What is FERPA? What does it mean for me?

FERPA (the Federal Family Education Records Protection Act) protects a student’s educational record and outlines who may access it and how it may be accessed. What this means for you is that if your student is over the age of 18, there are times we’ll need their permission to talk with you. Because we want your student to help manage their WPI journey, we also want them to be part of any conversation WPI faculty and staff have about them with you.

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