Use of Student Data

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), is a federal law that sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student educational records. Student records are considered confidential and information therein should not be disclosed without written student consent unless the disclosure meets one of the FERPA exceptions. Faculty members proposing to use information obtained from student records (e.g., GPAs, test scores, grades, credit hours) in research should familiarize themselves with FERPA regulations, which govern the disclosure of student record information. The Kennesaw State University Office of the Registrar website is the primary source for current policies.