Student Records are Protected by Federal Law: Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), an educational institution may not disclose the education records or any personally identifiable information contained in the record other than directory information to any third parties without the written consent of the student's parents. 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(b)(1). For purposes of the FERPA, education records are defined as the records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a person acting for such agency or institution. 20 U.S.C. § 1232g(a)(4)(A). “Personally identifiable information” specifically includes parent’s names. Please note that FERPA does not bar the disclosure of a student’s records to the parents of the student. For more information about FERPA, see FERPA.
Transcript Requests are not Public Information Requests. Transcripts may be requested by students or former students.
Public Information Requests can be made over the phone or through the Public Information Request Form. Some requests can be handled immediately if they do not require research or documentation.