Students & FERPA

The Family Educational Right to Privacy Act was designed to protect the privacy of student education records, establish the right of students to inspect and review their education records and provide guidelines for correcting inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. As a student at LSUA, you should become familiar with your rights under the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act.

Unless otherwise requested, directory information may be shared without consent. To avoid the release of directory information, students may submit a Confidentiality Request Form to the Office of the Registrar. Students who have completed a Confidentiality Request Form must appear in person and provide a picture ID to access educational records or receive university services.

How Do I Share My Academic Information?

Students control access to their grades by ordering official transcripts through their MyLSUA site or by printing a PDF Audit from Degree Navigator.

Release of Student Information to Military Recruiters (Solomon Amendment)

Louisiana State University of Alexandria provides information about students that military recruiters request under the requirements of the Solomon Amendment. Under this federal law, military recruiters may request the following information: Name, current mailing address (as provided by the student) including email address, current telephone number (as provided by the student), age, class level (e.g., freshman, sophomore, etc.), and academic major.

The information may be requested for the immediately previous, current, or future term for all students aged 17 and older who were registered at LSUA for at least one credit in the requested term. Recruiters may request this information each term. Recruiters may not obtain any information that is not in the above list of student recruiting information. For example, they may not request any of the following: Social Security Number or ID Number, place of birth, race/ethnicity/nationality, grades and GPA, grades of low-performing students, religious affiliation, names of students with loans in default, veteran status, or names of students no longer enrolled at LSUA. Institutions that do not comply with the Solomon Amendment risk losing federal funding from the Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Transportation. Institutions such as Perkins Loans, Federal SEOG, or Work-Study funds do not risk losing student-aid financing.

Letters of Recommendation

You may need to request a school official to write a letter of recommendation for you.

This usually would not require your written permission. Still, if the letter includes information that falls within FERPA's definition of educational records, grade point average, class ranking, or grades, your written consent is required to release this information.



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