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 81101