The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students various rights with respect to their educational records. For the student’s protection, FERPA limits release of student record information without the student’s explicit written consent.

You may, at your discretion, grant Bethany College permission to release information about your student records to a third party by submitting a completed FERPA Release Form. The College does not automatically send information to a third party. The specified information will be made available only if requested by the authorized third party.

To view the Bethany College FERPA form, click here, or contact the Registrar for more information about student rights and responsibilities under FERPA.