The Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects student privacy. Once a student reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level, the rights to a student's academic record transfer from a parent/guardian to the student.
In general, Amarillo College requires signed student consent to release or discuss information related to a student's record with a third party (e.g. student schedule, student transcript, student transfer credit given, academic standing, etc.).
How to Request Authorized Release of Protected Admission/Registrar Information:
Students unable to print the above release form can instead create their own release statement.
The release statement must include the following pieces of information:
For additional assistance or questions related to the release statement, please call 806-371-5036.
How to Request Authorized Release of Financial Aid, Scholarship, Etc. Information:
If a student would like a third-party to be able to discuss information that is not registrar-related such as financial aid status, the student should contact that specific department to see what information can be released to third parties and what additional paperwork (if any) should be supplied to that party. If you do not know the department's contact information, please view the Amarillo College directory and type the name or department you are attempting to reach in the "Search" field.
Private student information will always be protected. However, the following people/entities are not bound by typical FERPA protocol.