Kaplan College Extends Degree Credit

            To Students Enrolled in NETg's Wave Boot Camps 
  NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kaplan College, an accredited
leader in higher education with campus-based and online programs in business,
information technology, criminal justice and paralegal studies, has formed a
strategic partnership with NETg, a worldwide leader in corporate education and
training and part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC, TSX: TOC), that will
enable individuals to transfer up to 40 credit hours towards a Kaplan College
bachelor's or associate's degree. 
Under the terms of the agreement, students who have completed Microsoft
and CompTIA training through NETg's Wave Boot Camps can transfer their credits
towards Kaplan College's online Associate of Science degree in
Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Science in Management degree with a
concentration in Information Technology Management, provided they pass
corresponding examinations. 
"NETg, like Kaplan College, has been a pioneer in online learning with an
established record of developing well-trained professionals through successful
learning programs," said Robert Greenberg, President and CEO of Kaplan Higher
Education.  "We're pleased to be able to confer some of the benefits of our
program to a greater pool of deserving students." 
"This partnership enables students who participate in our Wave Boot Camps
to gain the competitive advantage needed in today's marketplace," said Joe
Dougherty, president of NETg.  "By transferring credits into Kaplan College's
programs, students can leverage their training investment from NETg to earn
bachelor's and associate's degrees from a highly-regarded educational
institution.  It is the ultimate flexible learning option." 
Additional information about the programs available through this
partnership is online at: http://www.kaplancollege.edu/netg. 
  About The Thomson Corporation & NETg 
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2001 revenues of
$7.2 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions
to business and professional customers.  Thomson provides value-added
information, software applications and tools to more than 20 million users in
the fields of corporate and professional training, assessment and testing,
higher education, reference information, law, tax, accounting, financial
services, and scientific research and healthcare.  The Corporation's common
shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX:
TOC).  Its learning businesses and brands serve the needs of individuals,
institutions, and businesses with a blend of products and services tailored to
any learning environment.  As part of Thomson, NETg (http://www.netg.com) is a
global leader in blended learning with a complete solution of content,
technology and services.  NETg's offering is comprised of its award-winning
e-Learning courseware, Course Technology books, CourseCards and instructor-led
training manuals and Wave accelerated IT Boot Camps and self-study kits.  For
more than 30 years NETg has been an innovation leader incorporating Internet
deployment and interactivity with over 85,000 learning objects in popular IT,
desktop computing and professional development topics. 
  About Kaplan Higher Education 
Kaplan's higher education division (http://www.kaplancollege.edu) is a
group of institutions that is made up of three separately accredited and
authorized institutions: Kaplan College, a regionally-accredited institution,
offers both online and classroom-based bachelor, associate, and certificate
programs in business, information technology, criminal justice, and paralegal
studies, as well as an online certificate in financial planning program;
Concord Law School, the nation's first and only entirely online law school,
offers J.D. and Executive J.D.(SM) degrees to approximately 1,000 students,
including working professionals, family caretakers and others whose
circumstances prevent them from attending a fixed-facility law school; and
College for Professional Studies offers bachelor's, diploma, and specialized
associate's degrees through traditional distance education in paralegal
studies and criminal justice and diploma and certificate program in legal
nurse consulting.  Each of the individual schools in the division has its own
individual accreditation by one of several national or regional accrediting
agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education.  The division includes
45 campus-based schools in 13 states as well as online post-secondary and
career schools.  Kaplan, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington
Post Company (NYSE: WPO). 
  Note to editors:  Kaplan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Washington
Post Company (NYSE: WPO) 

       Press contacts:
     Carina Wong, Kaplan Inc., 212-492-5992, carina_wong@kaplan.com
     Wendy Colby, NETg, 630-637-8918, wcolby@netg.com
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SOURCE  Kaplan Inc. 
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/CONTACT:  Carina Wong of Kaplan Inc., +1-212-492-5992, or
carina_wong@kaplan.com, or Wendy Colby of NETg, +1-630-637-8918, or
/Web site:  http://www.kaplan.com/ 
CO:  Kaplan Inc.; NETg; The Washington Post Company; The Thomson Corporation
ST:  New York
-0- Sep/03/2002 19:59 GMT
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