Published: Sept. 22, 2017
As a student at CU Boulder, it's important for you to understand your rights regarding access to and disclosure of information in your education record. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you the right to:
  • inspect and review your education records;
  • request amendment of your education records;
  • consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information in your education records; and
  • file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education (Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202).
To review or request an amendment to your record, contact the university office that maintains the record to make arrangements. This does not apply to grade changes, which are at faculty discretion.
Under FERPA, the university may release information from your education record if the disclosure is:
  • to CU Boulder officials who have a legitimate educational interest;
  • to officials of another institution where you seek or intend to enroll;
  • to authorized representatives of federal, state or local educational authorities;
  • in connection with financial aid you've applied for or received;
  • to an organization conducting studies for or on behalf of the university;
  • to your parents or guardians (if you are a dependent student for tax purposes);
  • to an accrediting organization;
  • to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
  • in connection with a health or safety emergency or other exception under FERPA; or
  • information that CU Boulder defines as directory information.
Student data that is not considered directory information may only be released with your documented consent.
To authorize access to your nondirectory information, see CU Guest Access and FERPA Consent to Release. Also, you may restrict the release of directory information by placing full privacy on your record.
Questions may be directed to the Office of the Registrar. Have a successful semester!
Kristi Wold-McCormick, Ph.D.
University Registrar