Registrar -- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act / FERPA


(608) 262-3811 -- Registrar Information Service

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

333 East Campus Mall #10101
Madison, WI 53715-1384

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, requires that you be advised of your rights concerning your education records and of certain categories of public information which the University has designated "directory information."

Public or Directory Information (releasable unless withheld by student)

1.Student's Name
2.Postal addresses 
3.Telephone numbers
4. Email address
5.Date of Birth
6.Major Field of Study
a.Classification & year
b.Credit load
c.Credits earned toward degree
7.Date of Attendance
a.Matriculation date
b.Withdrawal date(s)
8.Degree(s) & Date(s) Awarded
9.Previously attended educational agencies or institutions
10.Participation in officially recognized Actvities/Sports, and height and weight of athletes

Private or Confidential Information (unless specifically released)

1.Student's ID Number
2.Emergency Contact (or Parent's) Name and Address
3.Emergency Contact Phone Number
4.Grades, Credits & Grade Point Earned
5.Courses in Progress
6.Current Class Schedule
7.Courses Completed
8.Grade Point Average(s)
9.Rank in Class
10.Academic Action(s)
11.Disciplinary Action(s)
12.Marital Status
13.Previous or Married Name
14.Residence Status
15.Place of Birth
16.High School Units
17.Transfer Credits
18.Advisor's Name
19.Racial Status

If a student needs to file a complaint about the confidentiality of his or her information they can do so through the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office.

Keywords:FERPA family educational act law privacy right rights policy registrar legal REG   Doc ID:10334
Owner:Information Services Specialist .Group:Campus and Visitor Relations
Created:2009-06-07 19:00 CDTUpdated:2018-04-03 13:39 CDT
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