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FERPAFamily Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Confidentiality Statement

College of The Albemarle (COA) recognizes the importance of exercising responsibility in the maintenance and security of all student records. To protect student privacy rights and conform to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), COA has established the Student Records Policy. Notice of this policy and of students’ rights under FERPA is provided annually.

Annual FERPA Notification

Student Rights According to FERPA

  • Right of inspection of records.
  • Right to challenge records believed to be inaccurate.
  • Right to consent for disclosure of personally identifiable records (with exceptions).
  • Right to file complaints of alleged violations of the aforementioned rights.

Directory Information

COA releases the following directory information: name, address, phone number, date and place of birth, program of study, participation in officially recognized activities, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, and graduation honors.

If you don’t wish to have any or all directory information made public, please provide the Office of the Registrar with a signed and dated written notice (within the first three days of each semester) specifying the information you wish not to be released.

FERPA Release Form


  • Dance, Andrea

  • Registrar

  • Elizabeth City Campus: AE 119

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2252