Non-Resident Grievance Process

NDSCS desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing outside of the state of North Dakota while attending NDSCS who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the college's Student Complaints and Grievances  procedure as found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and the NDSCS Catalog

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your state. The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies. The North Dakota State College of Science is also a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) initiative. For more information about the SARA initiative, visit their website at http://nc-sara.org or visit the ND SARA website at http://nc-sara.org/states/nd . Click here to view the ND SARA Portal Agency and Complaint Process.

North Dakota State College of Science is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Alabama

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
https://ache.edu/AlaPortal.aspx
Phone (334) 242-2179

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Program Coordinator for Institutional Authorization
Consumer Protection and Student Complaints
Phone (907) 465-6741, Fax (907) 465-5316

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (602) 542-2399

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure 
Phone (501) 371-2000

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (303) 866-2723, Fax (303) 866-4266

Connecticut

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Student Complaints
Phone (860)947-1801

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (302) 735-4000, Fax (302) 739-4654

District of Columbia

Washington DC – Education Licensure Commission
Public Complaints
Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Phone (202) 727-6436

Florida

Florida Department of Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (850) 245-0505, Fax (850) 245-9667

Idaho

Idaho Board of Education
Student Grievance Procedure 
Phone (208) 334-2270, Fax (208) 334-2632

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
The Board can be contacted by email at info@ibhe.org.
Phone (217) 782-2551, Fax (217) 782-8548

Indiana

Commission on Proprietary Education
www.in.gov/cpe/2329.htm
Phone 1-800-227-5695

Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (515) 725-3400, Fax (515) 725-3401

Kansas

Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (785) 296-4917, Fax (785) 296-7052

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (502) 573-1555, Fax (502) 573-1535

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (225) 342-425, Fax 3 (225) 342-9318

Maine

Maine Department of Education
SARA Complaint Form
Phone (207) 624-6600, Fax (207) 624-6700

Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission
Student Grievance Procedure 
Phone (410) 260-4500, Fax (800) 974-0203

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (617) 994-6950, Fax (617) 727-0955

Michigan

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (517) 373-1820, Fax (517) 373-2129

Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (651) 642-0567 (651) 642-0675

Mississippi

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca/student_complaint_process.asp
Phone (601) 432-6372, Fax (601) 432-6225

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure 
Phone (573) 751-2361 (573) 751-6635

Montana

Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents
Student Complaint Process
Phone (406) 444-6570

Nebraska

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
ccpe.nebraska.gov/student-complaints-against-postsecondary-institutions
Phone (402) 471-2847, Fax (402) 471-2886

Nevada

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (702) 486-7330, Fax (702) 486-7340

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (603) 271-3494

New Jersey

New Jersey Commission of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (609) 588-3226

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (505) 476-8400, Fax (505) 476-8453

New York

Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision, New York State Education Department
Student Complaint Process
Phone (212) 643-4760

North Carolina

North Carolina Community College System, Office of Proprietary School Services
Student Grievance Procedure 
Phone (919) 807-7146, Fax (919) 807-7164

North Dakota

Cheryl Thompson
Outreach Manager Communication | Training
State Authorization Coordinator Core Technology Services North Dakota University System
2000 44th Street SW, Suite 301
Fargo, ND 58503
Phone (701) 239-6676
Student Grievance Procedure

Ohio

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (614) 466-2752, Fax (614) 466-2219

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
    www.okhighered.org
    Phone (405) 225-9100
  • Oklahoma Department of Education - Private and Career Schools Office
    Student Grievance Procedure
    Phone (405) 225-9100, Fax (405) 225-9230

Oregon

Department of Education - Private and Career Schools Office
https://www.ohsu.edu/education/out-state-authorization
Phone (503) 947-5751

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Program Services
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (717) 783-8228, Fax (717) 7722-3622

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico State Department
Board of Postsecondary Institutions
Phone (787) 722-2121 ext. 3801
dnolasco@estado.pr.gov​​​​ 
Student Complaint Form

​​​Rhode Island

Commissioner of Postsecondary Education
RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
560 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1304
(401) 736-1100
https://www.riopc.edu/page/RI-SARA/

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure 
Phone (803) 737-2260, Fax (803) 737-2297

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure
(803) 737-2260, Fax (803) 737-2297

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Student Complaint Process
Phone (615) 741-3605, Fax (615) 741-6230

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Student Complaint Process
Phone (512) 427-6101

Utah

Utah System of Higher Education
Board of Regents Building
The Gateway
60 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone (800) 418-8757 | (801) 321-7200
https://ushe.edu/office-of-commissioner/state-authorization-ut-sara/

Vermont

Vermont State Board of Education
Student Complaint Process
Phone (802) 828-3135

Washington

Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Student Complaint Process
Phone (360) 753-7869

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Student Grievance Procedure
Phone (304) 558-4016

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
Student Grievance Procedure 
Phone (608) 266-1996, Fax (608) 264-8477, Email eabmail@eab.wisconsin.gov

Wyoming

Wyoming Community College Commission
2300 Capitol Ave., 5th Floor, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone (307) 777-7763, Fax (307) 777-6567
Student Grievance Procedure