Account access for parents, also known as Guest Access, allows Michigan Tech students to grant individuals access to the students' confidential records. The Registrar's Office at Michigan Tech recognizes that parents, guardians, spouses, and others are important to students. Thus, we provide the opportunity for these important individuals to guide, encourage, and be involved in students' academic careers.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is a federal law, protects the privacy of students over the age of 18 or enrolled at a postsecondary institution such as Michigan Technological University. Students have the right to choose those to whom they give access to their confidential records. To learn more about FERPA, you may visit our FERPA information online.
By using Guest Access, the student may grant access to any or all of the following information:
- Electronic bill notification
- Tuition bill and associated holds
- Student's emergency contacts
- Financial aid awards
- Unofficial academic transcripts
- Midterm grades (for first-year students only)
- Term end grades
- Class schedules and course details
How to Grant Guest Access
For a student to grant guest access, they must first log in to BanWeb. They will then identify the guest by name and email address and select the information that they would like to make available to the guest. The guest is sent an email containing their user name and a link to BanWeb to access and set up a password to view their student's information. Once this step is completed, the student is notified and guest access is granted. In addition to this process, students have the alternative of granting verbal access to individuals without access to the Internet.
Please contact the Registrar's Office with any additional questions you may have.