Kaplan Commitment Trial Period
As a first-time undergraduate Kaplan University student, you may use the first 3 weeks of class as a trial period when you can decide if you are committed to pursuing your education at Kaplan University.
During the Kaplan Commitment trial period the following rights/restrictions apply:
- You enjoy all the rights and resources of a fully admitted student.
- At any time during this trial period you may elect to opt out of classes with no financial obligation to the University beyond the nonrefundable application fee.
- You are obliged to uphold all of the University's policies.
- You are ineligible to receive Title IV financial aid until the completion of the trial period and until all admissions requirements are met.
In addition, Kaplan University requires demonstration of your commitment through completion of academic activity during the third week of the term. If you are enrolled in an ExcelTrack program, you are required to opt into your enrollment and complete academic activity prior to the end of the third week of your term. If you do not meet these requirements, your enrollment will be cancelled. Even after this, you may remain conditionally admitted due to outstanding admissions requirements. See the Conditional Admission policy.
If you reapply for admission within 6 months of your enrollment being cancelled, you must submit an appeal to the Dean of your program (online) or the Academic Dean of the campus (onsite). Students reapplying for admission will not be eligible for Kaplan Commitment again.
Onsite students must return all textbooks; failure to do so will result in a charge for those textbooks not returned. If you purchased textbooks for an undergraduate program, you may return them without charge at this point. If you purchased textbooks for a graduate program, you will be subject to the return policy of the seller and are encouraged to closely review this policy.
Nondegree-seeking students, students enrolled in Open College at Kaplan University, returning students, and students enrolled in graduate programs are not eligible for Kaplan Commitment.
If you are a first-term student at Kaplan University, you are considered conditionally admitted to the University until all documents required for admission to your program are received and approved. As a conditionally admitted student, you enjoy all the rights and resources of a fully admitted student and are obliged to uphold all of the University's policies; however, you are not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid while in this status.
At the end of your first term if you are still missing any of the required documents for admission, your conditional admittance will be revoked, and you will be withdrawn from the University. If you decide to reapply for admission, all necessary documents must be on file before re-enrolling.
The following documents are required by the end of your first term if you are conditionally admitted or prior to re-enrollment if you are a returning student.
For students applying for financial aid, all required documents required for aid eligibility must be received and approved by the end of your first term. The documents that are required will be determined by the Financial Aid department.
Proof of Prior Degree
If your program of study requires a prior degree for admission, an official transcript showing proof of the degree conferred must be received by the end of your first term.
- If you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing—RN-to-BSN degree option, you must furnish an official transcript indicating an associate's degree, diploma, or certificate in nursing with a minimum of 50 quarter credit hours of eligible credit with a focus in nursing.
- If you are enrolled in a graduate or postbaccalaureate program, you must supply an official transcript showing completion of a bachelor's degree or higher credential, as required by your program of study.
- If you are enrolled in a postgraduate program, you must supply an official transcript showing completion of a master’s degree in the area of study defined in your program policies.
- Foreign credentials submitted for proof of degree must be evaluated by an approved third-party agency. Applicants presenting a 3-year bachelor's degree will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the relevant Dean.
Other programs may require a proof of degree. Review the policies of your program to determine if a proof of degree is required.
Proof of High School Graduation
- The state of Tennessee requires all undergraduate students who reside in Tennessee to supply the University with proof of graduation from a recognized high school program, receipt of a GED certificate, or receipt of a Home Study certificate. Acceptable proof consists of the following documents:
- A copy of an official high school transcript;
- An official GED certificate with scores or official notification that a GED certificate has been issued; or
- A valid Home Study certificate or transcript confirming completion of a home study program.
- All graduates of foreign high schools must provide actual proof of secondary completion. If you reside in the United States but attended school in a foreign country and are unable to produce the required documents, evidence may include certification from other official sources.