Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply to the University of Wyoming

Global Resource Navigation

Give to UW
Download UW Viewbook
Visit Campus


Office of the Registrar

FERPA Scenario Q&A

Question:  A student in the College of Business has applied for a part-time job in your spouse's accounting firm.  Does a legitimate educational interest exist that would allow you to access the student's educational records to verify his academic standing and disclose it to your spouse's firm?

Answer:  No. The University may disclose information from education records to school officials with a legitimate educational interest. Your spouse's accounting firm is not a school official and has no legitimate educational interest. The student must sign a written consent for release of the information and present it to the Office of the Registrar.

* General Rule: Do not access or release student record information except for the reasons identified in the UW Regulation 8-243.

Back to Scenario Questions

Share This Page:

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Instagram Icon Vimeo Icon Facebook Icon

Accreditation | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Gainful Employment | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Accessibility information icon