The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of your child’s education records. Once your child turns 18 or attends a school beyond high school, you can no longer access his or her records without consent.
If you want to access your child’s APSU records, he or she must complete the FERPA: Student Release of Confidential Information form. Your student must submit the form to the Registrar’s Office in Ellington Building, Room 316.
Without your child’s consent, FERPA allows us to release information to you if at least one of these statements applies:
- Your child is considered a “dependent” for tax purposes. You must verify this with a copy of your most recent tax return.
- Your child is under age 21 and has violated any law or its policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.
- A health or safety emergency involves your student.
- The information an official is sharing is based on personal knowledge or observation of your child.
For more information, type the search term “FERPA” in the advanced search box at www.ed.gov.
If your insurance provider requires verification that your student is enrolled at APSU, you must have your son or daughter complete the Enrollment Verification Form. The form must be mailed or faxed to the Office of the Registrar.