FERPA faqs for Students & Parents
Q: Are there situations in which a student's education records may be released without his/her consent?
Yes, Adams State may release a student's education records without his/her consent to:
- Adams State University school officials
- Other schools to which you are transferring
- Persons or institutions requesting information in connection with financial aid status
- Agencies conducting an audit or enforcing federal or state education programs or laws
- Accrediting organizations
- Parties requiring information to comply with judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena
- Officials in a health or safety emergency
Q: Can a student's education records be released to his/her parents?
No, it is Adams State policy NOT to release any information to parents without written consent.
Q: Can a student restrict the release of directory information?
Yes, by filling a confidentiality form a student can restrict the release of directory information.
Q: Are there negative consequences to filling a confidentiality form?
Yes, future employers and schools will not be able to obtain ANY information, including dates of attendance, degrees received enrollment verification etc.
Q: Can a student permit the release of certain education records?
Yes, Adams State can release education records on a student's behalf when a written consent is filed.
Q: What should I do if I feel my FERPA rights have been violated?
Contact the registrar at:
- Belen Maestas
- Adams State University Records Office
- 208 Edgemont Blvd.
- Alamosa, CO 81102