Complaint / review text:
I recently graduated with a BS in Psychology from Kaplan University. I am just now finding out that my degree is pretty much worthless. I communicated to them from the beginning that my goal was to eventually get my PhD. They reiterated to me numerous times that they were accredited and so my degree would transfer. LIES!!! Not only do I feel like a complete fool that I am not $20,000 in debt, but that I even have them on my resume. I have just wasted the past 2 years of my life working my butt off for this degree so I could provide better for my children and reach my goals. What a HUGE setback educationally and financially. These online schools need stopped. I want to fight back!!! I want my money back!!! NO school will take me!!!
How can I/we fight back? I filed a complaint with BBB today. Apparently there have been almost 1000 other complaints within the past year along against Kaplan. I have to start over anyway, so keep my "degree" and give me my money back! I don't understand how these schools get any accreditation whatsoever, and how they get the government to fund our education at all. They shouldn't even be allowed to run. I'm livid!!!
Today I asked an advisor from Kaplan if they had a list they could provde me of their Articulation Agreements with other schools because I was having a hard time finding schools that would accept my degree. Kaplan's response, "No, sorry." I then asked who I could talk to about that. I was given a name and phone number from someone from Public Relations, and the conversation was abruptly ended by the advisor. They sure have a lot to say when they are trying to get you enrolled. Then it's rudeness and silence when you call them out on their scams.
If you're thinking about any of these "for profit" schools, or are enrolled, GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN!!!