Technically false means: Online it says there is a preferene for in-county students. In reality, so many people apply that it is impossible for anyone who lives out-of-county to get in. The word ďtechnicallyĒ is used because while technically a ďpreferenceĒ, itís a lot more than a preference; itís a requirement.
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If you didn't apply how could you have possibly enrolled in the classes? If you didn't apply how can you possibly look for a legal remedy to a problem that doesn't exist?Also, I wasn’t selected because I never applied. However, I shaped my life around the false belief that I had an actual chance of entry. The college took my money and let me declare a major that I had virtually no chance of successfully studying at the school.
You say that you didn't have enough info to withdraw (for classes that you shouldn't have been a able to register for in a program you never applied for) but you did. You stated in your first post that you were informed that in-county applicants will get preference over in-state. You said this is clearly stated in the schools website. Given that refunds for tuition are available within the first 10 days or so of classes how is it that you didn't figure out that the program is full?
There seem to be some glaring holes that would've been filled in by some simple questions that you could've asked very early on.
As stated above, a letter to the program administrators/college administration may help you out but don't count on it. There are many, many disgruntled CC students out there who feel like their getting screwed due to a lack of due diligence on their part.
Additionally, it doesn't appear that you really have legal remedy to your complaint. It doesn't seem that you were wronged, in the legal sense, you were provided with all of the information that you needed and the means to get any more that you wanted.
I didnít know the program was full because they did not hold the information session until after the withdraw date was over. There was information given at that session that was not given online.
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at least on some states, the CCs are partially funded by local property taxes based on people who actually live in the county and who use those specific schools. I seem to remember our local one also charges more for students that are "out of county". Therefore they give preference to in county residents and those that might have paid into the property taxes that help fund them. I have to agree if you want to be admitted, it might be helpful to move into the county (and the CC had no way of knowing you weren't planning to do so prior to being admitted to the specific program unless the residency has some sort of minimum time restraint)
Since you didn't apply for admittance to the program, you have no way of knowing that you 100% would not have been accepted. As the parent of a child who is attending a major university out of state that is very competitive and has a low % of out of state students, we knew paying the application fee etc that we had a lower chance, but we still tried...and in the end he did get in.... Here's a statistic that is 100% true --> 100% of those that don't apply, don't get admitted....
Again, if you never applied for the program (whatever the reason) you have no cause to sue. When the info session is immaterial. You knew the in-county received preference and you could've taken your chances but, instead you chose not to apply. This choice is a key component...not the you'd likely have cause if you did and weren't accepted due to enrollment of in-county.
I'd call this a lesson learned in due diligence.
The OP didn't apply for the program so he doesn't KNOW that he wouldn't have been accepted.