I am looking to see if some claims that a friend is making pass the smell test, because I suspect that said friend is not being entirely truthful to us.
First claim: My friend currently attends community college in Northern Virginia, and from what I can tell, they are doing quite well there. They applied to George Washington University last spring and allegedly got in. However, they then allegedly had a snafu with the community college in regards to some math classes that were supposed to have been awarded AP credit from high school, but the school is now not giving them credit for said classes, and thus they have to take them again, delaying their enrollment at GWU for a year. I suggested that they lawyer up if they were supposed to have gotten credit for those classes through AP work, but they opted to just retake the classes. I didn't push them any further on it, assuming that it might be less expensive to just take the courses again than to pursue the matter legally. They have also alleged that because of this delay, they would need to reapply to GWU for the following academic year.
Second claim: Friend claims that they were admitted to GWU under a computer science program whereby they complete their bachelor's degree practically for free, in exchange for a commitment to work for the university for five years after graduating. In other words, my friend is claiming to be going to GWU at almost no cost, and has a job afterward that they are committed to staying in for five years.
I suspect, in regards to the first claim, that they simply did not get accepted into GWU, and are using this alleged AP problem as cover for their non-acceptance. As far as the second claim, I have never heard of any university that gives a free education to someone in exchange for a job after college with a five-year commitment. I also couldn't find anything about such a program based on a search of Google. Plus, why would anyone offer someone a job after college that early when they haven't even begun their major coursework?
Please help me determine whether I am the one who is off of their rocker, or if my friend is feeding us a whole load of nonsense. Thanks!