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Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) , as amended prohibits us from sharing information about you with other individuals unless you provide us with written authorization, or if the University receives certified proof that the individual inquiring on your behalf is your legal guardian, and that you are financially dependent on them.Grades and information concerning your enrollment status cannot be released, except to state and federal agencies requesting specific information necessary to service you appropriately. Transcripts are only released with your written authorization.We recognize that this limitation may cause occasional inconvenience to you, your family, and other interested parties, but we are bound by law to protect your right to privacy. You, of course, can secure this information from our office or calling when a visit is not possible. However, information such as, "grades earned" will not be released over the phone.You may choose to further restrict access to your records. For further information regarding FERPA contact:

Office of the Registrar
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
279 Blackington Hall
Johnstown, PA 15904
(814) 269-7055

For additional information regarding FERPA follow the Informational Guidelines or Access to Student Educational Records -- Policy 09-08-01, Procedure 09-08-01 and the Waiver to Release Educational Records Form.  The Family Policy Compliance Office of the US Department of Education has jurisdiction over the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Last Reviewed: July 18, 2005