Records and Right to Privacy

The following information is intended to offer clarification of certain university academic policies related to academic records. For official wording of Stanford’s academic policies, refer to Stanford Bulletin: Academic Policies and Statements.

Privacy of Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. This includes the following rights:

  • To review educational records within 45 days of a request for access
  • The right to request amending records the student believes are inaccurate
  • The right to consent to disclose information from the records

For a detailed description of notification of rights under FERPA, please see:

Stanford Bulletin: Privacy of Students' Records

See Also:

Office of the University Registrar: Student Record Privacy

Student Services Center: How to Set Up Privacy Limitation