Privacy and Release of Student Information

New College of Florida complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), which gives students the right to:

  1. review and inspect their education records
  2. request the amendment of education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading
  3. consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosures without consent
  4. complain to the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by New College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Further information about the College’s policy with respect to the privacy of student records may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. FERPA permits the release of directory information by NCF. Directory information includes a student’s name, dates of attendance and enrollment status, date of graduation, and degrees and honors awarded. In addition, FERPA permits the release of student records to education officials under prescribed circumstances. These include faculty and other NCF staff with legitimate educational interests, and officials of other schools in which the student is enrolled or seeks to enroll.

If a student does not wish for their directory information to be released, the student should notify the Office of the Registrar.

FERPA violations may be reported to the:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.