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FERPA Tutorial What Is an Educational Record?

As defined by FERPA, an educational record is:

Information about a student that is maintained by the University as part of the educational process.


The following are not considered educational records:

  • Private notes of an individual faculty or staff member (“sole possession” records)
  • Campus police records
  • Medical records
  • Aggregate (statistical) data that contains no personally identifiable information about any student.

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