FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA dictates that ABAC staff members may not share any information, other than directory information, with anyone outside of the College and University System. This includes, but is not limited to, information about grades, disciplinary history and action, health concerns, and the balance in your accounts. Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. Exceptions to this Act are allowed in life-threatening situations. ABAC administrators and those within the University System may share information about students and residents on a need-to-know basis.
By signing below, you (the student) are providing consent to release your educational records. In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, all transcript requests MUST BE MADE BY THE STUDENT; no requests can or will be accepted from a third party (including parents). It is the responsibility of the student to assist in their own privacy protection by not allowing access of their educational records to others, including the release of their university personal identification numbers, Student ID or SSN, computer login usernames and passwords, etc.
Please visit the U.S. Department of Educations website for further information regarding FERPA