response when I challenged the grade on the 2 occasions it happened. I was charged the FULL PRICE AGAIN!!! That's 2 courses that I would not be able to afford later on. Do you know how many credits I'm short of my degree and have no recourse now? Let's just say it hurts. Then like many before me, do to financial reasons I had to take a LOA and thought I had planned it well, having spoken to financial aid all through November and December believing I would be good through the Spring semester (staying on top of FA) only to find out that I would not have enough to get through the Spring semester and was being billed in January so that I would be able to take FT courses throughout. It's already too much to go on, the fact is I put everything I had into learning the material, dealing with obvious bias on the part of the facilitators, staying on top of financial aid, speaking continuously with the advisers and it did not matter. I still got screwed. IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER OPTION TAKE IT!!! KAPLAN IS NOT THE BEST ONE THERE IS SO LOOK AROUND. MAKE SURE YOU ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT GRADING, ESPECIALLY IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES!!! DON'T SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT READING THE FINE PRINT!!! ALL OF IT!!!

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Kaplan

Health Information Technology - July 2, 2012
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Once your in, it goes down from there. They only support graduating students.They won't credit past classes that you took from them.

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Business administration - Business Management

Buisness administration - June 25, 2012
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Horrible institution. I had to take a leave of absence and they would not let me resume my studies until I paid the bill in full. In the process of trying to make payments they made it extremely difficult for me to pay them each month when I tried to make a payment I would be routed so many times that the system would either hang up on me or I would hang up due to frustration from being transferred and being on hold for 20+ minutes.

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Accounting-Tax second term

Business - Accounting - June 19, 2012
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I am finishing my second term of BS Accounting Tax Accelerated program. I am more than satisfied. Student advisers helped me with collecting all the documents needed, including translation of my foreign diplomas. I transferred 90 credits of my AS degree and have 1.5 years to finish BS degree at Kaplan. Tuition cost is nothing to compare what I am paying for Tufts University tuition for my son, very affordable. I got Financial Aid without any problems. I spent a lot of time researching different on-line programs and I am glad that I chose Kaplan despite those negatives reviews. The classes so far tough way better than the same classes I took in Community College (I had to repeat Composition II and Accounting I-II). Discussion boards are engaging and teachers are very helpful. My experience in learning is wonderful so far and I am looking forward of getting my degree and study for a CPA exam.

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Happy Graduate 2010

Psychology - June 15, 2012
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I had a wonderful experience with Kaplan. School is always expensive and as a mom of two children with disabilities I was faced with difficulty going to school and having to commute to and from school. My family commitments were very heavy and Kaplan was a wonderful opportunity for me to be home and go to school. I found the classes challenging and requirements engaging. The reading was at level with my brick and morter classes at traditional Universities. Although I found the classtime much more engaging and the teachers responsive and knowledgable. They gave me personalized attention for the most part. I also felt that I got to know other students in my classes much better than I had ever in a traditional face to face classroom environment. The seminar platform and chatting capability was very helpful. I especially loved that I could go back and listen to the lecture over and over if needed to review for tests or follow up on a concept. Overall my experience was wonderful and I graduated with highest honors in Psychology with focus on Child Development. I was recently accepted into a Masters program very easily and paying back my student loans has not been that difficult. Borrowing money is always a challenge but I feel the people who are mentioning that as a sore spot for attending the college are really just complaining about the fact that they couldn't afford school in the first place. For me it was an amazing and positive experience.

