Concerning Can I use my powers for good?. This post is about careers/study advice. Why is it on-topic?
To down-voters and voters to close my question, may I point out that the advice on what topics I can ask about on MSE states the following policy:
[Questions] seeking personal advice for choosing a course, academic program, career path, etc. Such questions should be directed to those employed by the institution in question, or other qualified individuals who know your specific circumstances.
My question here was asking for more information about how that policy was being interpreted in a particular case. If my question is considered inappropriate or off-topic here, then I consider this meta forum to be unfit for its intended purpose.