Release of Educational Records

Annual Notification

Students will be notified of their FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) by publication in the schedule of classes each semester and on the NPC website,, in the Student Services section.

Procedure to Inspect Educational Records

  • Students may inspect and review their educational records upon request to the appropriate record custodian.
  • Students should submit to the record custodian or appropriate college staff person a written request which identifies as precisely as possible the record or records he or she wishes to inspect.
  • The record custodian or an appropriate college staff person will make the needed arrangements for access as promptly as possible and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Access must be given within 45 days or less from the date of receipt of the request.
  • When a record contains information about more than one student, the student may inspect and review only the records that relate to him or her.

Limitation on Right of Access

Northland Pioneer College reserves the right to refuse to permit a student to inspect the following records:

  1. The financial statement of the student’s parents.
  2. Letters and statements of recommendation for which the student has waived his or her right of access, or which were maintained before Jan. 1, 1975.
  3. Records connected with an application to attend Northland Pioneer College or a component unit of Northland Pioneer College if that application was denied.
  4. Those records which are excluded from the FERPA definition of educational records.