USC Price School of Public Policy

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

The University of Southern California maintains the privacy of student educational records and allows students the right to inspect their education records as stated in the university’s Student Education Records policy, consistent with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). General guidelines may be found at the USC Office of Academic Records and Registrar . The entire text of the university’s policy is located in the Office of the General Counsel and in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (STU 201).

Students wishing to review or seeking to amend their educational records should submit a written request to the university office in which the record is maintained.

At the discretion of university officials, USC may release certain information classified as directory information unless the student requests that such information not be released. A complete listing of directory information is published in SCampus in the Student Education Records section.

Request to Restrict Release of Directory Information
Students wishing to restrict release of directory information may do so by completing the appropriate form provided by the Registrar’s Office (SAS Lobby). Such requests remain in effect for the academic year. Students wishing to have their information withheld from the online USC Student Directory should contact the Registrar’s Office (SAS 104).

For additional information, go to the Academic Policies section of the USC Catalogue.