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Kaplan University
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
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Kaplan is a good school. It is like any other typical online school. It's not a walk in the park especially if your more of a visual & hands on learner. Kaplan like any other college requires a lot of APA formatted writing and essays. I spent 2 years with Kaplan. Initially I was enrolled in a bachelor's degree program but I switched to an associates because I was just about done with the credit requirements for one and wanted to go ahead and jump into the field. People have their own personal opinions and bad experiences but I never had any bad experiences. Each and every one of my professors were educated, dedicated and professional. Most with PhDs. Some were a little more strict than others but of course keep in mind it is college. It is an expensive college to attend but if online is what you need, this is a good school of choice. I am a mother and online met my needs. I was always able to reach academic support & financial aid when needed and they were always genuine. I never had any funding issues or over charges. The fees are as it states clearly. Kaplan is NOT a place to breeze through with A's or a walk in the park like some might suggest it is. I did graduate with highest honors "4.0" but I worked very hard and met all of my requirements per class. I never turned ANY assignment in late or lacked in writing my papers in the required APA format. I suggest for new college peers to enroll in college comp 1 & 2 before jumping into most major courses. I never knew how to write an APA paper before those 2 courses. After college comp 2 I became very great at writing APA styled essays. Teachers are very easy to get in touch with. They have emails listed and some are generous enough to even provide their very own cell phone numbers. The downside is the required 1 hr seminar per class per week. On the bright side though, if you miss the seminar due to some kind of life event or late work hours, there is an option 2. It's most commonly a 200-500 word writing assignment over the unit weeks topic. Very simple and easy. The exams are dreadful because they are timed and you only get to take them once. Once again though, I managed never to get less than a 93 final grade in any of my courses. All my classes were with many different professors who had many different requirements. As I said before some more strict than others but they all have one thing in common, following the rubric and course syllabus. As long as you do that you are golden.

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So far so Good
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Degree: Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2017
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I have just signed up for the MA program with Kaplan University. I started my first Class on Wednesday May 13,2015. Thus far I have had a wonderful experience. After reading some of these reviews I'm praying it continues to be a positive experience. Everyone has gone above and beyond to make sure I'm comfortable and that I understand how to navigate around the classroom and the website. No school will be perfect, but I would definitely recommend this college upon the experience I've had thus far.

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I Love Kaplan
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2017
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This is my first time in online college, and I was a bit nervous when I started. I just ended my first term, and so far I have to say I love Kaplan. The advisors are amazing, and have been a great help to me, and my instructors (although I've only had 2 so far), have been great. Their financial aid department does need a lot of work, I don't think when someone asks for help they should tell you to "google it", I think they should actually help guide you into finding your answers. There was a time a few weeks ago, I wasn't sure if I was going for what I really wanted to do, so I called Kaplan, and the advisor talked to me for about 45 minutes, and added some elective classes that I really wanted, that go great with my degree, she was a great help to me. So far my experience at Kaplan has been wonderful, but like I said, it's only my first term. I am hoping it stays wonderful.

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Nina - 10 days ago

What was the name of your advisor? I've been looking into this school and it would be nice to know what and who can be helpful. Thank you.

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Natalie Samu - 6 days ago

My advisor's name is Shavalerie Roberson. She is very helpful.

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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2018
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My advisor was so horrible and unprofessional I ended up enrolling at another school. She talked down to me and even sent me horrible emails. This college is a joke. Don't waste your time. I received wonderful treatment from Strayer University. They went above and beyond and that makes a world of difference.

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Natalie Samu - 23 days ago

Hi Melanie,

I am currently attending Kaplan myself, this was my first term that just ended. I actually love it so far, but after reading a ton of bad reviews makes me kind of worry. I have a few questions for you though. Are you receiving financial aid? And if so, how hard was it to get that to transfer to a different college? Also, did the college you transferred to accept Kaplan credits? Those are the 2 things that worry me the most, is my financial aid, and credit transferring. Also, did you talk to anyone else at Kaplan about how you were treated? I actually like the advisors better than the financial aid department. Thank you for your feedback. Best of luck to you in your future academics, and career goals.

Sincerely,

Natalie

Please do your homework before enrolling!!!!
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Graduation Year: 2016
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I enrolled in Kaplan after debating if I should attend this school. My first term was a breeze but I noticed one of my class was repeating almost every assignment. I felt like I was going in circles.Made dean's list! yay! Second term totally different. In one of my classes we had to share an instructor. He was teaching two classes at the same time! How would he possibly be available to comment on each response made????? I'm paying for this; it is not free. Also I began to become familiar with the school for profit. They hound you to enroll 24/7;non stop. Also very expensive! I am looking for a non for profit institution. Also the advisor that keep emailing me; I never ever spoke to her. Maybe she doesn't exist. Hey if Kaplan works for you great but please read how much it will cost. It is not cheap. Do you research before you enroll into any program.

