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Kaplan University?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Aug 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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    Monster Coma

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    Anyone have any information regarding Kaplan?

    I've researched them online but I was wondering if anyone had any personal experience?
    Are they a good online school? I'm looking to get a Bachelors from there as well as continuing with my education tract now.
    If anyone has any insight, has gone, or knows someone that went I could use all the information I can get before making a decision.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    I would recommend going to a regular college in your area. You'll get a much better education for a better price.

    They look to be similar to University of Phoenix. It's expensive and doesn't provide a very good education. A buddy of mine at work has been getting his education through U of P and the classes are a joke. My concern is will your degree be recognized by anyone who would care?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/10/education/10kaplan.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kapla...ducation-Kaplan-University-Online-is-a-285744
     
  3. Aug 6, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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    Interesting, thanks
     
  4. Aug 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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    At the end of all Kaplan commercials around here they say "courses will not transfer". That's sketchy to me and tells me the classes aren't equal to even a community college.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    Only way I would ever do online courses is if they were through a normal reputable college. I don't know if Kaplan is the same but university of Phoenix is a for profit corporation with stockholders which is always a red flag to me as far as education goes.
     
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    Kaplan, Phoenix and others are diploma mills. They are set up to take your money, but academics aren't backed by accrediting bodies, which is basically a reputation and commitment rating in higher education. Without accreditation, you are subject to subpar instructors and curriculum.

    Stay with reputable institutions with brick and mortar locations.

    I work for a local college in enrollment management, and I've heard too many horror stories from former students at those mills.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    I think I'm going to be looking at places in PA, NY, or MD for getting a second bachelors
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    As has already been said, STAY CLEAR OF FOR-PROFIT INSTITUTIONS!!! I have known some people who rave about their online classes from UoP but I have my reservations. MBA in a year online? While working and partying fulltime? Yeah, right. It's a joke. Most employers will see right through that too.

    What's funny is that for-profit institutions have recently taken a hurting from public and not-profit online classes. Surprisingly most state and private schools now offer online classes. They do so at a better price and offer generally more well-qualified faculty. If you look you'll be surprised. Some schools give the same degrees for online/in class. So, you just may get the same diploma that reads "Generic State" if you did it online or in class.

    Remember, for-profit schools want your money. Most non-profit schools want academic integrity.
     
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