The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended prohibits the Office of the University Registrar from sharing information about students with other individuals unless the University has certified proof that the individual inquiring on your behalf is your legal guardian or that you are financially dependent upon that individual.
The Office of the University Registrar WILL NOT release academic information over the phone nor electronically; not even to parents/legal guardians whose dependents have signed the Waiver To Release Educational Records. We do not have a mechanism to verify one's identity over the phone nor electronically. As an authorized recipient of a student's academic information, you must be present in our office with a valid identification and have the appropriate forms signed to acquire grades or any other academic information for a student. The same rules also apply to any third party.
We recognize that this limitation may cause occasional inconvenience to a student, a student's family, and other interested parties, but we are bound by law to protect our students' rights to privacy.
Note: The Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education has jurisdiction over the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Students may choose to restrict further access to their records, such as "directory information". See the Notification of Rights Under FERPA document and the online printable Non-Disclosure of Directory Information form listed in the FERPA Resources section of this page.
Policies and Procedures
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is reflected in the below University policy and procedure.