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Kaplan Student Review

Law and Criminal Justice::Paralegal - June 10, 2012
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I am attending Kaplan for my fifth term(50 wks.) I am getting my AAS in Paralegal then my Bachelor in Psychology. There are pros & cons with every school. Kaplan is a good school, but every school has its downfalls. CONS: If you do not have basic computer knowledge down, I would not suggest attending any online school. The Professors do not have time to show you everything & you can not learn all the basics in 1 week. Some of the students are ignorant, rude, full of excuses and think the world revolves around them. This is my biggest complaint on Kaplan. You HAVE TO STAY up to date with your Professors, academic advisor & financial dept. If you do not stay on them, you won't get anywhere. Think about it, they have how many students to deal with. YOU HAVE TO CARE ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION. PROS: When you do show them you care, they care. I stay on top of EVERYTHING. I email financials/academics 2-3 times a term. Nothing has ever cost anymore than what it should & I get my stipends in a timely manner. The flexible of the school is amazing. I have 6 children, a husband, work full time & Kaplan is flexible. The professors. I was pregnant when I started my first term & my daughter came a little bit early. My professors worked with me & were wonderful! I have had 1 death in my family & my father in law had a stroke - all of my Professors have been understanding & great about everything. Everytime I email or call academics, finanicals or even my Professors they are prompt and help me out. Currently I am maintaining a 3.96 GPA. I am not saying Kaplan is perfect. I just do not have the time to finish my degree at a traditional brick college. Kaplan is the next best thing & I am enjoying my time at Kaplan. My suggestion to anyone going to go to college online & whether it be Kaplan or another college: BE ON TOP OF FINANCIALS, ACADEMICS & PROFESSORS -> NO ONE HAS TIME TO HOLD YOUR HAND. IT IS UP TO YOU TO HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS. WE ARE ALL ADULTS, ACT THAT WAY.

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It depends

Criminal Justice - June 10, 2012
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Hello to everyone that reads this. I been attending Kaplan for 8 months now and I couldn't be any happier. The teachers that I had before this term were great. They explained the course work with full explanation. This term not so great the class im in now the teacher really doesn't like to explain what we are learning, she just likes to talk and talk. When it comes to papers she expects us to look over in the units, and when you email a question its really not a good answer. But its all good, I will be finished with this term in two weeks so no sweat here. I do have to say that when you call the fa department they do answer any questions that you have but in a confusing manner.

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Disappointing Fiasco

Masters of Education - June 9, 2012
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I used Kaplan because their degree curriculum was exactly what I wanted. I don't know what other online programs are like but I was not impressed with Kaplan. The instructors WERE generally very good. The eductational quality of the courses was awful. It was like no one actually read what was posted for the courses. Grading rubrics often did not match assignment descriptions, required readings did not align with the assignments, etc. The financial aid department was an absolute joke. From day 1 they had my account screwed up, were very unresponsive to emails, and just did not have a clue. After all of that I would recommend you look elsewhere. For the price there HAS to be something better.

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Amazing

Criminal Justice - June 8, 2012
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I have been at Kaplan for 1 1/2 years. I am in my last semester of my Associates degree for Criminal Justice and will be graduating Summa Cum Laude. I have found this online university to be amazing. The professors are very knowledgeable about the classes that they are teaching and they are very tentative to their students. They are willing to work with you if you have things going on in your life to make sure that you get your work turned in. If you cannot manage your time and make yourself do the work this is not the school for you. You have to want to make good grades in your classes in order for you to succeed. No one is going to do the work for you. I have had no problems while attending this school and plan on continuing ahead to receive my Bachelors in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security. I encourage anyone looking for an online school that works with work and family schedules to check out Kaplan.

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Good Program

Psychology - June 3, 2012
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I am 51 credits through my B.S. Psychology program at Kaplan and I have had a very good experience so far. The material Kaplan provides is great. There are NO free grades here. I laugh when I read people who get mad and talk bad about Kaplan in regards to the course work and the degree you receive being legit. I figure they only do so because they thought they were going to get a free grade or an easy A because it is a for profit school and after starting they found out that this is not the case at all. Financial aid department is pretty bad like anywhere else and the school is costly but you will learn a lot while attending if you put in the work. And yes it is Regionally Accredited and I have found that the credits do transfer to most all other Universities as well.

