The “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended” (FERPA), or “The Buckley Amendment”, is the United States federal law that protects student records privacy review and disclosure rights. The law guarantees these rights for both current and former UCF students. To help you understand FERPA and what it means to you, this site addresses a variety of records privacy questions. The linked pages will outline student rights under FERPA to review educational records and to assert some control over their release to third party requests.
As a student, your educational records are considered confidential. Under most circumstances your records will not be released without your written and signed consent. As a UCF faculty or staff member you have a responsibility to protect and keep confidential educational records in your possession.
Some information, called “directory information”, may be released to 3rd parties without the student’s prior consent, unless the student files a written request to restrict directory information access. At UCF, “directory information” is the student’s:
For further information, please refer to the UCF FERPA Overview or call the College of Medicine Registrar’s Office at 407.266.1371.