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Welcome to Kaplan University Admissions. All chats may be monitored and recorded. My name is 'Mary', how may I help you?
Mary: Hello adam. How may I help you?
adam: I had some questions about your credit system
adam: what is the amount of credits you have to recieve for a applied science degree
Mary: There are 90 credits in this degree
adam: and how many for a bachelors
Mary: 180 credits
adam: why is that amount higher than some other schools, or community colleges
Mary: Our courses are 5-6 credits each
Mary: Typically, as a full time student, you can earn an associate's degree in about 2 years and a bachelor's degree in about 4 years. Most of our undergraduate students start with 2 classes to make sure they can adjust to the workload. It's very important you understand that many courses, including those for the associate degree, are 5 credits per class. In other words, if you take two courses, that would be ten credits. But by definition, a full time student is one who takes 12 credits per term or two six credit courses.
adam: why are the courses 5 to 6 each when in other schools they are 3
Mary: We are on the quarter semester hour. Our terms are 10 weeks
adam: i dont understand how that would benefit me more than going to a school that would require less credit hours to get my degree. It seems to me that i am paying for more credit hours to recieve the same degree
adam: in one school that i need 60 credit hours, and take 3 hour classes at 220 a credit that is 660 per class. As to here I need 90 credit hours, and take 5 credit classes at 320 per credit which is 1600 per class. That is triple the amount.
adam: it seems to me that i am paying 3 times teh amount for the exact same degree. Is that wrong?
Mary: I don't know about other schools
Mary: Our tuition rate is based on credits, most courses are 5 or 6 credits each and varies by program, and may be adjusted up or down throughout your enrollment. The cost per credit hour is 371 dollars. We have a non refundable application fee of $45 which is currently being waived. There's a $200.00 technology fee assessed per term, in other words, every 10 weeks - not per course. The technology fee covers your internet support tools, online student support, internal email, access to the online library, and our nationwide communication system.
adam: so that means i am correct about what i said than
adam: if that is the case with the other schools
Mary: Please contact your advisor Devon Grant at 866-527-5268
adam: I have attended online college before and am in the process to enroll in classes that are starting in less than a week. But it seems to me that i am being highly over charged
adam: wow. this hasnt been informative at all
adam: im having real doubts about this school
adam: and even more now by you trying to forward me to someone else for answers
adam: So you have nothing else to say about my questions
Mary: Contact Devon he is your advisor. Or I can transfer you to a Financial aid rep to discuss your plan.
adam: lol. No thanks i am realizing that this school is a complete scam and i will be posting all this information on the web for everyone to see
Mary: Kaplan's courses are 5-6 credits each since we are on the Quarter semester hour
adam: your not very helpful at all which is really scary
Mary: I am just stating the facts Adam
adam: this was a great wakeup call i am glad i saw this before enrolling
adam: thank you have a great day
Mary: You too.
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