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Office of the Registrar

FERPA Scenario Questions

Question: A student's parent calls asking how the student is doing in class.  Can you release this information? Answer

Question: You receive a call from a recruiting firm asking for names and campus addresses of students with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  They say they have good job information for these students.  Can you help these students get jobs by giving out this information? Answer

Question:  A faculty member routinely leaves graded exams and graded coursework in a box outside her office door for students to pick up at their convenience.  Students are identified by their names and W numbers.  Is this practice a violation of FERPA?  Answer

Question: You receive a telephone call from the local police department indicating that the police are trying to determine whether a particular student was in attendance on a specific day.  Because the police are in the middle of an investigation, are you allowed to give them this information?  Answer

Question:  You receive a frantic telephone call from an individual who says that he is a student's father and he must get in touch with her immediately because of a family emergency.  Can you tell him when and where her next class is today?  Answer

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

Question:  A person comes to the College of Arts and Sciences with a letter containing a signature that gives consent to release the student's transcript.  Do you give the transcript to that person?  Answer

Question:  An unauthorized person retrieves personally identifiable information about students from an unattended computer screen.  Does FERPA apply to information stored on a computer database?  Answer

Question:  A student has asked you to write a letter of recommendation for him for graduate school.  This request was taken over the phone.  Should you include the student's grade or GPA in this letter?  Answer

Question:  You hear a faculty member talking about a specific student.  You know the student and her family.  Can you access the student's records to see how she is progressing academically?  Answer


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Office of the Registrar

Department 3964

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5272

Fax: (307) 766-3960

Email: registrar@uwyo.edu

Lane Buchanan, Registrar

Danielle Mahlum, Associate Registrar

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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