The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 protects the privacy of a student’s education records by placing limits on who may have access to the records, what information may be shared or disclosed, and how that information may be used.

West Valley College complies with FERPA and has strict policies and procedures in place governing student records. In general, the College does not access a student’s records or disclose information to anyone (including a student’s parents) without the student’s written consent.

For more information on FERPA regulations please contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Services at (408) 741-2020 or Admissions and Records at (408) 741-2002 or visit the federal website.
U.S. Department of Education FERPA website ^
FERPA: Basic Guidelines for Faculty and Staff

last published: 3/21/18