FERPA Parental Information
At the postsecondary education level, parents have no inherent rights to access or inspect their child’s education records. Records, including progress, deficiencies, and grades may be released to parents only if they have been given a written release by the student or if the child is considered a dependent for tax purposes and a Parental Affidavit has been filed in the Registrar’s Office. The Parental Affidavit is available on the FERPA Forms page.
Student judicial records, containing information surrounding suspected violations of the Student Code of Conduct, are protected by FERPA. The Dean of Student Development’s office will only release information contained in College judicial records under the following conditions:
- Violations involving students under the age of 21 relating to possessing and/or consuming alcohol and/or drugs
- Serious health and safety concerns
- Students have signed a FERPA release with the Registrar’s Office.
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