The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) governs and protects your rights
to your individual educational records. The primary rights protected under FERPA are
the students' rights to:
- Review and inspect their educational records;
- Have their educational records amended or corrected;
- Control disclosure of certain portions of their educational records.
According to FERPA, college students are considered responsible adults and are allowed
to determine who will receive information about them. While parents understandably
have an interest in their student’s academic progress, they aren’t automatically granted
access to a student’s educational records without the students written consent.
We encourage parents to consult with their student if they need their academic information.
A student may give anyone permission to access their records by filing a Release of Information form (ROI).