The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, was created to protect the privacy of students. Learn more about how University of Maryland Global Campus implements this legislation.
FERPA gives students who have reached the age of 18 or who attend a post secondary institution the right to inspect and review their own educational records. FERPA applies to the education records of persons who are or have been in attendance in post secondary institutions, including students in cooperative and correspondence study programs. FERPA does not apply to records of applicants for admission who are denied acceptance or, if accepted, do not attend an institution. Furthermore, rights are not given by FERPA to students enrolled in once component of an institution who seek to be admitted in another component of an institution.
Students' rights given by FERPA include the following:
Disclosure of a student’s record may only be provided to a third party with written consent from the student. This would include spouses, parents, other relatives, and employers. If you would like UMGC to discuss aspects of your UMGC student records with a third party please complete the student records release form and submit it to our office.