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Communication

Buisness administration - May 30, 2012
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I would make some recommendations to current and former students of Kaplan University with my main recommendation being to communicate. If you have issues, whether it be financial aid, late assignments, classes, tutors, other students etc immediately contact the University and get the issues resolved. don't just sit back and hope someone will take care of it for you. Unresolved issues tend to fester, and the longer you leave it the worse it gets. So talk to someone at the University, write an email, send a letter, do something. If you don't then you don't have anyone to blame but yourself. Education is NOT free, other than grants you have to pay the money back. If you get a stipend you have to pay that back also. It is not free money. You have to pay the piper some day.

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Good School

Criminal Justice - May 30, 2012
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PROS: I graduated and have received my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. The Professors were great, and the classes were challenging and interesting. The Professors were always willing to work with me if I needed to turn in late assignments (just so I let them know in advance. The Capstone class was very challenging. I had two Academic Advisors while attending Kaplan, and both called to check on me and my progress, and were very helpful. CONS: The different departments do not communicate, which creates a huge problem. The financial aid department is horrible, and you definitely have to stay on top of them. If there is a discrepancy, you have to call them every single day until the matter is resolved. Yes, the school is expensive. You are paying for the convenience of being able to study and prepare your homework in your pajamas if you want. Due to my work schedule, there was absolutely no way that I could have attended a brick and martyr school. CONCLUSION: Kaplan is a good school, but you MUST stay on top of your financial aid and the classes that you are taking. Get two or three academic advisors to look over your degree plan to be sure that you are taking the correct classes. Write down everything that they tell you, and who you spoke with. Keep up with your financial aid, so if there are any issues, you will know about them immediately and will have time to get any issues resolved.

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ZERO STUDENT SUPPORT-Grading BIAS!!!!!!!!!

Business Administration/Management - May 22, 2012
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The instructors are allowed to grade as they "feel". Each class is run and operated by the instructor, not the university. If you have an issue with an instructor or have a concern like question specific assignment criteria or grading practices. Tough luck! I was told by the dean, who refused to get involved. I maintained a 3.96 GPA until my last term. I took a lower level elective (200 series)and questioned the grades I was making, as I could not get above and 81. My capstone grade (upper level series 499) was a perfect 100. All of my grades had been 96+ in all other classes the year and a half that I attended. Nothing happened when I reached out help in week 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6. When I emailed the teacher, repeatedly, she said I insulted her by questioning her and my grades then became worse. I called student advising 5 times for intervention and was told to work it out myself since the school has no influence over individual instructors and how they grade or communicate. My 3.96 GPA tanked my very last week because of this class and I even recieved an academic warning letter from the dean of another department for the "tone" of my emails with the teacher. All of this happened my last week of what was supposed to be a joyous time. The school never asked my side and didn't care that I tried to resolve the issue with their advisors prior to my "blowing" up in the last email with her. She was equally nasty but used a bettwe writing style to communictae it to me. The bottom line is that I tried to get help and was told tough, take the grade and move on with life, despite it's impact on my near perfect GPA. My graduation will always be shadowed by the disgust of this event and the university's unwillingness to help. DO NOT ENROLL HERE!! ONCE THEY HAVE YOUR MONEY, YOU ARE STUCK!! I had numerous problems with financial aid as well. Idiots!! I had to get an omndsbusman to review my account 3 time in 1.5 years there because the financial aid people screwed my account up. All 3 times, the omndsbudsman found accounting errors to my benefit. Getting help and anyone to listen to you is IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AAS Information Technology

Information Technology - May 11, 2012
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Acquiring an education is a two-way street. If you apply yourself, you will succeed at Kaplan. I have one class left and already acquired a position in my field at 50K. I have been to regular brick and mortar schools and my Kaplan experience has been as good or better.

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I suggest you shop around

Medical Transcription - May 8, 2012
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The school in Columbus, Ohio is a mess. Some instructors are there just to collect a pay check. Some of the instructors are very unprofessional and rude along with their staff. Students pass by cheating which is overlooked by instructors and staff. Students are passed just to meet quota. School is known as a “Ghetto School” within the community. Businesses are hastens to employee student who graduated from this school. I really suggest if you live in the Columbus, Ohio area, you check out other schools before attending this school, reputation of this school is very poor.

