Your student record is private and protected by federal legislation. In order for a parent or authorized third party to have access to a student record or to discuss your records with the university, you must establish FERPA Consent to Release. When you set up FERPA Consent in MyCUInfo, you’ll include an individual or organization’s name and set a unique password. That way, if the authorized individual or organization contacts the university about you, you’ve given us permission to release FERPA-protected information.
Go to MyCUInfo and click on Privacy Settings in the drop-down menu on the right, then click on the FERPA Consent to Release tab. Type your parent or authorized third party’s first and last name, and the organization's name (if applicable), and set a unique password.
Unfortunately, you’ll need to re-establish consent via this online method if you're a currently enrolled student at CU Boulder. We know this is a hassle, and we appreciate your help. Because the form and the online system are different, we have to avoid discrepancies between the two by requesting all currently enrolled students with FERPA consent on file to go through this new process.
In addition to a password, a first and last name are required unless you’re granting consent to an organization; then only a password and the organization’s name are required. “Mom” or “Dad” are not permissible.
Yes. In addition to a first and last name and/or organization title, each FERPA Consent to Release entry requires a password. You should provide this password to your authorized third party before they contact the university regarding your record.
No. “All education records” only includes items specifically related to your education, classes, schedules and financial aid information at CU Boulder. Wardenburg, Housing and Dining, and Student Conduct all have separate consent processes.
FERPA Consent to Release allows university representatives to answer questions about specific aspects of a student's record and discuss the record with individuals other than the student. CU Guest Access is an online, read-only way for guests to see certain components of a student's record. It doesn’t allow guests to ask questions about or discuss a student’s record with a university representative.
Because FERPA Consent to Release only applies to in-person or phone communication. There is no online option or portal for parents or authorized third parties to use. If you’d like an online option, see CU Guest Access.