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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
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I absolutely love Kaplan University. I honestly was very scared when I enrolled because their reviews from former students were pretty harsh, but I must say I have had a great experience with this university. My adviser Austin is awesome. He response quickly to my questions and if her doesn't know the answer he will get me to someone who will. Once minor issue was I had been trying to contact finical aid and no one returned my call for a week. I reached out to my advisor and that day someone called me. My professors are nice and understanding. Kaplan is for determined people. Participate in seminars, and complete your work on time and you will succeed here.

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
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Well guys everyone experience is different and I respect everyone's truth. If Kaplan was bad to you it is your truth and if it was good to you it is your truth also. I had the great and the bad, my bachelors program was great and I excelled in it finishing with a 3.4 GPA. They were very helpful through the entire course. When I took my Masters Class I had a professor who was difficult hard to communicate with and scored me below a 3.0 GPA. I was placed on probation at the same time I was dealing with family issues. The adviser told me that I needed to maintain the 3.0 GPA in the next class and I did. The next thing I know I was notified of not maintaining an overall 3.0 GPA and was dropped. Wow I read the policy and told them that I should be retained. A letter was written to the dean with no help. I was upset but did not let Kaplan stop me from my dreams. I vetted other colleges and found a college that fit my learning style better with more professional staff and student. No one said this would be easy so if you Kaplan was good to you Hooray! If you feel they did you dirty, brush yourself off and find a better college and situation that fits you. Don't be afraid to fight for what you believe in but don't get stuck because things seem bad. Have the will to win in life.

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Ernesto - 11 days ago

I hear you I past threw same situation at devry university. I got to tell you I felt horrible after but I didn't let me down like you said I just kept on moving forward and know I am almost close to my dream of getting my Masters degree.

Stressful...very, very stressful
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
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I am currently enrolled at Kaplan with a graduation date of September 15, 2015. I started taking my final classes, the ones I specialize in for my BS, and realized Kaplan has me signed up for the wrong degree program, and that's just the icing on the cake. I transfered to Kaplan with 91 credits from a community college with a 3.8 gpa specializing in Mechanical Engineering. I received an academic scholarship but upon joining Kaplan, I was forced to take a general biology course after transferring over an anatomy/physiology class I received an A in, with the reasoning that at least it would be an easy A. Then my student advisor convinced me to only take one class instead of two, since I didn't want to take a summer break, which led to me losing the scholarship. They reinstated it once they realized what happened. Then in my final year, after I started taking my BS classes, I realized I was signed up for the wrong major. Their way of helping me was having the manager, who is a professional psychologist, manipulate me into believing it was for the better. Kaplan seems to forget that it isn't about just receiving a degree but actually being taught what you need to know. My experience with Kaplan has been anything but smooth. I DO NOT recommend attending this university when there are so many others out there that actually care about their students. Plus I'm pretty sure my grant money they told me I'm receiving is actually just a loan...I just thankful I have God to show me the positive that can come from this experience.

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monica geary - about 1 month ago

I agree with the class issues. They signed me up for classes that were beyond my level. I specifically old them I was not transferring any credits. When I brought this issue to my advisers attention she responded with they made a mistake. I should have been signed up in classes that would prep me for all the papers etc. Nothing has ever been done to correct the error from the person who enrolled me. Every educational institution wants to make money, however it seems this one really is solely about that and not the education.

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Kris - about 1 month ago

Jessica there are several of us about to graduate in Sept of this year having major issues with Kaplan!!!!! We should talk!!!

Kaplan Rocks!!!!
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
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I graduate Dec,2015. All I have to say is that Kaplan U is a great college. I worked hard to get where I am at today, I have reached my clinical studies and I am the happiest woman in the world. I made the Deans list, when I saw that I just cried tears of joy! This is a place where I have seen a lot of whiny comments, please grow up because this is college not high school. Before I graduate, I am coming back to get my Bachelors in Psychology. I love Kaplan University!!!! Kaplan Rocks!!!!!

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monica - 2 months ago

I am currently enrolled at Kaplan also for medical assistant. I was wondering how long did it take after you started your classes to begin your clinical's? So far it has been a great experience for me, although some comments are making me nervous. I graduate in 2016 so i just wanted to know how the medical assistant degree with Kaplan has been for you?

