Privacy of Student Records
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Notification of FERPA to students is done annually during the fall semester. Students are provided with a copy of the annual notification to review and sign. This document is forwarded to the students via their Touro University assigned email account and is also available in the “Forms” section of the Registrar’s website labeled Annual Family Educational Rights Privacy Act notice.
Students have the right to review their educational records. Students who wish to review their educational records must submit the request in writing to the Registrar. Students must review educational records in the presence of the Registrar or Assistant to the Registrar. Students who request to review their academic record will be notified within 5 to 7 business days of an appointment date, place and time to review their academic record. The office of the Registrar will comply within 45 days of the request.
Touro University may exclude from the review certain confidential letters and or letters of recommendations under U.S.C. 1232g(a)(1)(C)
Students wishing to amend their records must submit a written appeal to the Registrar and Dean of Student Service for review. There are three reasons in which a record may be amended.
- Incorrect information
- Misleading information
- Violation of the Privacy act
A written request to amend a record must be submitted to the Registrar with a detailed explanation of what information the student is requesting to amend and why. The request will be reviewed within 14 business days by the Registrar. This information is located on our FERPA disclosure page
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