Kaplan University : Assoicates Degree in Paralegal Studies Reviews

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Dbyrd4544 (Graduate) on October 17, 2012 (email verified)

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Kaplan Education 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.

Chelle_schmidt (In Progress) on January 18, 2012 (email verified)

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Wish I Had Known 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.

Anonymous (In Progress) on May 29, 2011

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positive experience I usually don't take the time to write reviews, but I want people to see something other than complaints posted about Kaplan. If you are at least somewhat responsible, organized, and have a genuine interest in your major, then there is no reason why you shouldn't have a positive experience with this school. Financial aid can be a pain, and there are occasional technical difficulties, but both the professors and the classes offered are excellent. Give Kaplan a chance!!

Anonymous (In Progress) on September 24, 2010

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COMPLIANCE random audit for HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA I was not made aware of the need for a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA TRANSCRIPT needed until 3 weeks after class started and then was given 3 weeks to submit or be blocked from classes. I had to contact the Unified School DIstrict I went to which happedned to still be closed for summer school and wait till they opened to get information and submit my request. I emailed back to the person emailing me from COMPLIANCE and called him. He would not return my call and when I emailed him about this he simply sent back to me THE SAME FORMAT EMAIL stating it must be in by September 27th or else be blocked from class. I WAS TOLD I would need my college transcripts but never the HIGH SCHOOL. Why is it that ther is noone doing this foot work in financial. I went to University of Phoenix nevr was asked for my trnascripts they did all of this on their own and confirmed it.

Anonymous (In Progress) on September 24, 2010

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PELL GRANT BEWARE I was not made aware of the distribution of PELL GRANT FUNDS. I happened to discover it and then when I called the person answering the phone was so rude in telling me about a form I should have filled out that I was NEVER TOLD about after lengthy discussions with Advisor and Finacial neither source mentioned the website address to fill out the necessary document for excess funds

Diana3girls (Graduate) on August 3, 2010

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YOUR EXPERIENCE AT KAPLAN IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT Okay, I have spent the last hour or so reading these comments. I just completed my Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies with over a 3.0 CGPA, and my overall experience was great. My biggest problem was that most of my classes were full of idiots who didn't appear to have even completed the 6th grade, let alone high school. Doesn't anyone know how to spell, use correct punctuation, correct grammar, etc.? Sure I had a few professors who weren't quite on top of their game all the time, but I had way more who were, and who really challenged me to do my very best. As for the financial part of it, I owed absolutely no balance when I finished my last term, and althought I had to occasionally fax/email documents to the FA Dept. that I knew they already had, so what? My grants and loans were through FAFSA (Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, CitiBank), and although I will have to start paying them back in a few months, I was never told that I owed more than what was disbursed to the school. I think a lot of you complainers were thinking that because the classes are online, that they would be easy, and that you would be handed 4.0s and a diploma at the end of your classes. I have 3 children (one of whom is autistic), a husband and a house to take care of, and although it was hard work, I was able to complete my degree with no problems. Like I said, my major issue with Kaplan is the caliber of students that were admitted to the school. I would say that over 50% of each of my classes were people who couldn't put a sentence together, didn't read instructions for assigments, didn't know where to find basic, simple information, and who spent the entire time trying to spout off crap they thought made them sound smart, but which actually made them look like idiots. I swear, I was really embarrassed for a lot of them. I couldn't believe some of the things that people would post on discussion boards, and God only knows what their written assignments were like. I feel bad for the instructors who had to grade some of those papers. I am not trying to say that I am a know-it-all genius or anything, but most of the people I had classes with presented themselves as if they were young teenagers who got bad grades in middle school. I mean, I am talking about very basic stuff here. It was absolutely MADDENING to be in Seminars with them, and trying to converse on the Discussion Boards without insulting them took every ounce of my willpower. So, I don't understand what all you complainers are talking about, because my time at Kaplan was productive and (for the most part) problem-free. I intend to re-enroll next year for my Bachelors, and I would recommend Kaplan to anyone.

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