FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

These rights include:

(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.

Students should submit to the registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the registrar to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate.

Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate.

If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con-sent.

One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law en-forcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the College discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Alaska Christian College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-5901

* Pursuant to FERPA, Alaska Christian College’s directory information includes:

A. Name

B. All addresses, including College issued email address

C. All telephone numbers

D. Field of study

E. Academic classification

F. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports

G. Weight and height of members of athletic teams

H. Dates of attendance and enrollment status

I. Degrees and awards received

J. Previous schools attended

K. Photograph(s)

L. Audio/Video Recordings

M. Class roster

O. Course schedule

P. Number of hours in current and previous semesters

If you wish that your directory information not be made public, you must make an appointment with the registrar before the last day of late registration to request that your information be withheld. It should be noted that the College’s policy is to not give this information to the general public.

Records Retention Schedule

To view the Alaska Christian College Records Retention Schedule please click on the link below:

Alaska Christian College Records Retention Schedule