The Social and Behavioral Sciences programs are designed for people with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our business degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your business career to a higher level.
Whether you want to enter the field of criminal justice or need credentials to advance your career, Kaplan University's criminal justice degree programs are designed to help you achieve your goal.
Our degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations.
Our comprehensive fire science programs offer the flexibility of online learning, ideal for individuals in the fire science and emergency management fields who may work inconsistent hours.
You could acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills and prepare for a career in the health care industry by earning a health sciences degree, diploma, or certificate.
Our programs in legal studies, paralegal studies, and environmental policy are designed to fit your educational goals.
Our nursing degree and certificate programs are taught by practicing professionals who are dedicated to helping you prepare for real-world challenges in nursing.
Kaplan University's IT programs are designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to start or advance your technology career.
Kaplan University offers over 180 degree and certificate programs all available to military, veterans, and spouses of active duty members. In addition, several programs have been developed to complement specific military occupations or programs established by the military.
The Kaplan University School of General Education courses support the academic, social, personal, and professional development of learners throughout their engagement with the University.
Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) offers individualized, affordable education that integrates technology and personalized service to help learners meet their career, academic, and personal goals.
Offering the flexibility of online education and support for military students.
Every day, talented individuals are proving it's never too late to think about the future.
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Learning Center Experience
You may be able to earn credit toward your undergraduate degree.
Whether you've been working for years, served in the military, or spent time volunteering, showcasing your knowledge through our credit-for-work-experience courses could save you thousands of dollars and help you finish your undergraduate degree faster.*
We offer two courses that teach you how to articulate and organize your skills and experiences into an online portfolio that's ready to be assessed for undergraduate credit applicable toward your degree at Kaplan University.
Each of the credit-for-work experience courses listed below is completed online, provides access to a mentor to help you navigate the process, and requires a $1,500 portfolio evaluation fee. Enrolled students may use financial aid to cover the evaluation fee.
If your portfolio earns credits valued below the $1,500.00 assessment
fee, you will receive a tuition grant equal to the difference toward the
next term of your Kaplan University degree (up to the entire
Remember, prior learning credit may equal a maximum of 75% of your degree plan. See below for average credits earned.†
EL 206: Academic Prior Learning Portfolio is a course for students who have already started classes at Kaplan University. This 10-week, instructor-led course is open to those in their second term or later. The course is 6 undergraduate credits at Kaplan University, and current tuition rates apply.
LRC 100: Documenting Your Experiences for College Credit, on the other hand, is for students who have not yet started classes at Kaplan University. This self-paced, self-directed course is offered online through Open College @ Kaplan University and has no tuition cost (but does have a portfolio fee if one is submitted). LRC 100 is also a non-credit bearing course.
How is a credit-for-work experience portfolio evaluated?
Your portfolio will be assessed to determine equivalency to college-level coursework through supporting documentation such as
You must document the fulfillment of course outcomes, based on chosen courses, and must follow the portfolio development and assessment process.
A key criterion in the evaluation of the portfolio is your ability to organize and present verifiable evidence of college-level learning through proper documentation and a narrative that explains the rationale for the claim for credit.
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* Kaplan University cannot guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
†In the 2014–2015 academic year, Kaplan University online and campus students (excluding military) who started and used prior learning credits shortened their program by an average of 38%. Individual experiences will vary. Speak to an Admissions Advisor to see how many credits you may be eligible for.
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