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Do your homework before falling for Kaplan!!!!!!!!!!!

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - May 3, 2012
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All I can say is DO NOT DO IT!!!!!!! Biggest mistake of my life. All the from Financial Aid down to the instructors. I took a Algebra class and received a big fat F, then I took survey of math which I thought was a little more intense then just a algebra class with a differnet instructor next term and received a A. tell me how that happens? ended up costing $1800.00 to retake a math class I should not have failed in the first place. I even went to tutoring and the tutors were not even sure how to figure out the way he way trying to teach the algebra.All they want is our money money money. The school I am attending now at least gives a check for what is left over after my tution is paid every 12 weeks , where kaplan took it all plus made me make a monthly payment to them every month for 10 months. Please make sure you check around before making the same expensive mistake I did.

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The Teachers Suck

Heatlth Sciences - May 2, 2012
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I am in my second term here at Kaplan and the instructors are unprofessional and one of them even held class from a wifi cafe which had a ton of background noise. In addition to this, she is always leaving seminar early which is definately a no-no. I have complained to Kaplan about this and if they don't do something, this will be my last term here.

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I don't understand

Medical Coding - April 29, 2012
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I see there is a lot of talk about FA, but very little on the actual education experience. I am on my third semester at KU and am really enjoying my classes. I have an AA, and three years towards my MA from a traditional college. I was not able to finish, and now that I am much older, I want to do something different. My problem stems not from the education I am receiving but from the overwhelming majority of my classmates. They are illiterate! I see them from one semester to the next, some are even about to graduate. How can this be? I am very worried about the worth of my degree from KU. Do they graduate everyone as long as that person shows up and puts minimal effort into their education? I am really upset over this and would really appreciate any insight into this matter.

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Owe money without a degree

BS in Paralegal Studies - April 23, 2012
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I started taking classes and was doing well until I went through a very nasty separation and a divorce. I lost my internet and had to withdraw from my classes due to the loss of my internet and not being able to complete my assignments. I started going through some difficult time with money since my now ex had left and refused to pay any of the bills and I didn't have enough money to pay for everything myself for me and my five children. Once we moved and got settled at my new home I was feeling pressured to come back to Kaplan to complete my paralegal studies however i was unable to keep my internet on as i needed to pay the electric, so i lost my internet and requested to take a leave of absence only to be told it was to late in the course and none of my professors would work with me to be able to hand in assignments late as the university has a policy against it once you are to far behind. So I end up passing my classes but and my GPA was a 2.65 but apparently below their standards so the basically kicked me out of my classes and dismissed me from the college. Now I have to pay back my loans and I never completed my degree. And financial aid is no help, I requested a student living expense loan to help cover the cost of my living expenses and was approved which would have prevented me from having my cable shut off however I never received it and have no idea what happened to this loan that was approved,considering I never received it.

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3 weeks and counting

Business - Accounting - April 21, 2012
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I have three weeks until I finish my BS in Accounting with Kaplan. While not every experience has been stellar the majority of my time has been good. I agree with others that Financial Aid still needs improvement but I have seen strides to improve things over the past three years. Academic Advising has improved greatly. The majority of my professors were knowledgeable and engaging. When I dig down into many of the complaints I have read about Kaplan many seem to be from folks who are not literate. During my first semesters I encountered a number of these people in classes. As I am ending my time not too many of those people are still around. Makes me wonder if they couldn't handle the college situation and are the ones who are complaining.

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Masters of Public Health

Public Health - April 13, 2012
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The communication with the university needs an improvement but communication with the faculties are fine. I am satisfied with the service and materials so far.

