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Kaplan University - Cedar Rapids

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I graduated in 1998 and took my twoQuite BrightComputer Science
I graduated in 1998 and took my two year degree and transferred into a university. I got most of my credits but like most transfers I lost a few. Now its Kaplan so I can't really say how or if its changed. All I can say is I did have a great time. When I was there we did have an activity it was FBLA-PBL, and I became the North Central Vice President of which Iowa is apart of that region along with 7 other states.

I would say if you don't like the standard model then this school is great. Usually the standard model is great for kids right out of school but if you are an actual adult this type of program is great for working and going to school.Good luck finding a school.

2nd Year Female -- Class 1998
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: D
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If you even consider this school.Quite BrightOther
If you even consider this school...stop and have your head examined. Next hire an attorney because you will need them before you sign or agree to anything.

This is a school that is not focused on students but instead of bringing in as much profit as possible. If you are absent for a period of time they contact you at home and by mail to find out "where you are". Sadly I was hospitalized with the flu and dehydration and they were more concerned about when I would be back in school rather than my condition. After talking with a former staff member it was discovered that basically they need to maintain a count to make quota for their students. They then have all the staff work to contact students to get them back in class.

Additionally, you don't get to select your classes as those are taken care of for you by the administration that sets your schedule each term. When you meet with admissions they will tell you that classes transfer but once you get there you wind up having to take another term or two because classes don't transfer. Additionally they tell you their courses will transfer for when you go to a 4-year college-they don't. The school director/president (Susan Spivey) is a cruel woman who yells as students who express any interest in understanding policy or procedure of the college (rocking the boat). Employee turnover is high since she treats employees who don't meet quota in registering students by the start and up to the second week of classes are belittled in front of others.

There are no extra curricular activities unless you count leaving each day with your spirit still intact. Job assistance is a joke as is the financial aid department. They won't tell you anything about the programs available but they will call and harass you about not signing paperwork for them to get paid (even when they haven't mailed it to you or responded to your personal inquiries at the office-sent an invoice dated and mailed a week after the term had ended but had called me two weeks before about my "unpaid bill" that I kept asking for since the beginning of the term).

They break city, state and federal laws without any regard or concern. Students don't have rights and those who express their rights are humiliated. I went for two terms before I transferred to Kirkwood Community College which is half the cost and faster to complete and much better faculty and my classes transferred to a 4-year program.

1st Year Female -- Class 2001
Surrounding City: A-, Education Quality: F
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Don't waste your time or money at this pseudo-school. Campus president is the perfect example of how NOT to be ethical.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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