Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), you have the right as a student to inspect and seek correction to your educational records. Requests for such inspection and correction of your student records may be sent to
- Attn: Registrar Operations
- Unit 29216
- APO AE 09004
For another person to initiate services for you as a student, a power of attorney indicating the person's ability to act on your behalf is required. In addition, most institutional information concerning students may not be released to third parties without your prior consent.
The only student information which may be released without your prior consent is directory information: your name, major field of study, dates of attendance, degrees/awards received, your previous educational institution most recently attended, and birth date. This information is disclosed even in the absence of consent unless you file written notice within three weeks of your first enrollment of each school year. To prevent automatic disclosure of directory information, your notice must be filed annually with the registrar within the time allotted above. You may select which information you wish to release with consent through MyUMGC.
Additional information about access to and disclosure of student records may be found in the UMGC Online Policy Manual.