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[nutrition science]

Nutrition Science - April 1, 2012
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My advisor has been so awesome with helping me figure all this university business out. I want to be a nutritionist, therefor I am taking nutrition science to get my bs and be a nutritionist. I can't believe how many of you are [mad] because you didn't do your reading. It clearly states that this program is Not CADE approved and is not qualified to get you tested to be a dietician. I have the most helpful and honest advisor who told me everything up front and gave me the catalog to read the fine print for myself. As with any other school, you have to do 900 hours on your own without Kaplans help. You should have done your reading, its all there.

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the Kaplan Scam

Buisness administration - March 23, 2012
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I have given the past year to this school. Long story short, I feel victim to The Kaplan Scam. Maintained a 4.0 for the year, yes, I was very hard-working student & single mom & full-time worker. After a death in the family I broke. As per suggestions of my instructors I asked for LOA. Well apparently you have to plan 3 mos in advance for an emergency, so I was dropped. Kaplan already had my $ for this term & I only authorized funds to be released to me. Financial aid told me I was owed $ & I would receive it by March 19. When that didn't happen I contacted FA again to find out they decided that $ would go back to FA instead of me. On top of that they say I now owe an additional $2100. I have since heard that this has been an issue with many others. I have contacted an attorney & would love to hear your issues. Maybe we could get back what we're owed & stop others from falling victim to The Kaplan Scam. Please feel free to email me directly.

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What is wrong with FA at Kaplan University?

Psychology - March 21, 2012
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I am really happy with my Master's program at Kaplan University. I like the professors also. But, I have a serious problem with financial aid. I have taken three classes on-line and they have been great, However, financial aid has been horrible. This term I registered for a Multi cultural class and I am on financial aid and I get a book voucher to cover book cost. I had to wait three weeks into the term before I received my books. I also had to fill out another book voucher and within 72 hours I would get my book voucher number. I am happy that my professor allowed me an extension because I could not do the assignment portion without reading the text for the week. I really don't know what kind of game they a playing with me. I have an A average at Kaplan University and I do not want my GPA to suffer because of financial aid's blunder.

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Financial Aid Needs Help

Human Services - March 13, 2012
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I have had several problems with their financial aid department. I am to receive a stipend every term, but lately (since five classes away from graduating) they have been delayed...coincidentally released on the last day before they can research why it is delayed. So clearly they have been holding onto these funds to collect interest on money that is not theirs. A shady practice in my opinion and very inconsiderate. The other problem is that due to a personal emergency, I was unable to complete my final assignment and it was one day late. I went from an A to a C in the class with probation looming had I not brought up my grade point average. The instructor refused to grade the project. I filed a dispute and the Provost sided with the instructor... what a crock!

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Kaplan Graduate

Fire Science - March 7, 2012
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I just finished my AAS if Fire Science and beginning a BS in Emergency Management. I have never had any issues with Kaplan except submitting tuition assitance forms in late and having to cover the cost myself. I was late, my fault, no problem. Anytime I had issues I was able to call and speak to someone. It has been a great school for me. The military pays for me to attend this college and if it was really that horrible they would know it and blacklist it. Students just have to be proactive and stay with it. I understand that many have had issues but every college I have read about has it's issues. On-line Kaplan has been good for me.

