Kaplan University

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  • School Overview

Kaplan University Offers

  1. Online flexibility
  2. Personal attention
  3. Financial aid assistance

You Could Qualify for Scholarships

Kaplan University offers Prior-Learning Scholarships to qualifying first-time enrollees who have already earned some college credit. For most undergraduate degree programs, students could save between $500 and $750 each term, and up to a maximum savings of $12,750.

Kaplan University also has other scholarships and graduates for students who are enrolling for the first time that could result in a savings of $12,750. These scholarships and grants can amount to $250 to $750 per term.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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About Kaplan University

Kaplan University is a private university with undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs delivered through an online learning environment. U.S. News & World Report evaluated hundreds of universities and ranked Kaplan University's online bachelor's degree programs among the nation's best for the second consecutive year. Fast Company also ranked Kaplan, Inc. #3 among the most innovative education companies in the world.

Kaplan University offers more than 170 degree and certificate programs in arts and sciences, business and management, criminal justice, education, information technology, health sciences, nursing, and legal studies. These programs offer students the flexibility to study on their terms, in order to take advantage of an interactive learning environment. Additionally, Kaplan University features advanced-start bachelor's degree programs for students with associate's degrees that can be completed in as little as 2 years (See University Catalog for Transfer of Credit policy).

In the Military?

In an effort to accommodate students who are active military, Kaplan University will consider military experience and prior relevant coursework for college credit. Military students pursuing an undergraduate degree could be able to earn as much as 75% of their credits through prior experience and courses.

Additionally, Kaplan University provides a flexible deployment policy for students who need it. Undergraduate tuition has been reduced up to 55 percent per quarter credit hour for active-duty service members and reservists. Veteran undergraduate tuition can be reduced up to 38 percent per quarter credit hour. Reduced tuition for graduate-level programs are also available, as is tuition reduction for military spouses. Kaplan University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Accreditation Information

Kaplan University is regionally accredited, see the University's website for details.

Study.com and Kaplan University Official Transfer Guide

Students can transfer up to 30 credits from Study.com into the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration (AASBA) program and 78 credits from Study.com into the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program.

A minimum grade of 70% is required to transfer an approved Study.com course to Kaplan University.

Kaplan University accepts transfer credit from the following courses:
Study.com Course Code & Name Kaplan University Course Code & Name Credits
Biology 101 SC235: General Biology I 5
Biology 103: Microbiology SC246: Fundamentals of Microbiology 5
Business 101: Principles of Management MT140: Introduction to Management 5
Business 102: Principles of Marketing MT219: Marketing 5
Env. Science 101: Environment & Humanity SC225: Environmental Science 5
Math 101: College Algebra MM212: College Algebra 5
Math 102: College Mathematics MM150: College Mathematics 5
Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology PS124: Introduction to Psychology 5
Any Study.com Mathematics Course 100/200 Level Math Elective 5
Any Study.com Science Course 100/200 Level Science Elective 5
Any Study.com Social Science Course 100/200 Level Social Science Elective 5

Students are advised to contact a Kaplan University academic advisor to verify that this list is up-to-date before completing any courses on Study.com.

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Find Your Program:

  1. Business
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Environmental Policy
    • For those who are interested in a career in public service or environmental protection, Kaplan University offers bachelor and master's degree programs in political science, public policy, public administration and environmental policy. Master's degree specializations like criminal justice and governmental management allow students to focus on the areas of study that interest them most.

    • MS in Environmental Policy
    • BS in Environmental Policy and Management
    • *While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.

  4. Fire Science and Emergency Management
    • At Kaplan University, students interested in fire and emergency services study to gain the skills they need to earn their associates or bachelor's degree. Curriculum follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) national model, including topics in interagency coordination, fire prevention, fire-incident command, life-safety education, and arson investigation.

    • Associate of Science in Fire Science
    • BS in Fire Science
    • BS in Fire and Emergency Management
    • AAS in Fire Science
  5. Health Sciences
  6. Higher Education and Adult Learning
  7. Information Systems and Technology
  8. Legal or Paralegal Studies
    • Kaplan University's legal studies degree programs are designed to help students pursue a career in the legal field or within a government organization.* Associate's, bachelor's, or master's degrees could also help prepare students for the rigors of law school to become lawyers themselves.**

    • Master of Science in Legal Studies
    • BS in Legal Studies
    • BS in Paralegal Studies
    • AAS in Paralegal Studies
    • Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate
    • *Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all. Graduates are not authorized to practice law and will not be eligible to sit for any state's bar examination. **While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.

  9. Nursing
  10. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  11. Teacher Education

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED

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