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Student Record Release Authorization

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act states that once a student registers at an institution of higher education (IUP) his/her educational record belongs to him/her.

The law further states that the student has the right to control disclosure of his/her educational record (even to parents). This disclosure may be in the form of a signed, dated transcript request in the Registrar’s Office, or a signed, dated paper waiver, manually maintained by the student’s college.

With a desire to:

  1. Comply with FERPA,
  2. Implement an electronic system of signed waivers, given the size of IUP’s student population, and
  3. Be attentive to the ever-increasing need of parents (and other designated third parties) to have access to a student’s educational record,

IUP has implemented a Student Record Release Authorization, beginning Fall 2009. This is the result of input and work on the part of the A-Deans, Student Operations Group, the Registrar’s Office and Information Technology over the past six months. This real-time, electronic authorization is accessed through URSA, by students, faculty, applicable administrators and employees. Granting third party access to educational records remains the students’ right and utilizing this electronic authorization is entirely up to the student.

Thorough documentation for this authorization can be found on the Registrar’s website, under Student Record Release Authorization. E-mail communiqués are being sent out to all current IUP students, faculty and applicable administrators and employees regarding this electronic Student Record Release Authorization. After you have read this documentation, if you have any questions, contact the Registrar’s Office at registrars-office@iup.edu or 724-357-2217.

  • Registrar’s Office
  • Clark Hall
    1090 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2217
  • Fax: 724-357-4858
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • (Excluding Holidays)