FERPA


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) assures confidentiality of educational records containing information directly related to all current and former students. Students may inspect and review their records, request reasonable explanations and interpretations of them and obtain copies of them. They may also seek correction of the records through a request to amend them or through a formal hearing.
 
The following information about students will be treated as directory information and is subject to public disclosure:
  • Student's name
  • Local and home address
  • Telephone listing
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major
  • Classification
  • E-mail address
  • Current enrollment
  • Photograph or other video images
  • Dates of attendance
  • Awards
  • Degrees
  • Honors
  • Dates graduated
  • Class schedule
  • Previous educational agency or institutions attended
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Vital statistics (such as height and weight) for members of the athletic team
Education records may be disclosed to college officials who have legitimate educational interests without prior consent. College officials may include but not be limited to instructors, advisors, and financial aid employees.
 
A student may request that directory information be withheld by notifying the Registrar in writing no later than the fifth day of classes during a regular semester and the third day of classes during a summer session. The request will remain in effect until revoked by the student in writing.
 
Upon initial entry to Central Baptist College, students will complete a form indicating whether they are dependent students. This declaration will remain in effect until revoked in writing by the student.
 
Further information about student rights can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.
 
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