Kennesaw State University FERPA Guidelines

FERPA (Students)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information visit Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Directory Information

Directory information at Kennesaw State University is defined as: 
Field of Study (Major)
Dates of Attendance
Degrees Awarded
Participation in Officially Recognized Activities or Sports
Weight and Height of Athletic Participants

Student Consent Form

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, Kennesaw State University must obtain written consent from a student before releasing or discussing the student records of that student to a third party. Such written consent must be signed and dated by the student, specify the records to be released, state the purpose of the release, and identify the party or class of parties to whom release may be made.

Students may complete the "Student Consent Form to Release Information" located at the Office of the Registrar on either campus.  Student must submit the signed consent form in person with photo ID to the Office of the Registrar.

FERPA (Parents)

FERPA gives custodial and noncustodial parents alike certain rights with respect to their children's education records, unless a school is provided with evidence that there is a court order or State law that specifically provides to the contrary. Otherwise, both custodial and noncustodial parents have the right to access their children's education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, the right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records (except in certain circumstances specified in the FERPA regulations, some of which are discussed below), and the right to file a complaint with the Department.

For more information visit FERPA General Guidance for Parents
If you are ever in doubt, do not release any information until you contact the Registrar’s Office at 770.423.6415. The Registrar’s Office is the only university office authorized to issue official transcripts and certify students’ enrollment status. All requests for such documentation must be directed to that office.