When is Consent Not Required?

A list of exceptions for when consent is not required for the access of Education Records.


(This is not an exhaustive list of exceptions)

  • For legitimate educational purposes within the university.
  • To officials at an institution in which the student seeks to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled so long as the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer.
  • To comply with a court order or subpoena.
  • In connection with a health or safety emergency if necessary to protect the student or others.
  • To parents of students who are dependents for income tax purposes.
  • If it is directory information.
  • To parents of a student younger than 21 years of age if the disclosure concerns discipline
    for violation of the campus drug and alcohol policy.

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