Section 1: FERPA-Protecting Student Rights
Section 2: Education Records
What Are Education Records?
Personally Identifiable Information
What Are Not Considered Education Records?
What Information Can Be Released?
What Is Directory Information?
Additional Information Released by the University
Scenario One: The Phone Call
Section 3: Protecting the Privacy of Education Records
Section 4: Program Overview & Course Certification
Personally identifiable information relating to students must be handled in a secure manner under FERPA.
This includes all records containing the student's social security or student ID number, such as add/drop forms, transcripts, student information displayed on a computer screen, grades, class assignments, class rosters, student schedules, and reports.
Again, any printed or displayed document that contains the student's social security or student ID number is considered to be personally identifiable information and thus protected under FERPA.
Records that typically contain personally identifiable information: