FERPA

Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act (FERPA)


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs the release of these records (known as education records) maintained by an educational institution, as well as the access to these records.

Learn more about FERPA.

How to Request to View a Copy of a Document from your File at Liberty University:

Protection under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords a student the right to view his or her educational records at Liberty University. The process to do so is as follows:

A student may request to view an item from his or her file by requesting and completing a Request to Review Academic Records Form. You may request the form via email or in-person, from the Office of the Registrar at LUCOM.

The completed form may be:

  • Emailed to LUCOMRegistrar@liberty.edu
  • Mailed to the Registrar’s Office at LUCOM
  • Delivered in-person to the Registrar’s Office at LUCOM, CMHS 3069

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Center for Medical and Health Sciences
Attention: Registrar's Office
306 Liberty View Lane
Lynchburg, VA 24502

FERPA requires that educational agencies and institutions comply with a request within a reasonable period of time, but not more than 45 days after receipt of a request. A copy of the document will normally be provided to the student in the same fashion as it was requested.

There are certain items in which Liberty will not supply a copy without a special exception granted by the Registrar (i.e. transcripts from other institutions). It's expected that if a student needs a copy of a transcript from another institution that they will request it from the institution itself.

Important Notes:

  • An email request from an address other than your Liberty account will be returned to you unfulfilled. It must come from your Liberty account.
     
  • Please be specific as to the document(s) you would like to view when making your request.
     
  • While an individual who knows a student's FERPA PIN may view confidential records within a student's file, copies of documents will not be released to anyone other than the student.