Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also called the Buckley Amendment). This act sets privacy standards for student educational records.
Once a student has turned 18 or is "attending any post secondary educational institution," parents can be given access to their child's records only if the student authorizes the permission in writing.
Take your written statement to the Admissions and Records office located in the entrance of the Academic Center building.
No. If you are "attending the college" then your parents can only have access to your records if you give them permission in writing.
If my parents want to buy my books, can they obtain a class schedule so they can make sure they purchase the right books?
Not without obtaining your written consent to release your class schedule to them.
FERPA is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education and the FERPA website is found at