FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
Confidentiality of Student Records

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Washington Administrative Code, the following information is designated as directory information: student's name; program in which the student is registered; dates of attendance; date and place of birth; degrees and awards received; and most recent previous education agency or institution attended. Only designated members of the registration staff may disclose directory information. The FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records:

(1) The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access;

(2) The right to request the amendment of information contained in the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading;

(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent;

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures of the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Directory information may be released by Bates Technical College without parental or student consent unless parents or adult students 18 years of age or older specifically request that such information not be released.

Bates Technical College does not release directory information for commercial purposes. Parents of students under age 18 or adult students currently attending Bates should complete a form in the registration office if they do not wish to have directory information released.