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Im attending Kaplan university for my degree in criminal jusice

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Im starting my second term for my BSCJ through Kaplan online..... are you doing online or ground? And how do you like it so far?

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Im starting my second term for my BSCJ through Kaplan online..... are you doing online or ground? And how do you like it so far?



I am attending via online I really enjoy it I just finished my first term and am on break right now. How are you attending?

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Interesting post ... I've thought about researching Kaplan for on-line courses based on what I've seen broadcast. I'm just not sure yet what they do differently of what they speak of so much? One day, I shall find out! 


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Interesting post ... I've thought about researching Kaplan for on-line courses based on what I've seen broadcast. I'm just not sure yet what they do differently of what they speak of so much? One day, I shall find out! 



I really enjoy Kaplan University I cant give you a compairison to another school because this is my first College experience but I am very satisfied thus far. the classes Ive taken were worth 5 credits each instead of 2 or 3 so from what I understand that is a good thing. My professors are retired officers that have 20+ years experience and are very helpfull.

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I graduated via Kaplan in September of 2009. I went to the ground campus in Salida, CA. I found that it was a great experience and I'm not sure I would have gotten the same from an online course. Although I will have to do online courses in order to get my BA because the ground campus only offers an Associates. My teachers were truly amazing and they actually like to help you, even if it's via email after school hours. They are all working in the field they teach. It was educational to say the least. You'll have one teacher that is currently a police officer and one who is a retired corrections officer. I had a teacher who worked on SWAT and  as a Private Investigator. You really get more information out of the teachers and staff than you do with the assigned reading material. I would recommend Kaplan to anyone who is serious about a job in law enforcement. My only suggestion to anyone either thinking about enrolling at Kaplan or already enrolled is to not make your mind up until its time to start applying. Going through all of the different classes will help you decide what truly intrigues you. I started wanting to join the CHP and when I graduated I was applying for Juvenile Probation. Good luck to anyone furthering their education. I wish I had more time to go back and visit with some of my old teachers. And also, going to the ground campus will help you make great contacts and friends that you have a lot in common with. Good luck and always stay positive. And one last note about everyone's education. MAKE IT COUNT! That was the motto of one of my techers at Kaplan and it has been one of the quotes that has stuck with me.

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The online part of Kaplan has just as much dedication from the professors and professionals.  The only difference I feel with the online degree is it takes way more discipline and dedication.  You do everything on your own you time your assignments for their due date, you participate in discussion when and how you want to responding to other students and other student respond to your posts in the discussion forum.  Test taking is a peach you can take them how ever many times you need before you get 100% so until you hit your exams there's no reason why you shouldnt be a straight A student unless you slack off and dont pay attention to the professors direction!


There are free online tutors and the library as well as the librarians are there  I believe 24/7 for your conveinance!  The books are all online but if you want a hard copy its easily found on Amazon and you can order directly from the school as well... if your book is not online it is automatically mailed to you and if you see something online that would help in the courses for the term you are more than welcome to use those resources and it is appreciated that you're expanding your span of knowledge beyond the recommendations from the school!


The seminars are once a week one hour for each course and if you're gonna miss them you listen to the archived discussion and write a small essay on the topic at hand within the next week! So to me Im finding the need for a more disciplined lifestyle is all I need to fine tune myself as a student and then the rest is easy as anything?! The professors are all available online through email and AIM and if the one for you current course isnt at the time you need help one of you previous professors os sure to be there to help, and they all have experience in the field they're teaching and then some!!

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After reading the above posts, now I have an idea of where I will finish my Computer Networking degree. 


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 I am currently attending Kaplan, McAllen. So far so good. Still have another year to go though. Looked into online courses, however, came to the conclusion that campus courses were better for me.

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What are the fees like for doing the degree online???


I heard it is pretty expensive!


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I'm Starting my third semester with Kaplan and I enjoy the discussions boards alot also they have weekly seminars that most other online schools don't which help alot. As for price they are a higher priced school but I feel in this case you get what you pay for. I researched seven different online schools and spoke/interviewed the military reps and felt most comfortably with Kaplan.One thing I didn't like was I have 4 1/2 years active Army and $ years National Guard but only received 10 semester credits for military time. Currently I have a solid 4.0 avg. for both semester so if your gonna pay the extra amount bust butt and get everything out of it you can. Different schools still call me but even for a lower price I wouldn't switch I am very happy with Kaplan University. I am going for Counter Terrorism within Homeland Security (for the record)


Best of luck pursueing your academic and careers.


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Hi All


This is your moderator sneaking in her opinion. Has anyone really researched Kaplan, they have their fingers in so many pots?



