The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also referred to as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment) limits the information that the University can disclose about an adult student without the student’s permission. Students who are 18 years of age or older are considered legal adults; therefore, faculty and staff members will not, as a general rule, discuss academic progress with parents, guardians, or financial supporters of students without the student’s permission. More information is at the Registrar’s Office Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) resource page.
If a student would like their parents, guardians, family members, or financial supporters to have access to their midterm and final grades, he or she must grant such individuals Guest Access to view their student records information on Banweb, the University's Student Information System. Once a student logs in to Banweb and provides the necessary information to grant Guest Access, the guest will receive an email containing a user name and a link to access Banweb where they will be able to set up a password to view the student’s information.. More information is at Registrar’s Office Guest Access.
A student may grant Guest Access to any or all of the following information:
- Electronic bill notification
- Tuition bill and associated holds
- Ability to pay the bill online
- Student's emergency contact information
- Financial aid awards
- Cost of Attendance
- Unofficial academic transcripts
- Midterm grades
- Term-end grades
- Class schedules and course details
If a student does not grant Guest Access, their parents, guardians, and financial supporters will not be able to access the above information.
Students will be able to register for their classes and have access to their grades online via the BanWeb system.