Kaplan University Reviews - Bachelor's in Human Services
Having to attend school online was difficult at first and it took some getting used to. I had to adjust my schedule and my lifestyle but Kaplan's Administration was always there to help. As a Veteran I had an assigned counselor for all my specific issues, to include the GI Bill nightmare. All the staff was always helpful and knowledgeable. I had applied to other schools but this one was the once that surpassed my needs.
I loved Kaplan! The workload was manageable and I was able to realistically manage my time between work and school. Kaplan has since been acquired by Purdue University Global and have adopted their standards and educational structure. The workload has increased since, but I have no complaints because a lot of Purdue's curriculum is heavily project based. This mean's you're applying everything your learning into real projects that can be used to build a portfolio. This also ensures that you're achieving the set learning objectives. Kaplan did not have this same structure. SO it's safe to say all of the things that I'm now learning are actually sticking and I'm able to apply it to my current role within my career. I couldn't ask for a better school.
I am currently going to Kaplan University- Davenport, IA (online). When I started with Kaplan I was told that the grants and loans would cover my entire degree plan. I found out 3 years into my degree that the funding was almost gone and now I have to pay out-of-pocket. I do not have any extra money to pay for school that was the main reason for applying for grants and loans. Furthermore, I am now being asked to cover $525 before this term is over or I will be blocked out of my next set of classes. I also found out that Kaplan has had a lawsuit for over $1 million dollars to refund loans and grants to 239 students. The school credits may not be transferable and you may not get a job or license with your degree, if you are able to finish your degree. I believe that Kaplan misued the funds and charged me for things that they should not have been charging me for like over $5000 in room and board, over $3000 in transportation, and over $2000 in personal items. Mind you i go to school online so i dont need room and board nor do i need transportation. This was/is one big rip off. Now i am over $60,000 in debt, i cannot possibly pay that back.
I would not recommend this school. I had nothing but problems from the beginning between paperwork they kept misplacing and the advisor not knowing what she was doing. The advisor was not at all helpful and I often went out of my way to talk to someone else because she was completely unknowledgeable. Please beware that you are attending this university at your own risk. I would highly recommend looking into somewhere else!
I attended Kaplan for my associates and am in the process of completing my bachelors. Kaplan accepted my military credits which helped to knock of time for degree completion. I am a single mother of a child who is very active in sports and other activities. I also work full time and am in the National Guard. With all of this going on I am able to keep up with my classes. The workload is not overbearing, but I still learn a lot. When I did fall behind my admissions rep, professors, and academic advisor all reached out to me so that I can get back on track. I have not had any of the tuition horror stories that I have seen posted. I do think Kaplan is a little over priced, luckily I get the military discount and my GI Bill. However- it fits into my life perfectly, so I do not mind paying for convenience. Kaplan has put me into the position now where I have multiple schools to consider for my graduate degree. I think any school, or opportunity for that matter, will be what you make it. You gotta take the good with the bad and just keep on pushing through.
This school not credible school. I did get my Associates Degree from them and I'm trying to get my bachelors but there are playing around with my financial aid as I look online just within the last few weeks several people are having the same problem now when I call the financial aid office and sit on hold I set on hold for 3 hours each day nobody ever answers the phone before we started having all this financial aid problem you called somebody would answer the phone I would not recommend Kaplan to anybody.
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.