I started taking courses at Kaplan when I was a senior in high school to try to get a jump on my college career as I knew I would have to put myself through college. I was impressed initially by how easy it was to be accepted and to register for my classes. I had a few issues with the financial aid office as I have detailed below but otherwise I enjoyed my class experiences. The professors were very understanding of the students having lives and were able to accommodate everyone well. For example, when I was having finals in school and a paper was due that same week, my professors gave me an extra few days to complete it as they new I needed the time. The online chat rooms for students in my classes hinted at professors accommodating busy work schedules for other students. I enjoyed the experience and would recommend Kaplan to other people seeking either an Associates Degree, anyone who wanted to take a few classes to brush up on some topics that they may have forgotten since high school, or anyone needing a few core classes to graduate from their own college. I had a little trouble transferring my Kaplan credits to the college I ended up graduating from as they typically did not accept credits from this school but I was able to petition the college and they ultimately awarded them. Class Selection I did not feel the class selection was as diverse as I hoped it would be. The electives were poor but I used Kaplan mainly to fulfill some core classes that were necessary for me to graduate and they were cheaper than paying full price at the college I attended. Teaching Quality A lot of the teachers are intelligent but without the classroom setting it can be hard to communicate problems that I may have had and receive a timely response. The teachers are however very dedicated to the students which is sometimes rare in an online environment. Financial Aid I submitted all of my information to the financial aid office on time and did not hear anything back from the financial aid office. I called and emailed and left several messages which seemed to get me no where. After about 2 weeks of consistent calling I was able to reach someone and they said that I was eligible for financial aid but they did not tell me it was a loan. The way it was worded by the financial aid representative was that it was a scholarship. I waited for the paperwork and when I received it, that is when I discovered it was a loan. I would have sought out funding else where if I knew that this would be all I was eligible for. Accreditation The school is accredited however it is hard transferring credits from this school to other colleges. If you have a different college in mind and just want to take your core classes here to save money make sure that you check with that college to see if they will accept credits from Kaplan.