In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, Vanguard University has established guidelines regarding access to and release of educational records. In short, FERPA allows Vanguard to release “directory information” without consent or knowledge of the students unless the student has notified Vanguard in advance that such information is not to be released. Directory information may include the following: photo, name, address, telephone listing, e-mail address, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.
Families need to be aware that their student’s directory information is not available to them if the student has requested it not be disclosed by requesting “Privacy.” Other information about the student, such as class schedules, grades, and student account balance is not available to families unless the student has signed a written release. Your student can assess their Third Party Access forms here.