Kaplan University Reviews
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People need to remember that any experience you have is dependent upon what effort you put in to it. I just graduated with a BSN in nursing having already been a nurse for 5 years. I also had many credits from a community college, and another online school, transfer. I worked with the advisors, and informed them of my requirements for communication and quality education. There were a few classes that I felt the instructor could have been a little bit more hands on, even nicer, but overall I would say the instructors were great. The education I received I feel is very relevant to today's healthcare community. Like many have said, this is not an inexpensive school, but I feel the quality of the education is in line with the cost to attend. For those of you who feel like you may have been duped, misled, etc., I would say you may want to look at your own ideas to see if you fully did your part of researching and understanding before laying blame on the school. I knew exactly what the cost would be, and how long it would take. Remember, you can't learn if you don't have questions. If you aren't sure of something, you have to take the lead to find out instead of waiting for others to do it for you. This is an institution of learning, not a baby sitting arena.
There financial aid department is terrible! It took four months just to get in, Every time I sent them a document, they misplaced it! The professors (with the exception of one) are friendly, helpful, and courteous .My 1st student advisor never bothered to inform me that they did not have the classes I was looking to take for Human Resources. I wanted to major in HR, and he had me set for a Business Degree with an HR concentration. He told me I would take HR classes in my 3rd and 4th year. So needless to say I spent almost a year there before I was informed that didn't have the classes (like statistics wasn't part of my core classes, it was an elective) I was seeking to take. My biggest complaint was that I received a C in a class due to a drop box issue beyond my control. when I submitted my final paper in the class, the Professor claimed she never received it and gave me a 0. I contacted my student advisor who checked with the technical team. They confirmed that there were issues with the dropbox that day yet the professor still refused to change my grade, or accept my paper! She also gave me a zero on another paper after I asked to be excused from the seminar (on the last day of class that week)for a family member's funeral. I was an emotional mess. She excused me, but wouldn't accept the alternate assignment for the seminar (which I submitted the very next day after the funeral) because it was a day late. It was my understanding since she told me to go be with my family and not worry about School, that I would be able to turn the papers in the next day, not the same evening of the seminar. My other professor was more than understanding and gave me an extra 2 days to complete my assignments for that week, so It applauded me that this Professor wasn't so understanding! SHE BASICALLY TOLD ME NOT TO WORRY ABOUT sCHOOL BECAUSE IT WASN'T IMPORTANT!
I love Kaplan University. I had a WONDERFUL admissions advisor....most of my teachers are amazing. I am able to keep a 4.0 GPA. I love this school. NO SCHOOL IS PERFECT. The reviews complaining about things are expecting everything to be 100% amazing. No experience in anything in life will be 100% satisfying. This is a GREAT SCHOOL!!!!!
I am a current student at Kaplan and I thoroughly enjoy the school. The online format is great for working adults and classes are challenging. My plan is to go to law school once I finish at Kaplan. I called the Law schools that I am interested in and they accept Kaplan degrees. All the people that complaining, I feel lack the time management skills, discipline and motivation it requires to complete an online degree. If you are attending Kaplan for the stipend, that is part of the problem. College is higher education and a person that wants to learn will learn. New students do not be discouraged about these reviews. Nothing worthwhile is going to be handed to you easily.
Excellent instructors, good range of classes, can take some on-line. Great experience.
I had a positive experience at Kaplan University. The career services department will email me with any job leads. I have been promoted twice since attending Kaplan. The professors are great and will work with you if there is an issue. I didn't have any issues with the Finance department. I am very proud of my degree.
I loved the flexibility offered through online education - it would be nice to have a campus or office nearby, though, for admissions or financial questions and concerns.
I like Kaplan because as a single mother the online classes where the best. I got a job through my externship site immediately after finishing. A nice thing that the school offers is a link for career help. Resume helpers and even a link over to a career site where you can apply for jobs right from there! My instructors where very knowledgeable and always there to help. The set me up with the skills and the confidence to pass my state certification test. (even though I did have to find where I had to go and pay out of pocket for it). I am proud to have my CCMA, that I would not have if it wasn't for Kaplan and their flexibility. I would recommend this school to any single parent out there, but keep in mind at the end it us up to you to put in the hard work to finish, take the state test and find a job.
I am currently in my 6th term w/ Kaplan and I LOVE IT! I am now 27 years old and know what exactly I want to do. Prior to KU I tried college 2 times.. brick and mortar. I hated it. With Kaplan I have had the opportunity to really apply myself. Online is A LOT of work and you MUST be good with time management. The advisors are helpful, financial aid a breeze. I would recommend it 110%.
As an army vet I wanted to use my post 911 gi bill to return to school. I found they were very slow to help me. Once enrolled I had one "teacher" that was so unprofessional I had to make a formal complaint. Now as a veteran the army will pay for school no questions! The day before I was starting my 2nd term I received an email saying I was no longer enrolled! My advisor had overlooked a form that had to be completed and I was kicked out. It was no way my fault or anything I could have known about! But they still got paid and owe me money from a grant I received. It's been almost 2 month and they still haven't reimbursed myself or the military pay office. I'm unable to pay for my new college and pay for anything else. I was using my housing pay to afford to be a full time student. I'm being honest with everyone that reads this...... I have found that I get passed around every time I call about this issue. No one ever fixes my issue. Stay away all active duty and vet's! Go eles where. Plus the price of class is very high compared to other online colleges. Thank you for your time. #soon to be homeless vet with two children