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FERPA Student Information

Release of Grades/GPA Information

Grades and grade-point averages are never released to agencies or persons outside the University without the written consent of the student. Grades and GPA information are not given out over the telephone to anyone.

Restriction of Directory Information

Under the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the student has the right to request in writing that the disclosure of directory information be withheld from persons outside the University. Please note that this information can only be suppressed from the public, not from University officials. The University may disclose records to state agencies for the purpose of program review and evaluation and student preparation.

Student Rights under FERPA

Radford University fully complies with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and with procedures recommended by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). This legislation gives students the following rights with respect to their education records:

  • The right of access to their educational records.
  • The right to request an amendment to those records and to have a hearing if the request is denied.
  • The right to consent to disclosure of their information unless consent is not required by FERPA.
  • The right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office.
  • The right to suppress directory information.