File a Complaint Against an Institution
or Report an Illegal School or Diploma Mill

To file a complaint against a Colorado institution, select a school from the drop down list and fill out the form. All schools (public, private, vocational, occupational) are available in the list. Your information will be filed with the Colorado Department of Higher Education. If your school is not listed or you are reporting a diploma mill, select 'Not Listed' from the drop down box. 

Select Institution:

Complaint Form

Fields with * are required fields. Check form for completeness before submitting.

About the Filing Process To register a complaint pertaining to a post-secondary institution or report a possible illegal school/institution or diploma mill currently operating in the state of Colorado, the student/complainant must complete and submit this form. Once received by the Department of Higher Education, department personnel will review the information provided in order to determine if further investigation and follow-up are necessary and within the parameters of the state policies and statutes. If the student's complaint/appeal fall within the jurisdiction of the state policies and statutes, staff will pursue the student's complaint. The student/complainant will be kept informed of the progress regarding the complaint. All documentation concerning a student's complaint/appeal will be securely maintained by the Department of Higher Education.


General Information
How would you categorize yourself in relation to this school? *
Last day you attended this school (MM/DD/YYYY)
Date you filed a complaint/grievance at your institution * (MM/DD/YYYY)

Personal Information
Title *,
First Name *, Middle Initial,
Last Name *


Street Address *
City *,
State *, Zip *


Home Phone *
Alternate Phone (Work/Cell)

Email *
Alternate Email


Complaint/Appeal Details
Type of Complaint *
Description *
Briefly describe the problem with the school. (Please be specific and include dates and names of persons with whom interaction occurred, the location of the contact, the identity of any witnesses and a summary of the complaint outlining your dissatisfaction.)

Authorization and Waiver