How To: Student Record Release Authorization

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

The law further states that the student has the right to control disclosure of their educational record (even to parents). This disclosure may be in the form of a signed, dated transcript 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 service. This real-time, electronic authorization is accessed through MyIUP, by students, faculty, applicable administrators, and employees. Granting third party access to educational records remains the students' right and using 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. Email 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 or 724-357-2217.