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Annual Notice to Enrolled Students Concerning Their Privacy Rights Under FERPA

By Mary C. Bergstrom
Posted on 13 January 2016 | 10:25 am

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In accordance with regulations issued under FERPA, the College of Charleston provides an annual notification to our enrolled students of their rights (to: inspect, review, and amend the student’s education record; consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records; opt-out from the release of information designated as directory information by the College; and file a complaint with the US Department of Education) under FERPA; as well as an explanation of the exceptions under FERPA that allows the College to disclose information from the student’s education record without consent.

This notification is posted at the following link on the website of the Office of the Registrar:

For additional information or for questions concerning the College’s FERPA policy and procedures, please contact the Office of the Registrar (email: or physical address: 160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center, Room 281).

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