Federal report slams online for-profit colleges


The GAO report includes examples of instructors who complied with federal academic guidelines and standards.

One instructor, after repeatedly trying to contact an undercover GAO student who had not participated in online class discussions or turned in assignments, locked the student out of the class.

One college that expels students who don’t maintain a 65 percent average after the first five weeks of a semester followed through on the policy and dismissed a faux student when she didn’t meet academic standards.