Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), currently enrolled students, former students and alumni may have access to certain educational records directly related to them, as well as an opportunity for a hearing to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate.

Students may waive the right of access to such records. Confidential evaluations and recommendations of students placed in educational records prior to January 1975 remain confidential.

Except for specified school officials and authorized federal officials, no one shall have access to educational records without the written consent of the student concerned.

Parents financial records and related financial information shall not be released to students. Education records of students are released to parents only upon written request by the student or in the case of parents of dependent students with proof of dependency.

Directory Information

Merrimack College, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), may release without the student’s authorization the following directory information:

  • Student’s name.

  • Address.

  • Telephone number.

  • Date and place of birth.

  • Major.

  • Class year.

  • Dates of attendance.

  • Enrollment status.

  • Degrees and awards received (if any).

  • Email address.

  • ID-card picture.

  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams.
  • The most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the students, and other similar information.