- What is FERPA?
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- Parental Access to Student Education Records
- Student Release of Education Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
Parents of a dependent student may have access to grades and other confidential academic information under guidelines provided in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Access to this information is limited to parents who claim the student as an exemption on their federal income tax return.
Requests for specific grade or other academic information can be addressed to the Office of Academic Records, University of Oklahoma, 1000 Asp Avenue, Room 330, Norman, Oklahoma 73019–4076. Each request must include a copy of the top portion of the parent’s most recent tax return, showing the student’s name and social security number listed as a dependent. Academic information can also be obtained by providing the Office of Academic Records with written consent of the student.
Students may authorize the release of their education record information to a third party on either a one-time or an on-going basis. Authorizations for release of information on an on-going basis will remain valid for one year following the student’s last enrollment at the University of Oklahoma or until canceled in writing by the student at any time.
Questions concerning these policies or procedures should be directed to the Office of Academic Records, 325-4147, Buchanan Hall 230, 1000 Asp Avenue, Norman OK 73019- 4076.