Kaplan University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (297)
Beware.. I completed all the program in Heath Information Technology with excellent grades and was about to begin my clinical externship to earn my degree, when Kaplan's accounting dept hit me with a bill for over $1,000 that they say must be settled before I can complete the course. I am currently disputing this bill with financial aid since I was on federal aide through-out my time at Kaplan. I am extremely disappointed, and it doesn't seem Kaplan wants to help me succed.
I have now had to sit out 3 terms already since Kaplan's right hand doesn't know what it's left hand is doing. I have serious doubts that this will be settled in my favor since absolutely no one in the FA dept will return my calls. Two of my class mates switched to DeVry University just before the end of the program, but I stayed because I didn't want to pay more, since most of the credits are NOT transferable.
Sadly I am now feeling that transferring Schools may be my only option if I want to reach my goal and sit for the RHIT exam.
I am very very disappointed in this school. I asked them to sign a paper for an internship so that I could start to get experience and they made every excuse not to. I then asked a professor last term to fill out the paperwork and his excuse was "Im too busy".
I would not recommend this school to anyone although I like it a lot but I just cannot deal with this stupidity anymore. I just do not understand why a school does not want to help its students out especially after receiving both an Associate and Bachelor degree from them. Am I missing something?
I went to University of Phoenix for my associates, then Kaplan for my Bachelor's. WOW what a difference! UOP was entirely focused on YOU as a student.
Kaplan clearly is in the online school business for profits. I quit Kaplan and went back to UOP. Stay away from Kaplan if your looking for a good education, and remember...your paying for it, so be careful and picky about choosing an online school.
In reviewing many students comments and experiences with Kaplan, I was actually shocked to see a couple positive feedback. For the students who had a good relationship with all of Kaplan's amenities, WHO, WHAT, WHERE and HOW? I am not sure that these people exist at Kaplan Univ. I had nothing but headaches EVERYDAY of the week for almost 2 years with any of the staff employed at this so-called accredited college. I think that the President of this University needs to be aware of the lack of Instruction, Professionalism, and Humanities of his employees. And, I think I am being very compassionate when I disclose this comment/concern. Yes, the absolute worst department is Financial Aid, but the college as a whole NEEDS major reconstruction and in a hurry. Inquirers, please take the time to read every students comments regarding his/her experiences with Kaplan. But, please be aware of many weaknesses that stems from this college. I learned absolutely nothing from the instruction and taught myself in all my classes using all my knowledge, and academics from previous colleges and employment to teach many students, as well as instructors of the criteria and tactics in my field. And furthermore, I am the one that has to pay back the government for it. Now, for the students who have experienced positive outcome from Kaplan--good for you! The rest of us aren't laughing at the halacious expenses and unprofessionalism staged by this college. Everybody is in titled to their own opinions.
I enrolled to Kaplan in December 2012 for grad school. I turned in all needed paperwork to start Jan.3. It is now March 15 and I still haven't received my stipend!
I have called FA several times and all they say is it's still processing. That's crazy because I have completed my first class with an A!!! And I'm about to start my 2nd class next Wednesday! The FA office is seriously unorganized, rude, and lazy.
Do not waste your time and especially your money attending Kaplan University. My degree was free yet it was the worst experience ever! A week before completing my degree I get a bill for $300 when my employer paid for my schooling. I was told a program specific fee yet I never signed for this fee and FOR WHAT....I did everything online and they removed the externship from being a requirement.
This University is a disgrace and I can only imagine how they treat and talk to regular students if I was treated rudely and incompetent as a fellow "Kaplanite". My transcript and Diploma are now being held because of the $300....BUYERS BE WARE !!!!
I am in my third year at Kaplan and I have never had a problem with financial aid, student support, or any of my professors.
The workload for the classes is easily manageable, I work 40 hours a week and maintain a 3.80 GPA or higher. I can not say yet if my degree has helped my career since I am changing careers and not yet done with my degree, but I do believe it will.
I would recommend Kaplan to anyone looking for an online school.
Kaplan university is a great school. I graduated 2/22/2013 with a BS in Human Services. The first couple of years I had a problem with financial aid like most people.
However, the last two years I have not had a problem. I believe people who try the online school enviornment for the first time are on edge, and the first issue that happens they think negative.
I am on my Junior semester here at kaplan University. I am getting used to online from community college. The problem I have had was financial aid. I was on the phone for about 2-3 hours a week for 2 months prior to my first semester. The second semester wasn't as bad registering. So for any prospective new students. Be advised that you will need a couple months before you intend to start classes.
Every time they told me to hand in another paper so I can start. Then I would hear nothing back and would call to find out that I still owed financial aid more paperwork. The part I found shady was that you will all have to sign a paper so you can not sue them?? Anyways there is a lot of homework, but if you have a lot of time it's possible to pass. I have a 4.0 currently.
When looking into Kaplan I came across the same reviews about horrible teachers and shady financial aid. However my fears were put to rest after my first term there. The professors were amazing and replied to my emails within 24-48 hours. As for the courses themselves...they can come off as intense because the discussion rubrics were not the same within disciplines but overall grading was fair. One of the most notable things my advisor and the university did was get me into my final class which was not being offered that term.
In closing as the title says if you are considering this school take the middle ground of the best and worst comments and somewhere is the truth. Additionally the people complaining about Kaplan on this site often use grammar and spelling that would suggest their degree is not the only reason they are struggling in their jobs.