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monica - 2 months ago

I am currently enrolled at Kaplan also for medical assistant. I was wondering how long did it take after you started your classes to begin your clinical's? So far it has been a great experience for me, although some comments are making me nervous. I graduate in 2016 so i just wanted to know how the medical assistant degree with Kaplan has been for you?

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Tabetha - 2 months ago

Monica, I am actually in my clinical and competency 1 class and a professionalism class that will help you to get paperwork started so you can begin the learning at a clinical site. I am not there yet but I sure it won't be long. I will post again when I begin the hands on clinical. I will suggest that if you don't have CPR you should get now just so you already have it. If you already have it and the card is up to date your fine. They will be asking that you to get CPR. You will be fine, the main thing is, don't listen to other people. I was worried in the beginning but I kept going because I really want this and I enjoy being here as well. I believe those people that had complaints were not ready. Keep going you got this!

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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
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Kaplan's Financial Aid Department is really a joke. I withdrew a day after the 3 weeks it was supposedly a "trial" & my balance that I owe them is almost $3,000 which is crazy! The professors went in circles, basically teaching the same thing for 3 weeks. I literally should have just stayed at Ashford for this! Which is again funny I took 4 classes at Ashford withdrew in the second semester and I didn't owe them anything.

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Erica - 2 months ago

The same thing happened to me. Kaplan in its entirety is a joke! I withdrew from my classes as well, but my professors were still emailing me, so to interact with them I logged into my account. I never attended one seminar or submitted any work and financial aid want almost 3000 from too.. I have been around and around with financial aid and they refuse to work with me. I am now in the market for a new online college.

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Hayden - 2 months ago

I had the same issue, but with Ashford and now I'm going to Kaplan University. I'm not having much better luck though. They are now taking out loans that they haven't discussed with me...

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melinda goyette - 2 months ago

I had the same issue its a joke that whole school they want me to pay $4,00 back to them when I was advised by financial when I needed to withdraw to wait until my loan was paid then withdraw then I would owe them $0 now today they want me to pay back $4,000 this school is horrible and the financial aid department is the worst I have ever dealt with.

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Kerron Dicks - 2 months ago

Kaplan is definitely a joke! I went for years and graduated. Throughout that time they took out many un-discussed loans. I never received my associates degree because apparently my financial aid didn't cover my last semester. So i pretty much owe a ton of money to receive my diploma and credentials I worked hard for two years straight. Kaplans a scam

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Mking - 23 days ago

I am currently enrolled.. i asked about withdrawing after hearing so many bad reviews and that it will leave you in tons of debt. I've only been here for two weeks (5 days). Can i still withdraw and owe nothing?

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Hayden - 23 days ago

Mking,

Drop out day was monday, chances are no, but ask u never know!

Maybe it's you.
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
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I can not say to much on credit transfers or finding a job that is in the field of psychology because I have not graduated yet. I do have to say that some of these comments scare me. I already have around 30,000 in loans for two years that I have been enrolled in Kaplan. If this school is as bad as a lot of people are saying, and these classes we are taking not meeting the standards needed for my profession in the real world and I will have to take more classes when I have graduated from Kaplan also scares me. I can however state then when I enrolled in Kaplan in the beginning it was very easy and only took about a week. My student adviser calls me at least once per term to see how things are going, and when I needed to take a term off because of personal reasons it was simple. As far as easy A's....not even close. I have had to work hard for my A's and B's. I also have received some C's, but that was my fault for not doing all of the required work.

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Ashley - about 1 month ago

I'm graduating with my MBA from Kaplan in August. I received my Associates with Colorado Technical University Online, and my Bachelors and Masters through Kaplan.

Hands down, the school honors those who work hard, have good integrity, and self-discipline to do the work. You EARN your degree with Kaplan, and the quality of instruction you get is worth the money. I've never heard of Kaplan's programs or classes falling short of employer or industry standards, so I hope you don't truly fear the idea of needing supplemental education because I would imagine it is highly unlikely.

Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders, stay the course and be positive. Kaplan is a good school and your experience should trump the few bad experiences others are sharing. No school, person, institution etc. is perfect so a few bad comments likely represent the severe minority of Kaplan student experiences.