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Financial Aid office is not good with money
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Degree: Health Education
Graduation Year: 2016
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Kaplan is not good with posting payments to your account and paying on time upon the due date in regards to financial aid. I'm currently a student and I have yet to have a payment made upon the due date and this is and ongoing problem. The financial aid department aren't good with money.

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Money Grubbing Worms
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Degree: Legal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
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The officials at Kaplan University should be ashamed of themselves. Students pay from $1,000 to in my case $2,000 per class and they have the nerve to charge $10.00 for a transcripts. I can understand if I needed to purchase additional transcripts but they don't even give you the first official transcript with your degree. How money hungry can you be? I took 11 courses to get the Master's degree so you already got $22, 000 plus from me. Now you want to charge for the first transcript too. I will never recommend this university to anyone.

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Meme - about 1 month ago

If a transcript is only $10 you are lucky. Every school has a charge for a transcript, even the first one I'm sure.

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LaTasha - about 1 month ago

Meme, Thanks for your response but I beg to differ. I called around to 20 other online colleges before posting the comment just so I could be sure this wasn't standard and I was frequently told that the first transcript was delivered free with the degree. Thereafter, any requested transcripts whether paper or electronic copies were at a cost ranging from $3.00 - $12.00 per copy. I guess I should be lucky I paid $10.00 instead of $12.00 but I still believe a graduate should receive the consideration of at least one free copy of your transcript.

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AD - 1 day ago

LaTasha, how is that Master's Degree working out for you? Was everything on the up and up, or are you having any trouble with it? Thank you in advanced.

For military who want to transfer later
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Graduation Year: 2013
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If you're in the military and trying to go here just to get your military credits accepted, DON'T DO IT. I wasted my time getting an associate's at this school so that I can receive credit for being a medic and then transfer to a university. HUGE waste of time! None of my credits ever transferred to any school to try to go to. So now I'm starting from 0, as a freshmen. Don't go to this school if you don't plan on finishing your entire degree here, and even then I recommend you just go to a regular university in your area. This school is crap. So disappointed to have been told that credits would transfer when they DON'T.

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Doc - 14 days ago

Where were you trying to transfer? Kaplan is regionally accredited by the north central accreditation of schools and colleges. so central state schools should be able to accept you.

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Yadielys - 13 days ago

The issue isn't transferring schools, the issue is the new school accepting my credits. The credits didn't transfer in either of the universities that I tried to go to, so all the work I did in Kaplan was for absolutely nothing and my associates degree that I received from Kaplan is basically useless.

Stay far away from this school
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
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Horrible college! Stay away and do not attend! Trying to get someone on the phone to answer one question in near impossible. Horrible customer service. If the person you get on the phone does not know how to answer your question, your call will just be transferred to a random person. Impossible school to work with. Please do not waste your time and money!!!

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Leah - about 1 month ago

STAY AWAY! $2400 for ONE class. Financial aid is absolutely ridiculous and it took me till after the semester to get awarded. So i had them pestering me 24/7 to pay my tuition. The class is a joke, they gave me 3 papers that were worth 650 points out of 1000. She gave me 1/2 the points on two papers. I have never gotten lower than a B on a paper. She passed me with a C- and in order to get financial aid you need a C+. This school literally tries to screw you over. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!

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LaTasha - about 1 month ago

I agree. I only had one term where I had to call in but I was transferred around as well. They posted the name of my assigned Education Adviser however when I called in and requested her Good Morning family. This scripture for today is Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of the Lord. That will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. God Bless you all they told me that there is no assigned advisers they all help students as they call in. Then that adviser had to transfer me to someone else because he didn't know how to assist me.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
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I don't know about anybody else. I really enjoyed learning this program. The staff was very informative in all areas that reference my education. The professors very knowledgeable in their field because any question ask; I was given an answer that forward my education. My degree earned was online and it was hard, but I dedicated my time and effort. I graduated with a 3.9. Thank You Kaplan U.

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Linda - about 1 month ago

Hello Rosa,

Please can I ask you some questions about the Masters of Health Informatics? Please send me your email address. I will appreciate that.

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Rosa Burton - about 1 month ago

My degree was in Education/Teaching Information Technology. I can surely give you information about it and my experience.

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Sean - about 1 month ago

Hi Linda. I'm currently taking the Masters in Health Informatics. Send me your email and I'll answer any questions you may have.

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Edward - 23 days ago

Hi Linda. I'm want to start the Masters in Health Informatics program at Kaplan U. I'd like to ask you some questions too if you don't mind.

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Ernesto - 16 days ago

I'm bearly starting my degree in the same thing you did thanks for the review. By the way did they help you find a job in your field there or where you able to find a job in your field once you graduate.

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Rosa Burton - 16 days ago

No, I did my own networking while attending Kaplan U. I am doing a career switcher program to teach middle school. The great thing about this, I don't have to take the remedial classes. Eighteen weeks, take the two state test for technology and English, which are the two classes I chose because of my degrees, afterward, on to be endorse for a license and I am done. Good luck and most of all, have fun.

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