Access to Student Grades

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law allows students the right to:

  • Review their records.
  • Have their records amended.
  • Privacy of their educational records.

While there are some exceptions, a student's consent is required prior to the disclosure of education records.

Directory information, however, may be disclosed without consent from the student. WCTC defines the following as directory information:

  • Student's name, age and date of birth
  • Address, telephone number(s) and email address(es)
  • WCTC ID number
  • Citizenship
  • Residence status
  • Name, address, telephone of parent/guardian/spouse
  • Dates of attendance and academic/non-academic year in college
  • Enrollment (full- or part-time status) and academic program
  • Most recent educational agency or institution attended
  • Degree status and date conferred
  • Honors and awards received
  • Participation in officially recognized activities

Students have the right to request non-release of directory information. Students must complete a Privacy Request Form. The college will honor this request until the student revokes it in writing with the Rescind Privacy Request Form.

Please consider carefully the consequences of any decision to withhold directory information; requests from prospective colleges and employers will be refused.