Office of the Registrar
A unit of Enrollment Management
Information for Parents
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Additional information is available at the following site: U.S. Department of Education
FERPA allows the disclosure of items considered to be "Directory Information" to parents or other third parties. Directory information is information not generally considered an invasion of privacy if disclosed. University of North Georgia considers the following information to be directory information:
- Student name
- Local and permanent mailing addresses and telephone numbers
- Student’s email address
- Enrollment status (full time or part time; currently enrolled or not)
- Dates of attendance
- Type of degree being pursued; degrees awarded
- Honors and awards received
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
"Directory Information" does not include GPA, grades, country of citizenship, race/ethnicity, gender, schedule, student identification number, or social security number.
Students may request that their directory information be marked 'Confidential'. The directory information then for these students may not be disclosed to parents or any third party. Students may request this non-disclosure by submitting the following form to the Registrar's office.
Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information
Alternately, students may request that portions of their education records be disclosed to a named individual. These individuals may be named by the student in two ways--online in their Banner account and/or via an authorization form.
Students can login to their Banner accounts and select Update Authorization to Release/Discuss Education Records (in the Student menu) to update their information. The students will select an authorization code that must given by the named individual when requesting information regarding a student's record.
Students may also complete and bring an authorization form to the Registrar's Office. These authorization forms are available in the Registrar's Office or from the following site.
Authorization to Release Information to a Third Party