FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act


WHAT IS A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL RECORD?

FERPA applies to the education records of persons who are or have been in attendance.

Almost all information provided by a student to the university for use in the educational process is considered a student educational record:
  • personal information
  • enrollment records
  • grades
  • schedules
The storage media in which you find this information does not matter. Student educational records may be:
  • a document in the registrar's office
  • a computer printout in your office
  • a class list on your desk
  • a computer display screen
  • notes you have taken during an advisement session
FERPA does not apply to records of applicants for admission who are denied acceptance or, if accepted, do not attend MSU.




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