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Student's Right to Waiver of Access
The student may waive his/her right of access to confidential academic statements (i.e.,
recommendations) by signing the appropriate waiver form.
The waiver shall be valid only if:
- upon the student request, the names of all persons making confidential
recommendations must be provided;
- such recommendations or statements are used only for the purpose for which
they were specifically intended. The College may not demand such a waiver as a
condition of admission, award of financial aid, or the receipt of any other services
In addition to the circumstances allowed by FERPA, a student may also waive his/her right
to privacy of the academic or student conduct record by signing a Release of Information
form (available in the Office of Student Life) indicating the nature and type of information
to be released and to whom it may be released, or by other forms that may be used in
connection with College athletics or other programs.