FERPA, or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act was enacted to protect the privacy of student records. Under FERPA, except for “directory information” about a student, a student’s records may be released without his or her prior written consent only to other school officials, including teachers, who have “legitimate educational interests.” This means, under certain conditions, your parents may not receive information about your academic status or your grades. Additional information on FERPA is contained in the Student Manual.
Advisers treat their relationships with students as private and do not discuss personal or academic matters outside the office. When a student or parent completes a FERPA Certification and Release Statement, advisers will share grades and information about changes in status or enrollment with parents. Grade reports are sent to the student’s permanent address two to three weeks after the end of the quarter.
If a FERPA statement is completed but parents do not receive grades, the student should contact the Office of the University Registrar. If students are unsure if they completed a FERPA, they can ask at the Advising Reception Desk or call 773-702-8615.
College students with questions or concerns about privacy should contact the Dean of Students in the College at 773-702-8615.
More information for parents, such as how to get access to your student’s grades and how to verify your student’s enrollment for insurance purposes is outlined in the Accessing Information page on the Parents & Family website.
Make an appointment with your adviser at the reception desk (Harper, 2nd Floor) or by calling 773-702-8615. You can reach the Adviser-on Call for urgent issues at this number too.
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Connect to myUChicago to view your Academic History or request an official transcript.
Visit the advisers' desk on the second floor of Harper to request an unofficial transcript.