Policy Manual

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's educational record within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Georgia College & State University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Questions the University's procedures regarding release of academic information may be directed to the Office of the Registrar, Parks Hall 107, (478) 445-6286. To access the FERPA policy in its entirety, visit: http://www.gcsu.edu/registrar/ferpa.htm.

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