Are recruiters trying to get you to enroll in classes with big promises like a "free" laptop? Forget about it. I once called an online college for a bit of basic information and was bombarded with dozens of calls, emails, and letters promising me the moon. That was a major red flag that the school was more interested in my money than my potential to be a successful student. Reputable online colleges give students access to admissions counselors, not recruiters sitting in call centers and working for bonuses.
If you're considering colleges, be on the lookout for these 5 shady online college recruiter gimmicks.