I thought this school was the answer to my dreams. I wanted to get a teaching license but did not have the money nor the time to go to a traditional school. I already had an undergrad degree and wanted to be in the school systems teaching, however, in Iowa you have to be licensed and it is required that you graduate from a teaching curriculum to get that. So I was referred to Kaplan through a local Educational Agency. I had no problems with Kaplan other then one class which the instructor was rude, offensive many times to myself and others in the class, and that there was little communication about anything.
When I graduated, I was unable to attend the ceremony since I went through the online program. I waited the 6+ weeks for my diploma and never recieved it. I called and they told me that I owed them $1000. By this time, I was working 3 jobs because I graduated in february and its hard to get a job in education at that point. I was working hard to keep health insurance coverage as well as enough money for my husband and I as we had bought a house and were expecting our first child. He was also working 3 jobs. I updated my address with Kaplan and asked that they send a statement to me. I never recieved anything in the mail. My student account showed no balance so I assumed they had gotten things figured out. In July I recieved a call from a collections agency stating that my "balance" from Kaplan had been written off to collections. I was furious. I am still waiting on the embusement committee results. I was treated very poorly by both the student accounts staff and financial aid staff. When reviewing my account it shows a very chaotic mess of transactions in and out. When comparing with my student loans that I owe, it shows that I should not owe them anything. I am not sure exactly what will come of it, but I would not recommend even starting a program here. I have never had a late payment on any bill I have ever had. I am very protective of my credit as I am young and just starting off.
I still do not have my diploma, I do however have transcripts that show my coursework was completed I was fortunate enough to find a teaching job. I got what I wanted from the school. It was not a great school and if you are truely needing to learn something, I would not recommend it. I have a natural ability to teach and just needed the paper that allows me to be in the classroom.