Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Records

Records that document the student requests and consent authorizations or denials in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Records may include requests for hearings; requests for release of personally identifiable information; records of disclosures made to third parties; student statements regarding hearing panel decisions; written decisions of the hearing panel; written consent of the student to disclose records; waivers for rights of access; correspondence; and other related records.


Student Records


Candler School of Theology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, School of Law, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Oxford College, Rollins School of Public Health

Retention Period

Life of the affected record or until student terminates waiver for written consent to disclose records and waivers for rights of access; life of the affected record for all other records.


American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Disposition Instructions

Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008