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Medical Office Management

ASSOCIATES IN MEDICAL ASSISTING - March 5, 2012
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I would like to put a different spin on all of Kaplan University reviews. I enrolled did well received excellent grades, no problems what so ever until it came to my last term three class one with an externship. I eagerly awaited this day to come to almost be done. Filled out all clincal placement paper work and submitted every document required in the time alloted. On 1/20/2012 was emailed where I would be completing my externship at and instructed to call and set up an interview with the site. I did as instructed and instead of getting an interview date I was asked to fax my resume. I did exactly that with a very nice cover letter, four days had passed and I had not heard from the proposed site, I called to make sure they had received my fax and was informed yes they did and they would be forwarding it to the doctor and if the doctor like my resume she would call me. Strange response I thought but I thanked the voice on the phone and she rudely hung up. Moving right along since time was moving closer to the new and final term to begin I email Kaplan letting them know that I had not heard from the site yet or even given an interview date, Kaplan informed me give them time and if I had not heard anything by 1/30/2012 let them know. Sure enough 1/30/2012 came and went and nothing from the proposed site, I informed Kaplan again I had not heard anything and was informed via email that the Kaplan staff would follow up. On 2/2/2012 I receive an email informing me of site termination, the email informed me that the site was no longer williing to host me and that I should not contact them, it also informed me that since I was terminated from the site or not excepted after an interview I would have to meet with the Assistant Dean and a Clincal Manager via phone conference to further discuss what led to this and was given two dates and times to pick for this conference call. Now let me state this baffle I was and confused I was so I picked the early date which was 2/9/2012 at 3:00 pm. The day came and guess what they emailed me the wrong time so the call never took place and how they apologized for making this error, and gave me the 2/10/2012 at 2:30 pm (anyone seeing a red flags yet because I was). During the conference call with the dean and a clincal manager I was informed that the site no longer wanted to host me because I made numerous phone calls to them and harassed them for an interview. Now remember I told you I called this site twice, once to introduce myself and two to follow up to make sure they had received the fax I sent them. When I informed the dean and the clincal manager of this then the story changed to well the doctor overheard a conversation with you and a staff member which made him uncomfortable and therefore he decide not to host you. When i pressed Kaplan what conversation did the doctor overhear because their was no conversation beside me asking did they receive the fax I sent and was told yes and if the doctor like it she will call you. (now Kaplan is saying he as the doctor and the site is saying she as the doctor not really sure who the doctor is but not really that important but another red flag I think.) Kaplan could not give me a particular answer to this conversation the doctor overheard, but contined to inform that since I have no site (remember never granted an interview with the site) I was going to automatically fail the Externship class and that I would have to do a remediation plan and discuss what I learned from this experience, and why they should grant me another site after I take a term off. (Remember this was suppose to be my last term.) Confused I was in tears I was and shocked all at the same time. I kept asking how could this be I am in my last term and I have no more money or funding I should say to come back to retake a class that I am going to fail because a site lied to you. I had the phone records to prove that I made two phone calls, did not matter, many emails later nobody cares that the site lied, I am being force to pay for a class that I will fail because Kaplan did not inform me in the email on 2/2/2012 without a site you will fail the class, which had I know at that time I could have dropped the class because according to their polciies you have 7 days to drop a class, and remember because they screwed up the time on the first phone call it pushed me past the seven day drop period. So I could not drop the class, have to pay for it and then take a term off and hope they approve the remediation plan which is a letter I have to draft telling them why I should be granted another site and figure out where the money will come from to pay for this one class which is only three credits so very little funding will be available for me. So what do I get out all of this a big fat nothing because without the externship class I do not get my degree. I put in two years and spend thousands of dollars for nothing and Kaplan will not admit or at least take credit for the fact that they did not notify me of certain issues in the very first email of the site termination which had I know at that point I was gong to fail the class without a site I would have dropped the class and saved the money for a future course. You can say it did not happen like this if you want but I have the emails the phone calls and everything documented and guess what I walk away 30,000 in debt with nothing. If I was was to paste the remediation plan here you guys would be like are they serious. I just wanted to share my story which is not good, I am so destroyed right now and I do not even know where to begin to fix this, but what I do know is KAPLAN UNIVERSITY DOES NOT CARE THAT THE SITE GROSSLY LIED TO THEM AND RUNINED MY NAME AND MY EDUCATION. Thank you if you read but if you have any suggestions how I can get this fixed please help because I do not think they will grant me another site because theres a part when I was told there are no guaratees, oh did I not mention that yeah no guaratees we will find you a site after you do the remediation plan and take a term off. HELP HELP, I know somebody must know how to help me fix this. Why do I think they will not becuase I have filed a grievance and everything and in the emails to me is do the remediation plan and as far as we are concerned this matter is closed. What a fine mess I am in now. To pay back all this money for what, I did not even get the worthless degree I was striving for and a site or should I say a person lied on me with no regards on how this would impact my life. The sited does exist because its around the corner from my home just know this it was not one of the twenty sites I chose when filling out my application for a site placement. No I swear I never went there or anything but I do wonder if they have pulled this stunt on somebody else. Please let me know anybody. I was never granted an interview. So lost right now.

