Online university comes under fire for putting prospective students through ‘bureaucratic nightmare’

An online high school is being criticized for selling seats on its school website without inviting the families of those looking to enroll in the courses. In an investigation, the student newspaper at Carleton University, The Carleton Observer, reported that a woman named Phyliss Fischer complained about the lack of privacy on online application forms. Fischer said that she received a copy of the school’s website form, in which she was required to sign in and send a package with their identification to the school, before attending a private presentation by their admissions officer and her husband. Upon their arrival, the couple was given contact information for the school, but it was not to the Fishers. A representative for the Carleton University Students’ Association defended the school, saying that only the email address of the head of admissions was given to the couple and that once they confirmed that they were students, the process was over. However, the Fishers were later told that a faculty member had accidentally sent their email address to the school before they arrived. Now, the institution is facing some public pressure over its procedures.

Read the full story at The Carleton Observer.


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