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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The primary rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Federal Law 99-380, include:
- Right to inspect and review educational records.
- Right to seek to amend education records.
- Right to have some control over the disclosure of information from education records.
In compliance with FERPA, information classified as "directory information" may be released to the general public without the prior written consent of the student. Directory information includes:
- Student name
- Student address
- Telephone listing
- Major field(s) if study
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Weight and height of athletic team members
- Dates of attendance/enrollment
- Most recent previous educational institution attended
- Degrees and awards received
- Photo/visual likeness
- Official college-issued e-mail address
A student may request that directory information be withheld from the public by updating the authorization page in CougarWeb. Requests are valid until revoked by the student in writing. If no request is on file, directory information will be released upon inquiry.
If you are not a current student, you can change your release authorizations by sending an email to Registrar@collin.edu.
To download a PDF version of the most recent rule of this law, visit FERPA Regulations. Please note that a new window will open on your desktop.
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