Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Office of the Registrar


What is the law?

The "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act" (referred to as FERPA and sometimes called the Buckley Amendment) was passed by Congress in 1974. FERPA and its regulations establish the following rights for students:

  • To inspect and review their educational records;
  • To challenge the content and request an amendment to their education records;
  • To request that the College not disclose directory information;
  • To file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education when an educational institution violates the Act.
  • To receive an annual notification of these rights.


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