Kaplan University Reviews
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.