I could likely get the syllabus' that detail this as well as a written letter from the school. I think they based their decision on what they read on the school's website and not from actually speaking to anyone at the school. I am in Nova Scotia. I tried to tell the Revenue Canada guy this over the phone, but he really would not hear it. I had a different profs for each class, and classmates. Even had to work on group projects with classmates all over the world. That is not exactly "self-directed."