The Advising Process: FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment, helps protect the privacy of students' educational records. Students have the right to:

  • Inspect and review their own records
  • Ask that records be amended if they are incorrect
  • Restrict when, how, and to whom those records may be disclosed

Educational records include course grades.

For more information, check FERPA: Basic Guidelines for Faculty and Staff - A Simple Step-by-Step Approach for Compliance.