Student Complaint Procedures

Fairleigh Dickinson University urges current and prospective students with concerns or complaints to attempt to resolve them with the appropriate University administrative or academic office. When the concern or complaint cannot be resolved internally, current and prospective students may seek redress through the University's external accrediting and authorizing bodies.

Please be advised that Fairleigh Dickinson University participates in Federal student aid programs that are authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

  • 34 CFR § 600.9 requires states to have a "process to review and appropriately act on complaints concerning the institution including enforcing applicable State laws."
  • 34 CFR § 668.43(b) requires that institutions "make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution's accreditation and its State, Federal, or tribal approval or licensing. The institution must also provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student's complaint."

In order to comply with these regulations, Fairleigh Dickinson University provides the following information to our prospective and current students:

Program Accreditation Agency Complaint Contact
  • Bachelor of Science (include majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, and Marketing);
  • Master of Business Administration;
  • Master of Science - Accounting;
  • Master of Science - Supply Chain Management;
  • Master of Science - Taxation
AACSB International complaint policy
Chemistry ACS (American Chemical Society) email: help@acs.org
Civil Engineering Technology ABET Inc. complaint process
Clinical Mental Health Counseling CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs policy (PDF)
Clinical Psychology PhD APA (American Psychological Association)
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First St, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
202-336-5979
Computer Science ABET Inc. complaint process/
Continuing Education IACET. Fairleigh Dickinson University has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. Learning event participants may file complaints in writing to the Commission at the address above. Participants must provide details including date, learning event, name of Provider, location of event, the participant's name, address, phone number, and the nature of the complaint.
Dyslexia Studies Multi-Sensory Reading IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) accreditation process (PDF)
Education Leadership Program CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) complaint review committee
Electrical Engineering ABET Inc. complaint process/
Electrical Engineering Technology ABET Inc. complaint process/
Fairleigh Dickinson University Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (267) 284-5000
Middle States Commission on Higher Education How to File a Complaint (PDF)
Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ Secretary of Higher Education
The Office of Secretary of Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation
Mechanical Engineering Technology ABET Inc. complaint process
Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation procedures (PDF)
Paralegal Program ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals Approval Commission
Standing Committee on Paralegals
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
312-988-5617
Pharmacy CPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) complaints
Radiography (through Valley Hospital) JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology) report an allegation/
School Psychology MA NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) resolution of ethical concerns
Teacher Education Program CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) complaint review committee