Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Release of Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  They have a right to:

  • Inspect and review their education records
  • Have some control over the disclosure of information
  • Seek to amend incorrect education records

In accordance with FERPA, NOCE may release or publish, without the student's prior consent, items in the category of public (directory) information. The NOCCCD Board of Trustees has identified the following as public (directory) information:

  • Degrees and awards received by students, including, honors, scholarships, athletic awards, and Dean's List recognition
  • Student participation in officially recognized activities and sports including weight, height, and high school of graduation of athletic team members
  • Dates of attendance

Students who wish to restrict this information must submit a written request to the Director of Admission and Records, NOCE Registrar's Office at the NOCE Wilshire Center. Requests must be filed within 15 calendar days from the beginning of each term a student is in attendance. For more information, call 714.992.9502.