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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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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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9 of 19 people found the following review helpful

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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The School Without a Heart

BS in Paralegal Studies - August 26, 2010
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This school is unbelievable. i went back after taking a year off so they considered me a returning student. I started classes and the next day called them to say that I was now tanglined in a custody issue as my drug/alcohol addicted ex-husband was trying to gain partial custody to avoid paying child support. I didn't ask to withdraw I asked to start classes a2 weeks later so I could focus on this issue. They never told me that if I attempt to withdraw I would be responsible for 10% of my tuition and I wasn't asking to withdraw but they said that is the only way I could start later and I would have to pay the 10% before I started classes. I was even told to finish the classes out and then re-take them so iprove my grades. i had a 3.9 average and take school very seriously, that was not an option for me. I even offered to send them all the documentation to prove the issues I was having but this school didn't care they only cared about the money. They have called me non-stop sometimes 2-3 times a day, at work, at home and on my cell. They have violated they fair debt collection and don't care that they are breaking the law. This institution is a joke and by the way their credits won't transfer to any respectable college/university. People should beware and don't be conned they will help you get in but after that it's only about the money (what they get from you because you won't get anything with a degree from them)

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BS in Paralegal Studies - March 2, 2010
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Not sure what my thoughts are except that I have been trying to withdraw, from this school, from over a week and I keep getting the run around. I have already completed 2 terms and I am trying to withdraw from this current term. I have no idea if they are trying to charge me for these classes or not due to being advised by financial aid not to log into classes for 21 consecutive days. I have tried contacting my academic advisor for over week via email and phone and I get no response. I have tried talking to someone in academic advising about withdrawing and they told me that the only person that can do this is my acadmeic advisor. I'm not sure what to do, at this point, as I feel like I have exhausted most of my options. I may have to go as far as contacting the Dean of the school and start flooding his inbox with emails. I have never dealt with a school like this before. I am withdrawing due to personal obligations that need to be dealt with and plus the cost of tuition increased which I am unable to afford. I was working on my Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies since I currently have an Associate's degree from another school. I wish that I would have just went back to them for my Bachelor's instead of dealing with this.

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