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Access to Student Records (FERPA)

Under the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all students have certain rights with regard to their educational records.

FERPA grants students various rights, including the rights to:

  • Inspect and review their educational records at Northwestern University
  • Request an amendment of their records to ensure that the records are not inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of privacy or other rights
  • Consent to release or to restrict disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in their educational records, except under certain limited circumstances when, by law, consent is not required
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Northwestern University to comply with FERPA requirements
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