FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA, aka The Buckley Amendment) is a federal law that governs the privacy, access and disclosure of student educational records.

Click here to view the UVa-Wise FERPA Brochure.

Students may authorize the release of educational records by submitting a written and dated request to the Office of the Registrar, or by printing and submitting the attached FERPA Release Form.

Students may also seek to correct/challenge educational record information by contacting the Office of the Registrar in writing or in person. A form will be provided to specify information that needs to be amended. If the problem cannot be reconciled by the Office of the Registrar, a formal hearing may be requested with the Academic Dean or Provost of the College. Details are in the brochure link above.

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL FERPA RELEASE FORMS/REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE STUDENT DIRECTLY TO THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.  IDENTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.  FERPA RELEASES MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED VIA MAIL, FAX, ELECTRONICALLY, OR 3RD PARTY DELIVERY.

UVa-Wise's FERPA policy is published every year in the UVa-Wise Student Handbook.  The Student Handbook is available online at www.uvawise.edu/studentlife/StudentHandbook.