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At Post, we understand the transition to college can be a big change for your student. That is why we developed the Post University First-Year Experience (FYE) to help students make this move successfully.
Post University has a long history and tradition of protecting student privacy. Additionally, the University is subject to a federal law called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that sets privacy standards for student educational records and requires institutions to publish a compliance statement, including a statement of related institutional policies. The Post University Catalog can answer questions from parents. We have provided answers to many of these questions here:
What records does FERPA cover?
The privacy protection FERPA gives to students is very broad. With limited exceptions, the FERPA regulations give privacy protection to all students’ “education records.” Education records are defined as “those records which contain information directly related to a student and which are maintained by the University or a person acting for the University.” Examples of records entitled to FERPA privacy protection are grade reports, transcripts, and most disciplinary files.
How can I find out my student’s grades?
You should ask your student directly. While communicating with young adults can be a challenge, the college years are a period of growth and maturity. The willingness of students to share information usually grows, especially as they acquire the confidence that comes with assuming greater responsibility for their own lives.
As a parent, I would like to understand financial aid. Do you have resources to help me?
Yes, please search our library of videos. These short videos will answer your questions about financial aid. https://post.financialaidtv.com/
Why do I have limited access to my student’s college records especially when I am paying the bills?
Under FERPA, the access rights that parents and legal guardians had in the elementary and secondary school setting are transferred to students once a student has turned eighteen or is attending any post secondary institution. Parents can be given access to their student’s records if the student authorizes the permission in writing.
Where can I find out more information about FERPA?
The U.S. Department of Education enforces FERPA. The Department maintains a FERPA website (with links to FERPA regulations) at: ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/ferpa/parents.html. In addition, here are links to student “Policies & Procedures” at Post University as well as the pertinent federal law, FERPA, are available here https://post.edu/resources-for-current-students and here https://post.edu/student-services/registrar/ferpa/
Will I be notified if my student is hurt or in danger?
If we learn of an emergency involving one of our students, we will attempt to notify the student’s parents in accordance with specific departmental emergency notification policy and procedures. Hospitals and police may also maintain separate emergency contact information. Similarly, other Post University departments may request and maintain emergency contact information for specific purposes, such as Athletics and University Student Life. Students should update their contact information to facilitate outreach in emergencies.
Will I be notified if my student is placed on academic probation?
No. Information about grades/academic standing is provided directly to students. You can ask your student to keep you informed about academic performance.