Kaplan's Financial Aid office is a joke!
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
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I went to Kaplan University for one semester in 2010. While I was there I took two courses and really enjoyed it. The only thing was their financial aid department constantly had me submitting documents over and over again toward the end of the first semester. Each time I would submit it different representatives would call and request for more.Ended up charging me out of pocket for the classes. Once I filed a complaint they charged financial aid. I really was frustrated and decided to attend Ashford University where I received my Bachelors and had so many credits transferred I was able to take a minor in Psychology and specialized in Public Administration. It is good seeing others did not have a negative experience as I did.

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Edwige - about 1 month ago

For example: Ask clarifying questions, share your experience with this school, ask for more information (on classes, professors, career opportunities, etc.)

Highly recomend Kaplan University
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Degree: Health Education
Graduation Year: 2014
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100% on line curriculum, including online books I could access through my cell phone. The classes were detailed, and challenging, but the amount of help offered by the school ensures success. I would highly recommend this college to anyone that has a busy career like mine (military).

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Edwige - about 1 month ago

I am not sure if I made the right choice. My classes started on march 25 for an Associate degree in Human Services at Kaplan ever since that day I have been receiving phone calls from Financial Aid on a DAILY BASIS, I mean really EVERY DAY. I thought that I had already submitted all my documents during my enrollment process but I guest not and right now I m just so stress out! I have been submitting the same document for almost 2 months now. Its always about my eligibility! I am not too satisfy with the teaching method at Kaplan. I just feel like I'm a ghost and suppose to learn everything on my own. My professor don't answer my questions during the seminar, nor my articles posted I don't get any feed back. Tutoring is a joke, PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB!!! Right now I just feel helpless and really don't know what to do.

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James H. - about 1 month ago

Edwige,

Sounds like you are having some strange, and specific problems. I had an issue with financing before, and was shocked at how quickly they were able to contact me and fix the problem to prevent any delay in my classes. As for the style of teaching; I enjoy the fact that everything is clearly written on what needs to be done and by when. Unlike a child that needs their hand held through each step of class, Kaplan treats you as a capable adult, able to follow clear instructions. My professors have always been professional, willing to answer any questions during seminar, office hours, co-hort seminar, e-mail, or phone. As a result I have never needed to use the tutoring services.

Cynthia Simmons
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2016
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I am currently enrolled at Kaplan University studying Health Care Administration. Although I have struggled in the past with school, Kaplan has given me the skill-set that has escalated my learning potential. Right now, my GPA is a 3.35- but I plan for it to become higher in the future. Kaplan has enabled me to realize that I am a powerful force with higher education.

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Talmadge Fincher - 2 months ago

Your experience is amazing and truly inpiring. I'm just researching at the moment and trying to see what's out there. Your comments have proved to be very beneficial.. Thank you and be blessed.

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Ashley - 2 months ago

I am interested in attending this college for healthcare administration. I was wondering if you could give me any feedback on the program.

Thank you.

Kaplan is for responsible adults, not children
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2012
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This college, as any college, is what you the student make of it. Professors will not hold your hand or wait on you to do what you are required to do. You are an adult and therefore must make adult decisions to find out what your assignments are and complete those assignments in the time frame given. If you do not do what is required, expect to fail.

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Tabetha Cox - 2 months ago

OMG! You are so correct, some of the students that are in my classes want to have their hands held. Sorry we are no longer in high school, at all. I made the deans list and I am very proud of myself, I worked real hard to get where I am at today. I graduate Dec,2015 getting my associates degree in Health Science for Medical Assisting. Yes, I am coming back to get my bachelors in Psychology. I really Love kaplan!!!!

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anonymous - about 1 month ago

Kaplan is not for "responsible" adults. Kaplan University is a scam to the highest degree. First and foremost they are a FOR-PROFIT organization, which means they do not care about the students, they do not care about your "special needs," they do not care about what you have going on at home, and they most certainly do not care about your education or whether you are going to get anything out of it or not. I can tell you that my wife started attending Kaplan when we first started dating so it was not my place to tell her that there were much smarter choices out there such as community colleges. She has been told flat out at interviews that putting Kaplan on a resume or application hurts her chances of getting that particular job. This institution should be shut down and all so called credentials revoked.

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