Review Process

The Act provides students with the right to inspect and review information contained in their educational records, to challenge the contents of their educational records, to have a hearing if the outcome of the challenge is unsatisfactory, and to submit explanatory statements for inclusion in their files if they feel the decisions of the hearing panel to be unacceptable. The Registrar's Office and the Dean of Students' Office have been designated by the institution to coordinate the inspection and review procedures for student educational records, which include admissions, personnel, academic and financial files, and placement records. Students wishing to review their education records must make written requests to the Registrar or the Dean of Students listing the item or items of interest.  Records covered by the Act will be made available within forty-five days of the request. All documents will be reviewed in the presence of a designated official.  Any document a student may see he/she may have copies of, unless a financial hold exists, the document involves another person, or the student has waived his/her right to access.  These copies would be made at the student's expense at 10 cents a page.