Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Section 438, Public Law 93380) requires that educational institutions provide students:
- Access to official education records directly related to the student;
- An opportunity for a hearing to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate;
- The college obtain the written consent of students before releasing personally identifiable information about them from records to other than a specified list of persons and agencies;
- These rights extend to present and former students of the college.
- Education records generally include documents and information related to admissions, enrollment in classes, and grades and related academic information.
- The dean of Admissions and Records is De Anza’s designated “records officer.”
- Education records will be made available for inspection and review during normal working hours to presently and formerly enrolled students, within 45 days following completion and filing of a request form with the dean.
- If informal proceedings do not resolve the student’s questions about the records, the student may submit a request in the form of a petition to the Admissions and Records Office. The matter will be assigned within 20 school days to the calendar of the Admissions and Records Office.
- Notification of names and addresses to other institutions: De Anza College provides to other postsecondary institutions the names and addresses of students who have indicated an interest in transferring to such institutions on the educational goals questionnaire. Any students who do not want their name and address given to other institutions must so notify the Admissions and Records Office no later than the second week of each quarter.