Oddly, none of those applicants had actually applied to the online program.
Imagine the applicants' delight when they opened their acceptance letters to find that after earning a total of 60 credits off campus, they might qualify to become residential students!
What inspired UF to try this novel "admissions experiment?"
The school was trying to
Enrollments in the online program are below expectations and UF is projected to be out $9.5 million over the next two years.
(On the bright side, Pearson stands to make $186 million on its no bid contract).
So faced with an expensive multiyear contract with Pearson, disappointing online enrollments, and limited capacity in their face to face programs, UF resorted to the old bait-and-switch.
Fellow Miserians, is this the most desperate enrollment grab you've ever seen? Or can you top this?