FERPA for Parents
What rights does FERPA grant me as the parent of a WKU student?
What is directory and non-directory information?
All other information is deemed non-directory, meaning it can be released only with the permission of the student. Parents are encouraged to consult with the student if academic information is needed.
How does my child grant me access to his or her non-directory information?
Students who choose to grant access to their non-directory information should provide a copy of the form to each WKU employee who will be authorized to correspond with parents or other individuals about the students' education records.
Access to TopNet and Blackboard information should be discussed with the student in order to minimize any misunderstanding between WKU and parents. WKU does not allow third party access to its student information systems.
What is the FERPA procedure in health or safety emergencies?
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