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I began my Master in Public Health degree from Kaplan online this past July. I enjoyed my time in the two courses I took. I had the same professor for those classes and he was a fair grader but lacked a bit of direction during online seminars. Financial aid was okay, my aid was not processed one semester for some reason but they were quick to fix my mistake after I got in touch with the department. I have since withdrawn from Kaplan to pursue education at another institution. After more research, I discovered that in order to achieve certain certifications or jobs (specifically jobs with the government or at the CDC), you need to graduate from a program that is CEPH certified, which Kaplan is not. Just wanted to pass that info on to other students wanting to study Public Health and work in those sectors.
Some instructors are terrible constant conflicting information, programs do not work. Also the online sight is very confusing and grading terrible. Linux never works on my computer and writing class should be based off the instructor than the course materials, this is what I was graded on.
I graduated with 5 presidents awards, 4 Dean Lists and a GPA of 3.4, have not been able to get a job. This is not considered a accredited college/university. I was a single mother of 2 and worked full time while going to school expecting more when I graduated, but that has not happened however I am expected to pay back 68k in student loans. I have not problems if I was making more but I am not and cannot get into the field I went to school for. So many have been scammed. They should not be able to state that they are accredited when they are not.
I really enjoyed attending KU. I was able to complete my BS in health admin. I had no problems with enrollment, or financial aid. Everything went well. I liked the fast pace classes. It was difficult at first, but Once I got a routine down I enjoyed school. What I liked the most about the classes is that they gave you all the information, ie..answers to questions during class connect. It was then up to me to read, and explain what I have learned, ie..how the answer is incorporated with the lesson being taught. I remember there was a lot of reading. I can't count how many highlighters I went through. Overall very satistied.
Stay away from this school, I was attending for a good 3 weeks and from the jump the signs were not good, although the advisors were excellent , the financial aid team was horrible, had to call them just to make sure they were processing documents , & I would upload documents and one minute they are received and then approved and accepted and the next it's incomplete and I have to go reprint and re submit all over again which is very frustrating , but what made me not want to have anything to do with this institution is when my laptop friend on me and 3 days after being in constant communication with my professor and logging into the classroom on my mobile device and submitting one assignment I log on to see my seminar and all my classes had been dropped and I was no longer enrolled , I called and expressed what happened and had hard proof of communicating with professor and her saying it was ok for me to turn my work in later that week because of my laptop I was told there was nothing they could do about it and I would have to wait until next term to enroll, I was furious because not only did I loose the work I already did (with it being a 10 week class , 3 weeks worth of work was a lot ) for my 2 classes, but I would have to delay my degree progress , this school is all about money and not the students , I don't advise anyway to enroll here ,as soon as i withdrew I started at ashford university same day , experience has been more than fantastic. Please please run away from this school while you can..:
Maintaining a 4.0 GPA prepared me to further my education. With my Degree from Kaplan, I was able to get accepted into Purdue University, for my Master of Science in Communications Degree. Additionally, after completion of my degree, I was able to attain career placement, in the field that I received my degree in.
My instructors, for the most part where great people. My experience with the "university" as a whole was horrible. Their lack of communication and outrageously overpriced tuition, leaves a bad taste in my pocket and no degree until I come up with $4000 that should have been covered by loans/grants/scholarships. Think twice before you over pay and end up in debt with no degree.
Completely screwed up my wife's financial aid. Refused to help. Every time we called they said we just "updated it" and to call back in 5 days. Call back 5 days later, same explanation. Called back again, same explanation. I dont negative reviews lightly, however the complete lack of customer satisfaction is appalling.
I attend Kaplan University online from March 1st until June 12th, I just have been approved for unsubsidized finances, and subsidized finances, The school took the entire $3,000 they continually to say that I owe an additional $500, and they advised me to complete this semester not to drop out, and if I complete this semester that I will owe an additional $500, they also stated that I don't get no refund from them because I don't make enough money, I apply for Pell and hope Grant an additional unsubsidized loan, even though it's still not enough to pay for the online classes, June 7th I just been informed about the fees for the school, I am totally disappointed with Kaplan University, They had paperwork from me on file, it was three copies on file, but i still had to keep sending in information which they already had, and that delay the funds for school so now I'm responsible for repaying back, $1,000 by the end of the semester, I don't understand I'm very disappointed, and I don't even have a diploma or certificate, to show for it, and no money, I will like a respond in writing, or in texting and full explanation to why the school charge $1,800 per semester, I have my own computer, I have no books, from the school and I do my work online and online is free, so I don't understand the charges, like I stated before I was not given any information, or shown any paperwork, pertaining to the fees from the school, from March the first until today which is June 12th 2017 actually I just got them on June the 10th 2017.