You are in control. . .

Directory information can be disclosed without your consent. You have the right to ask that any or all information not be released without your written consent. To invoke this right, complete form invoking confidentiality and return it to the Registrar's Office. This notice will then remain in effect until revoked in writing by you. (Allow normal disclosure)

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA governs and protects students' rights to their individual education records. The primary rights protected under FERPA include the right to:

  • review and inspect their education records;
  • request that incorrect education records be amended or corrected;
  • control disclosure of certain portions of their education records
  • file a complaint with the Department of Education concerning an alleged failure by the institution to comply with FERPA.

As a WMU graduate, please note that FERPA only covers education records that apply to you during your time as a student at WMU. Any achievements, honors, awards, etc. earned after you leave WMU are not covered under FERPA. Also note that if you requested confidentiality while you were a student here, that is in effect until you revoke it. This means we will be unable to confirm a degree or verify your attendance here.

For more information, please see the FERPA section on the student tab.

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