Student Records Privacy
Release of Student Educational Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment) FERPA, sets forth the guidelines for the release of student records to other parties. Under this federal law, students have the right to inspect their records and correct any inaccuracies that might be found in them.
Access to the record by anyone other than the student is limited and generally requires prior written consent by the student. The College will mail confidential records, including grades and transcripts, at the student's direction. Any person who picks up sealed copies of these records for the student must have written, signed permission to do so from the student.
Directory information, which includes a student's name, address, date and place of birth, field of study, dates of attendance, and degrees and awards received may be released by the College without consent of the student. Any student who wishes to withhold any or all of this directory information from release must notify the Registrar in writing within three weeks of the date of the student's initial enrollment.
Finally, all records submitted for a student's file become the property of the College and a part of the student's permanent record. High school transcripts, transcripts from other colleges, and other similar documents are not duplicated for any reason to any person, including the student.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COLLEGE'S RELEASE OF STUDENT EDUCATIONAL RECORDS POLICY SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.
IMPORTANT: Official copies of all high school and college transcripts must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the end of the student's first semester of enrollment. All students entering a health care degree program must request a high school transcript if they entered the ninth grade or higher. Students who have the high school equivalency certificate must submit a copy of the scores.