All student records of Merced College are kept in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Students may request access to academic records which personally identify the student. The student may challenge the accuracy of the record or the appropriateness of its retention. Student consent is needed for the release of records covered by the Act to outside parties (i.e., other schools, prospective employers) except for those agencies entitled to access under the provisions of the Act (i.e., campus officials, federal educational and auditing officers). These provisions apply to records received and used after November 19, 1974.
Copies of the full text of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 are available in the Admissions and Records office. Particular questions with respect to a student’s prerogative under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act should be directed to the Registrar.