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FERPA for parents

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA is a federal law that ensures the privacy of students’ educational records and gives students the right to inspect and request amendments to those records.

Grades, course schedules and transcripts are among the data considered to be educational records and not directory information. In accordance with FERPA, the university can neither discuss nor share non-directory educational records with anyone other than the student, including parents, without the student’s written permission. Waivers may be obtained at the written request of the student. Forms are available at Summer Welcome or online.

For more information, visit the University Registrar's FERPA page.