Family and Student Educational Rights (FERPA)
In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Florida Statutes (Privacy Rights of Parents and Students), the college has identified as “Directory Information” a student’s name, local address, telephone number, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. This information may be released without student’s consent. Other personally identifiable and student record information can be released only when a written authorization, signed by the student, and witnessed by a college official or notary, is presented to the college.
Any student who does not want directory information released must file a directory information exclusion request with the Office of the Registrar (Building R, room 112).
Parents or guardians desiring access to the educational records of a student who is their dependent should ask the student to grant permission in writing to the college, via the Student Authorization for Access to Educational Records form. Without written permission from the student, the parents or guardians must certify in writing to the Office of the Registrar that the student is economically dependent upon them as defined by Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and must document this dependency by providing an IRS Tax Transcript of the previous year’s income tax return.