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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal law that controls the confidentiality of, and access to, student education records. The following statement represents Marquette University's policy relating to student education records.

(Please note that FERPA may contain additional applicable provisions that are not referenced in this Marquette policy.)

Effective Aug. 15, 1996, the university hereby adopts as its policy with respect to the maintenance, inspection, review and disclosure of student education records the following, as far as authorized, permitted or required by FERPA.

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Marquette's FERPA Policy

  1. Definitions
  2. Notification
  3. Procedure to inspect education records; list of academic records and education records
  4. Right of the university to refuse access
  5. Refusal to provide copies
  6. Fees for copies of records
  7. Disclosure of education records
  8. Record of requests for disclosure
  9. Directory information
  10. Correction of education records
  11. Complaint procedure


The Office of the Registrar is the official keeper of academic records including course registrations, grades, transcripts and diplomas.

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