Resolution of Student Concerns
A complaint is a claim by a student that there has been a violation, a misinterpretation or an inequitable application of an existing policy, rule or regulation of the College. An appeal and/or a formal grievance are two ways sponsored by the School to request a formal change to an official decision of the Institution. Whenever possible the submission of an appeal or grievance will be dealt with confidentially. In addition, all investigations will be undertaken impartially with no reprisals of any kind being undertaken by any member of the School for the submission of an appeal or grievance. Appeal and/or grievance proceedings will be treated in accord with the College’s FERPA policy.
The steps involved with resolving a student concern are: An informal appeal, a formal appeal, and formal grievance. It is a requirement of the College that a student exhaust the appeal process in its entirety prior to submitting a grievance in order to allow for an appropriate resolution to be reached. Further, if an appeal or grievance is not submitted within ten (10) business days the initial decision of the school will stand.
If a student is not satisfied after exhausting the Appeal and Grievance procedures, the student may contact the following:
Distance Education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the AZ SARA Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the AZ SARA Complaint Page.