The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a federal regulation that protects the privacy and confidentiality of student education records. Under FERPA, institutions may not release a student's education record without prior consent of the student, except in limited circumstances.Read More about Student Rights Under FERPA
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The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 identifies the rights of students and their families with respect to student educational records kept by institutions. As part of the requirements of FERPA, the University has a Policy on Confidentiality of Student Records to ensure that student record information, including grades, course schedule, and academic progress, remains private.
The Office of the University Registrar partners with several other offices across Penn State to deliver services, resources, and information related to academic records and policies, as well as enrollment and registration processes.