Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FERPA is a federal law (sometimes referred to as the
Buckley Amendment) that mandates that college academic
records are the “property” of the students and a few
select institution personnel.
Only students can share or give permission to share
their grades and enrollment status with parents.
Academic advisors, instructors, counselors, and
registration staff members are legally bound not to
disclose this information without student permission.
It is a good idea to discuss and review this law with
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