FERPA refers to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It relates to your rights concerning educational records and information. It is also called the Buckley Amendment, which became law in January 1975. This act provided records access to parents and guardians through elementary, middle and high school. Once a student enrolls in a college or university, the rights shift to the student.

FERPA gives you the right to inspect and review your education records, including grade transcripts and other academic records. It also outlines rules for releasing and disclosing your information. If you wish to share your education records with anyone, including your family, you must complete the Student Waiver of FERPA Rights and return it to the Registrar. You can email the completed form to registrar@wingate.edu or fax it to (704)233-8125.