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Confidentiality and FERPA

Temple University keeps educational records to facilitate the development of our students. Confidentiality of those records is maintained by the University according to federal law, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.

FERPA provides the following rights for students and for the parents of dependent students attending Temple University:

  • - The right of a student, with minor limitations, to inspect and review his or her education records;
  • - The right to request amendment of a student's education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy or other rights;
  • - The right to withhold the disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records.

When a student enters Temple University, regardless of age, FERPA rights transfer from the parent to the student. Therefore, the University cannot disclose a student's education records, including grades, ;without the written consent of the student.


For more on FERPA rights and how students may submit a contact waiver, please go to Student Affairs FERPA Information.

For in-depth information regarding FERPA policy, please go to http://policies.temple.edu/ferpa/ (PDF)