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Okay if you don't have to use FA Office

Business Concentrating in Finance - March 3, 2012
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Academic support and Financial Aid office make this school extremely difficult to deal with. When I began my degree, they were very helpful, but have since moved to a "Hall" environment with advisors that have little training and seemingly little desire to help. Most of my experiences with teachers were positive - many of them grade on the higher level even with little effort. Had a few teacher that could have cared less to be there and put minimal effort in actually teaching the course. Really wish I would have selected another university. Overall regret attending Kaplan as long as I did. By the time most of the issues arose I was near completion of my degree.

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Good for nothing nutrition degree

Nutrition Science - March 1, 2012
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This is school is terrible. They are not helpful at all with educational or career information. They couldn't be any less informative and don't care as long as they get their money. Continued to call me for a $20 payment that I had made multiple times and each of the different offices couldn't get on the same page. They ended up refunding my money but I could have done without the threating phone calls. They forgot to sign me up for a class and postpone my graudation date and ended up messing out on a job opportunity. If I worked for this school I would be ashamed to represent it. I DO NOT RECOMMENED THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE FRIEND OR ENEMY!!!!

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful

Landonsmommy116

Medical Coding - February 23, 2012
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I am about to start my externship and cannot find any where to do it. Am I getting help? NO!!! How do you tell students you will help them find employment and not finish through with that promise. So I am spending all this money for what? Im better off flipping burgers.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful

The Master of Public Health - Online

Masters of Public Health - February 19, 2012
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I have been enrolled in teh program since 2 months and I have found it to be very good. I think this will evolve as a one of the best online degree for the future.

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Great

BS in Paralegal Studies - February 16, 2012
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I completed my degree and already landed a job. My professors were very informed and understanding when personal issues came up. Financial aid was just like the dealing I had at my previous schools no better no worse. I would recommend this school to a friend.

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Misleading recruitment

Health Information Technology - February 15, 2012
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When I directly asked questions about it, the "admissions counselor" (sales person) specifically told me there is no certification requirements for Health Information Technology. She told me I was enrolling in 'Medical Records' At the beginning of the second term I learned that Kaplan's HIT degree Is NOT of any value: Enrollment counselors neglected to tell me that Kaplan University has not secured credentials from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) required in order for HIT graduates to sit for the RHIT Certification Exam. CAHIIM considers this credential crucial. I left Kaplan at the end of the second 'term', having wasted $7,000. Additionally, Kaplan's terms are described as 10 weeks long. In reality, they are only 8 weeks long. Thus I paid $7,000 for a total of 32 classes. I am 63 and cannot afford this.

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MBA-Human Resource Specialization

Masters of Science in Management-Human Resources - February 15, 2012
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The worst educational experience! I have attended to Kaplan for almost 3 years. Now that I am about to graduate they are asking me to pay some money without explanation of the reason. Every time I call the financial advisors give me different reasons of why I owe them the money. One supervisor told me they opened a ticket to solve the issue. When I called back 3 days later happen that there was no ticket. They keep lying to me every time I call them and try me to pay a money for which I haven’t received a bill or explanation of the charges. They only sent me a past due notice saying the amount. I requested the advisor to give me a phone number or email address of someone who could help me or at least someone to complain and I was told that there is not such number. They finally gave me the number of the department of education, but actually they gave me a wrong number and I had to call them back to get the right one. It is unbelievable for an educational institution having people untrained people. To conclude I would like to add that two of three times I call I get magically disconnected. Can you imagine calling 6 consecutive times to finally speak with a supervisor? Executives of Kaplan University please, remember that while I understand that you work for profit you can’t forget that your goal should be focused in providing a good educational experience.

