Practice of admitting students through a program offering a nontraditional path to campus enrollment draws praise, criticism

student-admissionsTimothy Austin, a Jacksonville high school senior, scanned the University of Florida (UF) admissions letter and then lost interest. Who really reads every single sentence in a rejection letter?

What he didn't realize was that he actually had been accepted--with caveats, however--into a new UF program known as PaCE, or Pathway to Campus Enrollment. Timothy, 17, is one of 3,118 students who could start online courses in August for at least two semesters before they gain...

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