Citrus College student education records are maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 and the California Education Code. Written student consent is required for access and release of information defined as educational records in federal and state law as described in
Citrus College Administrative Procedure 5040.
A student's directory information (as defined in AP 5040) may be released upon request unless admissions and records receives
written notification that a student reserves the right to authorize, on an individual request basis, the access and release of the directory information. Such a notice of restriction will remain in effect until it is countermanded in writing. Additionally, the law provides that a student may request access to the college records which are personally identifiable to that student, and may challenge the accuracy or the appropriateness of retention of information in the college record.
FERPA protections apply to minors enrolled in college courses. This is different from K-12 where the same law provides access to parents/guardians. Neither the parent, family member, nor a representative from the student’s school may inquire about the student, or obtain information on the student's academic performance, enrollment, or attendance without the expressed written consent of the student regardless of the student's age.
A release of student information form is available online. For students enrolled in CCAP/early college courses at local high schools,
FERPA still applies, but Citrus College has data sharing agreements with the local high school and parents/guardians may receive information from that high school.