Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA (Confidentiality of Student Records)

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Under this Federal law, school officials cannot release information in an education record without written permission from the student, with certain exceptions. School officials may release directory information, without consent, unless the student has requested confidentiality.

If you would like a third party, such as your parent(s), to have access to your education records, a FERPA release form may be the right choice for you.

Download the FERPA release form (PDF) (which will require logging into your my.evergreen.edu account)

By completing and submitting the FERPA release form, you give The Evergreen State College permission to discuss information from your student record with the person(s) you identify on the form. You may revoke (cancel) a FERPA release at any time by completing and submitting a new FERPA release form to Registration and Records.

Releasing copies of your transcript documents to third parties requires separate consent.