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I believe in the power of education no matter where you can find it. Have I had troubles or concerning issues with Kaplan University? Yes, most definitely. Did I let that stop me? No. It is my belief that no matter what school you go to there will be some issues that come up. Some good, some bad. There is no one college or educational institution that is perfect in every single way. I found Kaplan (an accreditted school) through a very thorough, secure, and specific website. Had it not been for that I would have ended up NOT choosing Kaplan. I can safely say that, while I had a couple of small issues and a couple of bad ones, going to Kaplan was well worth my time...even for a single mother of 3 at the time. A lot of people have spoken about Kaplan and how expensive they are. I will agree that they are a bit on the pricey side. However, the classes are geared and shaped around each program (such as their Criminal Justice program of which I graduated from). Everyone is given enough time (1 week) to get all of their assignments turned in (including posting to the discussion boards, attending the weekly seminars, and any out-side-the-classroom homework). Anyone can go back to school. All you need is patience, a sense of priority, and the ability to organize your time. If a single mother can do it, then just about anyone on this planet can do it.
I have attended Kaplan for 3 semester and two of them was a problem on my 4th semester I am finally withdrawing.
I am trying to get to my financial aid for the last 3 days. i was on the phone for about 7 hours. I finally got someone and he is telling he can not tell me what my obligations are If I withdraw early. He told me to speak with my adviser. Funny thing is my adviser told me to speak with financial aid.
This school is a total mess and I think it is even a scam to cheat people out of their dream. They are horrible to deal with.
They have 3 departments to turn your life to hell.Student account, Financial Aid, Academic adviser and all of them there to just give you hard time and pass the responsibility to next guy.
When you ask for a manager or supervisor their answer is same "I am the manager"
Horrible school, Horrible support. I decided to go to traditional school.
Kaplan allows a student to mold school around their personality and needs. You can take many courses or just one, do them in the morning or at night, and you don't have to rush around doing homework all the time. They have a great support staff as well.
The courses are set up so that you can work on your own time. There is a one hour seminar per week to attend and they have an 'option 2' setup designed for people who cannot attend the live seminar. The classes are less about regurgitation of facts and more about how to use what you learned in a real life scenario.
We are taught to do online research, how to quote, how to cite information, and how to use published information to help bolster your own original ideas. The professors are available- you can email or IM them and answers come more quickly than at a traditional school! I have had good and bad professors, it depends on the person, but the experience as a whole so far has been great!
Kaplan University is the right choice for you if you are looking for a low workload and great professors. I am in the BS Psychology program, and I love every minute of it, especially being able to go to school from the comfort of my home and still being able to save money and spend time with my family, as my husband is a US Soldier and is deployed frequetlyexalted Th.
I attended Kaplan for Medical Office Management for 3 weeks and it was a bunch of bull. The classes always had technical issues, that never seemed to be resolved. I asked for a due date during class and the question remained unanswered. So, I emailed the teacher and she got back to me a week later, 2 days after the paper was due. Then proceeded to tell me that it was my fault I didn't have the date right becasue I didn't ask. This school is not worth the $32,000+change they charge.
I attended Kaplan in january 2007 and ended up finishing my Bachelor's of Science in November 2008. I transferred fromt he Univeristy of Phoenix because I did not like the "group work" format. Kaplan helped me with financial aid even though I still had loans originating through Phoenix. I found all of the instructors helpful and the work really was refreshing. I felt the assignments helped give you a better understanding of what you were learning.
I did not do any group work at Kaplan which to me showed that they were focused on what I coul ddo, not what I could do in a group. So I would recommend this school to anyone who really wants an education and you will get it here!
I love Kaplan University. I have wanted to go back to college my whole life, and finally, I have. I've made my dreams come true with the help of the admissions, teachers, and of course, myself. Thanks Kaplan for making a difference.
I have been at this school for over a year, with less than a year to go with an Advanced Start Bachelor program (Meaning I already have my AA). This school has become more and more frustrating as time goes on. It gets harder and harder to get a hold of my Academic Advisor and I have never been able to get a hold of my Financial Aid officer EVER! He does not return calls, emails, or requests from his supervisor to call. The administrative side of the school is crap.
The Classes are hit and miss. Some I feel like I'm learning something, and others, not so much. The Discussion boards are a waste of time in most instances, and the projects are inconsistent between the way they are written and how they are graded. Some instructors really care about how you do in the course, and others throw away points like they are insignificant.
I am currently shopping around for another school to finish my degree because I am fed up with the administrative side of the school, and I don't feel like I am getting a real education. I don't retain the information I am being taught because I am not quizzed on anything. I write papers on things that don't pertain to the subject at hand, and if I were to try to get a job in the field tomorrow, I would not feel like I knew what I was doing, because I have always had the books to fall back on. The Curriculum does not work well when it comes to memorizing anything.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)degree. The instructors were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the field that they are in. My Academic Advisor and Fin Aid advisor were not always available when I call, but there were other advisors in the same vertical that were able to assit me. The courses were up-to-date with the current technology. I gained the knowledge I needed to perform my job. There were may outreach programs after I graduated however; I did not participate because of schedule conflicts. I strongly believe that you get what you put out and if you are serious and apply yourself the sky is the limit. I feel like I can take on the world thanks to the awesome knowledge that I have gained from Kaplan.