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Pretty angry with Kaplan

Associates in Interdisciplinary Studies - July 12, 2011
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The same as above. I was lied to and taken for a fool by Kaplan. Their courses are mediocre, the professors (bar one that was awesome) are all first grade teachers and know nothing, and, the grading system sucks. Kaplan is run poorly and is extremely over-priced. I am so disappointed I wasted TOO much of my precious time with them and now I am in immense amounts of debt. The amount I paid for a year and half is MORE than I would have paid if I went to the university in the state I live in. Think about it before you sign up for this shinnanigans. I feel sad for anyone that thinks they can get a career from this school - such a joke.

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Associates in Interdisciplinary Studies - February 27, 2010
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I am one semester away from gaining my degree to become a teacher's aide. Problem is, I wanted to be a teacher and was led to believe that I could obtain such a degree from Kaplan from my enrollment advisor. I am not the only one who came to find out this was a lie as I discovered through talking to numerous peers at Kaplan. Quite a few of us are now looking for schools to finish our Bachelor's degrees at. Beyond this, I love the structure of the courses. Most of the professors are excellent and passionate about their subjects. I spend about 15 hours a week on each class which I do not find overwhelming. Most of the classes are relevant to my field of study, but I have come across one or two that feel like a complete waste of money. On the bad side, I had to put $3400 on my credit card to pay for courses. I was told I could take 3 classes at a time, but was not informed until 2 semesters went by that financial aid only covered 2 classes at a time. I was also informed upon enrolling that if I kept a GPA of 3.7 or above I would get 25% off my tuition. I have a 4.0 and thus expected the decrease in rate. Turns out, that it is only 25% off ONE class each term if taking 3 or more. It is extremely difficult to get in touch with my own academic advisor who is often lax in her duties. So I normally have to resort to calling and talking to the 1st available person to get things done. What is the point in having a personal advisor when she doesn't get in touch with me? Financial aid staff are very incompetent, too. Overall, I loved the courses and teaching staff. But the rest of the staff is terrible.

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