When you submit an application for admissions, or send application materials, such as test scores, transcripts or letters of recommendation, these items become a part of your student record at the College of Central Florida. Your student record is covered under FERPA, which means that your information is private and can only be shared with people who have authorization.
Who can I give FERPA authorization to?
Most students use FERPA authorization for their parents, guardians, spouses, or other advocates who play an important role in their educational journey. Keep in mind that your record contains sensitive information and you should select someone you trust with your personal information.
My parents have questions about my application. Can they call the Admissions Office for me?
Without your FERPA authorization, the Admissions Office can only answer general questions about the admissions process but can not give specific details about your application This means that staff can not confirm if they have received your application or documents you have submitted, such as transcripts.
If your parent calls, and they are covered with FERPA authorization, then staff members can give more detailed information about your application.
How long is the FERPA authorization valid for?
Once you have authorized someone to have access to your record, the access will remain active until you change the authorization. To discontinue someone's access, complete another authorization form, or change your FERPA pin number.
What if I want my parents to have access to information for admissions, but I don't want them to see my grades?
Use the FERPA authorization form to customize the information you want to grant access to. On the form you can select which parts of your record you want covered in the FERPA authorization.
>> How to get FERPA authorized
If you are a student, and want to authorize someone to access your records, you can
Authorization can be changed or cancelled anytime by submitting a new form or changing your pin number.
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