Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, otherwise known as FERPA, prevents college officials from disclosing personally identifiable information from a student’s educational record, without written permission, unless a student approves disclosure by submitting a signed consent form. Institutions are responsible for ensuring that all of its school officials comply with FERPA. Below is directory information that can be disclosed without student written consent:

  • Student’s name;
  • City of residence;
  • Semesters attended;
  • Credentials earned and dates awarded;
  • Student’s major field of study or program.


Students may prevent the release of directory information by making a request in writing to the Dean for Admissions, Registration, Records & Graduation by the third week of the term.


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