Student Educational Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act allows current or former students to inspect and review their educational records. Students are also accorded the right to a hearing in order to question the contents of their educational records. Written consent of students may be required before personally identifiable information about them will be released from their educational records as provided by law. Specific guidelines and procedures are contained in the Policy Manual of the University, T-507, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. A copy of this manual is available in the Reference Room of the Melville Library. After administrative remedies available at the University have been exhausted, inquiries or complaints may be filed with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office, Department of Health and Human Services, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201. Applicants or students may waive their rights to inspect confidential letters or statements of recommendation.