Access to Students' Educational Records

Students and, in limited cases, their parents have the right to inspect and review the student's educational record; exercise a limited control over the disclosure of information contained in the student's educational record; seek to correct a student's educational record; report violations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), which provides the minimum standards for the management of student educational records; and be informed about the student's FERPA rights. The University designates some personally identifiable information contained in a student's educational record as "Directory Information" in order that the University may, unless the student has expressly objected, disclose the information without a student's further prior written consent. Access to a student's educational record by a third party for legitimate educational purposes or release by University officials is permitted under certain circumstances.

For additional information, refer to University Policy Access to and Release of Education Records AC 04 (formerly 09-08-01).

Additional information for faculty is available in the Faculty & Staff section of the Office of the Registrar website.