Access to your Student's Education Records
According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), when a student becomes an “eligible student” the right to inspect education records transfer from the parent to the student. An eligible student is defined as a student who has reached 18 years of age or is attending an institution of postsecondary education. This means that when your student begins attending BYU-Idaho, they have discretion as to who may see their education records including course grades and academic standing, even if Mom and Dad are paying the tuition.
FERPA does allow, however, for parents to receive final grade reports for their student if the student was claimed as a dependent on the parent’s most recent tax return forms. Parents desiring to receive their student’s final grades can fill out the Certificate of Dependence form.
Additionally, students may submit the 3rd Party Release Form if they desire to have their parents have access to additional education records on their behalf.
Learn more about the process for parents/guardians to request access to students' grades.
- Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible to earn a degree or certificate
Visit Academic Standards webpage for more information regarding the Academic Standard and Academic Standing.