  • Do your credits transfer? I thought my credits transferred from the community college I attended to the four year college I transferred to and they did not transfer

If you read the small print on the commercials for some of these "colleges" that will teach you CJ or LE in the small print at the bottom of the screen it says "Credits do not transfer".


Here in Frederick we have a Kaplan College however, it's purpose is to train Certified Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants etc. and I have spoken to some of them who are very sorry they are attending Kaplan.


Although, I graduated from a 4 year private Catholic University (doing the accelerated program 3 credits in 5 weeks) and did a lot of online courses at another private Catholic University because I needed the credits I know that both of these schools are accredited and if I decide to go to grad school I have the credits I need.


You have my two cents 


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Hi Eilene,


God I hope so. I do know that when a student logs in they have a section speaking of transfering credits but I can not honesstly say. I sure hope so if and when I do. The research I've done does say they are accrediated in multiple areas and different occupations. The only thing I really have a beef with is that they only gave me 10 credits for military service when alot of other universities  were offering 15 per every 2 years. or around there and I have combined 8 1/2 nat guard and active. If and when I do go else where I will post on here and let everyone know what happened thou. But like my earlier post I am happy so far.


God Bless 


Keith 

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I am on by second degree with Kaplan University. I completed my Associates of Applied Science of Criminal Justice and I am now beginning my Advance Start in Bachelors of Applied Science of Criminal Justice.


 

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I am just finishing my second week of my first term with Kaplan.  I did a lot of research prior to actually going through with the school.  Things that I learned is that you can't ask a school if their credits transfer or not, and that is because each individual school sets their own trandfer criteria.  So, if you want to know if your credits from Kaplan will transfer, then figure out where you want to transfer to and ask them.  As long as you are attending an acreditted school you will have a higher chance of your credits transferring.  Also, if you are active duty military (I am active duty Navy) then you get a 55% discount off of tuition, and your application fee is waived.  So, far I am having a great experience with Kaplan (I am doing it all online, and am set to graduate Jan of 2013), everything from the admissions counselor to my instructor have been great. Working on a BS in CJ with an Emphasis in Homeland Security

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I am a former Kaplan student, I was also a 7 time Deans List Honor Roll Student. However, my time was cut short due to the computer software crashing. I did everything I was supposed to do. Kaplan however failed me, as they failed to fix these issues. I was wrongfully expelled due to my attitude which was a direct result of Kaplan not doing squat to assist me. Now I am facing Student loans which are outlandishly expensive. If you are looking to further your education ask around...Kaplan is a joke and a fraud.


 

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I graduated from a well known university. Trust me I did my research prior to enrolling. The main thing is make sure the institution is accredited. Go to your local library and ask for the book on accredited colleges. Make sure the hours will transfer. With the investment to attend college why would one not research and ask lots of questions. Do your homework.

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 I did, I got my degree in applied science of criminal justice. I loved going to school but not the online class. 

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after reading this topic and the similar one on university of phoenix, i did some homework and investigated both of these FOR PROFIT online educational schools. To UncaD, there are accreditations and accreditations. I found alot of employeers dont even regard applicants with these diplomas (if you ever receive one). I would suggest researching things like consumers reports or Ripoff reports on these and most online schools. To those who  have miraculously graduated and received a diploma, i would ask how many are working in the field they majored in. Some of the stories i read were criminal.  BUYER BEWARE.

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@ Mikies I can also vouch for both schools. I'm knee deep with student loans because of their ridiculous amount they charged and still have not got into the line of work I wanted... I think its been a HUGE rip off and the amount I have paid in loans I should have a freaking Masters, but I dont all I have is a CSI degree and its not useable in my state.


All I can say is do your research and dont fall for their 3000-5000 tuition fees per class

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thanks for the backup Clov3r, i had absolutely no contact with such an online school other than hearing something in the background while watching CNN awhile back and when i read the 2 topics re: kaplan and University of Phoenix, I did a few hours of research and was really amazed. If is was easy for me to find such info, and i am an uninterested person, why dont people do REAL research before signing on the dotted line.  No offense meant towards you or any of the students taken in by this educational scam, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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@ Mikie You're welcome!


I attended back in 2005 and I'm still paying for it. I just got on with a PD FT and it sure in the heck was not because of my CS degree, it was because of my EMT license I got from our local community college and working with the PD as a crossing guard. While it looks good on my resume it is really useless.  To add to it I am also unable to transfer my credits to a community college to finish my degree, because they dont recognize their credit system. its sucks I really wish there is away to get these funds reimbursed.


 


 

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I fully understand your dilema Clov3r and it is a shame.This has been an age old problem forever.The problem being that there are professional jealousies between schools of all sizes,be they correspondance,technical,trade,regular universities or community colleges.Over the years a good number of my credit hours were disallowed,due to my transfering schools.