I have been a student for 2 years at Fortis college and I failed a math test and was dismissed from the school. They told me to take a quarter off and come back. Once I did they denied me said they felt I wouldn't be be successful? I know it's due to my age I am 50 years old. The students their.are young and are friends with the professors and the dean. They are all friends on social media and I know grades are padded so they can move forwarded in the program. I am 3 classes shy from graduating and they refuses to take me back. I am the one who is paying for my education and for them to have a job. There is so much going on at this school its sad.
It depends on the correspondence that you have with the University. If you have something in writing stating you could come back next quarter then that could possibly be considered a contract. It would be best to consult an education attorney for help.
You didn't fail the math class because of your age. You failed (I assume) because you didn't earn a high enough grade. I don't know about all your other grades. You may want to meet with an education lawyer to look over your record and your communications with the school and then determine your options.
Proving age discrimination is exceedingly difficult. You almost need a signed letter that says, "We don't want you here because you're too old." Anything less than that can probably be explained with other reasons.
Be aware that this response does not create an attorney/client relationship. I live and work in Massachusetts and may or may not know the local laws where you live. I hope people find my responses not only helpful but somewhat entertaining as well. If you rely on this as legal advice, remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for."
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