2018-19 Student Handbook and Wellness Guide

Student Records (FERPA)

Procedures relating to the establishment, utilization, availability, and retention of student records are in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, the policies of Augusta Technical College, the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia, and the Records Management Office Procedures and Regulations as established by the State of Georgia. Students, alumni, and other former students should contact the Student Records office on all matters relating to their academic records, transfer of credit, withdrawal, graduation, and other governmental or college certificates.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, provides protection for student education records. FERPA rights, however, are not limited to education records relating to the student’s educational performance. Accordingly, Augusta Technical College students have a right to privacy when outside sources inquire about them while they are on campus or engaged in classroom instruction. Augusta Tech officials may disclose that a student is enrolled at the College; however, the officials should not disclose a student’s specific whereabouts or class schedule unless the student gives permission to Augusta Tech officials. Exceptions can be made for public officials who have a subpoena or a court order.