Letters to the Editor

UF online education

When I first read the April 18 article UF offers admission to 3,100 online only, outlining the University of Florida’s provisional acceptance program requiring the applicant to complete 60 hours or more of credits online before earning the right to be a real student, I thought it was a joke.

For a mere 75 percent of normal tuition, the student gets no campus privileges, but the school recommends living in Gainesville to absorb the college experience by osmosis.


Then I realized that this is Florida, where the Legislature and governor would gladly deny healthcare to more than 800,000 people to make a political point. It must be something in the water.

David Carlson, Miami