FERPA and Privacy
FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights are transferred to the student when he/she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high-school level.
John Cabot University may not release directory information contained in a student's education records, on the basis of Italian legislative decree n. 196 dated 30 June 2003.
Download the Ferpa Release Form.
As of 1 September 2021, FERPA forms can only be accepted if they are signed in the presence of a member of the staff of the Office of the Registrar, the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, or the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs.
Should a student not be able to do so, the student must participate in a video call (MS Teams, Zoom, Skype, etc.) with someone in one of the positions listed above. During the call, the student will be required to sign the form and to display proof of ID (passport, ID card, JCU ID, etc.). Once this is done, the student must, within an hour of the end of the call, scan or photograph the signed FERPA form and send it the JCU staff member with whom they met.