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Horror story

Masters of Education - January 26, 2012
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Do not attend. I am currently attending and everything you hear about financial aid is true. They screwed up my financial aid and over sent me money over four terms. Now they expect me to pay it all back NOW. No warning no nothing. This was my first time back in school since I graduated undergrad and I thought I was receiving the correct amount of money as a stipend. NOT, Financial aid said they made a mistake and I now need to pay them. I am in school there right now.I can't drop out and go else where b.c. I owe them this huge amount of money and they won't release my transcript. Not to mention they sent a financial aid denial letter with another student's information attached to it. Her name, address, id number, phone number and loan information. Careless! So if you are considering it and using their financial aid department. Stop now and run the other way.

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Very misleading

Criminal Justice - January 26, 2012
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I was very happy when I found Kaplan, I was a stay at home mother and just had my daughter so I figured staying home with my daughter and getting an education was perfect Everything went well for a while, but towards my last class I would look under my payment history to see what I have to owe and the balance came up to $1,600, from out of no where. No calls, no emails and also nothing in the mail showing me I ever owed this money. I was pretty upset considering I was taking my last class. I turned in the paperwork that was needed and it kept getting denied and I would get 4-7 phone calls a day about the amount I owed,I would explain this several times over but still get phones calls several times a day. I have submitted my paper work for the fourth time and see what happens from there. I pray it gets accepted this time because if it doesnt they will have big issues with me. I have patients, but this many times is not cool. Anyways- all I will say is read reviews people write before attending this school.

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HORRIBLE

Medical Transcription - January 25, 2012
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I really wish I would have looked around more before commiting to kaplan. They give WAY to much work for an online school, especially one that is supposed to help people with a flexible schedule. They load you down with work, don't support you at all if you are behind, and it was just a waste of my money overall. I have been spending 4 and 5 hours a night just on work, three times that amount on the weekends, and most of the teachers do not try to help you catch up. I would think twice before coming into Kaplan, especially if you are a military family.

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Wish I Had Known

Assoicates Degree in Paralegal Studies - January 18, 2012
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This is the worst experience I've ever had with an online school. I enrolled a couple of years ago, could never figure out how to get into my interactive class, gave up and enrolled in another school. I guess at some point that I accidently did get into one of the classes without realizing it because now they say I owe them $1,800.00 for classes I never took!! I have creditors calling me and it's on my credit report. I wished I had read all of these reviews before I enrolled here. I would not recommend it to anyone.

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Kaplan's Reputation...

Buisness administration - January 18, 2012
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Okay I recently graduated from Kaplan with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Here is my take on my experience: The Good: I personally did not have any major issues with the school. There were a few times they screwed up on something but I caught it and they fixed it right away. Overall I felt the teachers were great. The coursework was challenging enough and I worked hard for my degree. I didnt experience a whole lot of technical issues with the KUCampus. Sometimes the site would be down and I would be unable to submit an assignment but as long as I communicated with my instructors I never ran into any real problems. The Bad: Tuition is outrageously expensive. Fortunately I had my GI Bill but if not I dont know how I would have been able to afford this school. My entire degree cost over $40k which is an obscene amount of money for an online degree. The Ugly: I did some research on Kaplan and came across some very interesting and disturbing articles. It turns out that Kaplan and several other online universities are under an investigation for fraud. There were many cases of misrepresentation during recruiting students. Apparently Kaplan recruiters were under alot of pressure to bring in more students because the more students they recruit the more profits the shareholder makes so the recruiters were telling students anything to get them in. According to some other articles, Kaplan was caught changing grades to keep failing students from dropping out so they could continue to receive tuition payments. Overall, Kaplan's reputation is in trouble. These investigations are being conducted by the GAO. Look it up for yourself, it is listed all over the internet. Overall, I worked my butt off for a degree I fear will mean nothing determining the results of this pending investigation. Once I graduated I was excited to display my diploma. Now I feel awkward and wonder how people will view my diploma. If Kaplan did the things it is being accused of, what will this mean for those of us that graduated from them?

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