The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through information and formal hearings. School officials may not disclose personally identifiable information from a student’s education record without written permission, unless such a disclosure is permitted by one of the FERPA signed-consent exceptions. Students have a right to file complaints with FERPA concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the act. Questions concerning FERPA should be referred to the Dean of Students.

Student Services maintains a records file for each student, which contains the student’s Application for Admission, assessment profile, high school transcripts and/or GED scores, CWI placement test scores, transcripts from other post-secondary institutions attended, correspondence to and/or from them, and student requests for release of transcript. School officials who have legitimate educational interests are permitted to access all of these files.