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
Directory information is information that can be released to any third party without the student's written consent. There are a couple of exceptions to this guideline, which we will discuss further in Section 3.
Each higher education institution is allowed to define what is considered to be directory information.
Records that typically contain personally identifiable information: