Kaplan Starts Online Course on College-Admissions Process

Kaplan Educational Centers last week unveiled what it described as the first online college-admissions course, marking the latest corporate effort to profit from the angst of high-school seniors.

Kaplan's $299 course will include eight multimedia sessions covering various aspects of the admissions process, including searching for colleges, planning campus visits, and obtaining letters of recommendation. Advisers at the company, known for its preparation