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This company offers proprietary, vocational education.

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4 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 3 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 1
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 4

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0 Customer Reviews on Kaplan College
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 01, 1976 Business started: 09/01/1976 in CA Business incorporated: 05/06/1981 in CA
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Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr #400, Sacramento CA 95833
Phone Number: 888-370-7589
Fax Number: 916-263-1897
The number is 3703221.

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Kevin Prehn, Regional VP Mr. Mitch Sudy, Vice President of Operations
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. David Movsesian, Executive Director
Principal: Mr. Kevin Prehn, Regional VP
Number of Employees


Business Category

Schools - Academic - Colleges & Universities

Alternate Business Names
Maric Learning Systems

Additional Locations

  • 9055 Balboa Ave

    San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 279-4500 (800) 935-1857


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Complaint Detail(s)

2/12/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Complaint Details Unavailable
12/11/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: My experience through the ADN program has been a nightmare. Policies were changed mid semesters and students were told one thing , while others were told other things. We had great teachers quit mid semester as well as others who were fired (they were the ones we actually praised the most during our schooling). I finished my ADN program in September '14 and was told we needed to comeback to the school when we received our ATT to register for the test and the school would pay for the test. I moved from California the day our schooling ended and contacted the Assistant director of nursing in Mid October to tell her that I was wondering how I would get my test and registration taken care of since I no longer lived in the state. She assured me she would work with me to register and I wouldn't have to go back to do that. I then received my ATT 2 days after the email and called her immediately to try and schedule my NCLEX. I then waited for almost a week with no response. So I went online and registered myself as well as paying for the test. I then received a call back after I had registered for my test and explained what I did only to find out that I would not get reimbursed. I was upset but told myself to just eat the 200.00 that Kaplan stated they would pay for because it was my fault to assume it would be easy to get reimbursed. I then received an email incentive from the school just days before I was to take my NCLEX stating I could receive a 250.00 gift card if I jumped through hoops taking multiple tests and remediating all the test and 1200+ extra questions before I took my NCEX as well as passing my NCLEX on the first try. It would have been impossible to do all the tests and questions and remediated all of this before my test. I took My NCLEX and passed on my first try. I emailed asking if I would still be able to participate and have not received a response to the incentive . I am just very upset to think that I am out of a possible $450.00 . I have over 50,000 in student loans and if things were explained and the incentive was put out there giving each student same amount of time and opportunity then I wouldn't be having this issue. Between all the constant changes in policies with testing and grading, as well inconsistencies.I feel like you might have more problems on your hand than just mine. I am very upset to think that I am out of pocket 200.00 for a test that everyone else had paid for by Kaplan,as well as the opportunity to get an extra 250.00 gift card that everyone else who is taking their tests weeks after me can get

Desired Settlement: Honestly, If I could get the money back I would be thrilled, but seeing as how I have already made a complaint with the corporate office of Kaplan and I haven't even received a response like I was promised in the email that was automatically generated I would doubt I could get it from them still. I have spent so much money and I feel like the money was not well spent. Just a bummer I didn't look on the BBB before I chose this school

Business Response:

Dear ******* *****,
Re: Complaint ID # ********
We have reached out to the student to address her concerns.  This matter has been resolved to the student's satisfaction.  
Best Regards,
***** *********

Consumer Response:

Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution would be satisfactory to me.  I will wait for the business to perform this action and, if it does, will consider this complaint resolved.


********* *****

6/12/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Kaplan college is using money from Veteran GI Bill leaving the Veteran in debt. Kaplan will certify our classes to the VA. The VA will pay the full cost of the class to Kaplan. Then Kaplan will go back and change the certification of the Veteran. This causes an education over payment to be paid by the veteran back to the VA, and Kaplan gets to keep the extra money that should have been paid to the veteran for their GI Bill. It a perfect bait and switch scam that is targeting a large group of veterans at Kaplan College. When we approached Kaplan they will not deal with us to correct the situation.

Desired Settlement: That Kaplan stop stealing US Veteran GI Bill money and refund debts they have caused the Veteran to occur while taking our money.

Business Response:

May 27, 2014

***** *****

The Better Business Bureau

** East 33rd Street - 12th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Re: Case #********* ***** ****

Dear *** ******

Kaplan College would like to thank the Better Business Bureau for contacting us regarding the inquiry submitted by one of our current students, ***** ****. We take seriously any indication that our students may be dissatisfied with their experience at Kaplan College San Diego, and we appreciate the opportunity to address this matter.

Upon receipt of this complaint, Kaplan College San Diego has been in direct contact with *** **** to discuss his concerns. He is aware of the documentation that he needs to provide the campus to resolve the matter. We are confident that his concerns will be resolved to his satisfaction.  

We hope that this response is helpful.  Please notify me should you require additional information.


***** *********

Executive Director

2/22/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Complaint Details Unavailable