Kaplan University Reviews
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I'm currently in the nursing program at a Kaplan campus in Iowa. I was hesitant to enroll because of their overall reputation. I'm so happy i took a chance! I couldn't be more pleased with my instructors, my advisor, the financial aid dept, my clinic sites...it's all been a great experience! I would definitely recommend giving them a try. It seems like the student experience varies by the location, but I can speak for this one!
So I was one of the last enrollees last fall into the advanced start for military personnel whom were medics, corpsmen or things of that sort. Basically only needing to complete 5 courses through Kaplan to achieve the Associates in Health Sciences Degree. I couldn't be happier. I will be graduating (finally) this July with my degree. I have had multiple attempts at other colleges but to me Kaplans online programs works well. The materials and syllabus give you exactly the details of what is expected. So far my professor's have been extremely helpful and attentive also. After completing the associate degree I will be able to apply it towards the "advance start" Bachelors in Legal Studies program, which basically waives a few of the lower level courses. I should be able to graduate with my Bachelors in December 2017 if I mapped all of the courses correctly. After reviewing all of the other student reviews, yes financial aid can be bothersome, but that is at every college and you need to take ownership over ensuring all documents are submitted on time to ensure everything is processed by the deadlines. Overall my experience so far has been pretty great. I do plan on finish my bachelors here, but will finish off for my masters at a local college just because of the stigma associated with the name , which is sad to say because the experience has been good so far. You get what you put into your education whether here or at Harvard. I already had a career in the law field working for the government, however after completing my bachelors from an accredited program (which Kaplan is) my promotion potential will be greatly increased.
This is a great school because the professors take their time to teach each student when they need help. Professors are always taking their time to help each student succeed. Professors are always by each student's side to help with everything needed.
Wanting to returning to college and finish my degree. Working full time and supporting a family made it difficult. Kaplan University fit my needs, allowed me to obtain my degree. The classes were challenging and the Professors were there to teach and I had no problem with their professionalism. Online worked for me, others maybe not so much.
Would never recommend this rip off for profit school to anyone. They find ways to deny your student loans and send them into collections after taking 80k+. There is no reason that amount of money is not substantial to cover the school expenses. Professors are shady, never know if its the same professor as last week or the real professor of the class at all. This school needs to be investigated like all the other for profit schools.
I had a great experience with Kaplan's BSN program! I will be starting the NP program this month. The whole process has been extremely easy. My advisor stayed in touch with me regularly. My instructors were knowledgeable in each subject and I personally had a positive experience with financial aid. I would recommend this school and have many times.
Kaplan was used as my CE. The program would not work and was an utter waste of money and time. Please do the world a favor and spend your money on a product that works. Terrible tech support and customer service is about as useful as a screen door on the bottom of a boat.
The English program is a joke. Any program that teaches to blog writing needs to call itself what it is, a sham .Thank you for wasting my time. I would advice everyone whom has never choked on their own tongue to go ahead and take the equivalency exams. Once you enroll in a course, you will no longer be eligible to take these tests.
I found the enrollment process to be very confusing and minimal communication. It's like they expected you to know the process without instruction. My adviser was never available and if I emailed his response was always "I don't know." Most of the professors averaged about three days to return an email, there were a few good ones if you got lucky. Financial aid was always at least 45 min wait on the phone or live chat. I sent several emails with a promise of response in 1 business day, I still have never had a response. Course material was appropriate there were some classes with large work loads but it was manageable. They held all of my Stipend checks, I had to wait until the 30 days was up then call (sitting on hold for over an hour most times) to ask them to mail it. I would not recommend anyone to Kaplan. The course material was about the only thing good I have to say. I think I had three good professors, most have other jobs and are too busy to focus on teaching.
Overall experience was awesome. I spent 5.5 years with Kaplan Universities online program and completed a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. The quality and caliber of instructors was tremendous with Judges, District Attorneys, Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, federal agents, Command staff and a host of former leaders in their respective fields. The curriculum was current and stayed on top of trends occurring in the field. I never had any issues with the finance department but it would seem that some regions were more prone to that based on reviews which may indicate isolated incidents vs. systemic problems.