Kaplan University : Assoicates Degree in Paralegal Studies Reviews
(Graduate) on August 3, 2010
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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