Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Chestnut Hill College will not release a student's educational records without the written consent of the student except to authorities within and outside of the college, in accordance with the law.

 
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are...

  • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to authorities within and outside the college, in accordance with the law.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Chestnut Hill College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

To waive your FERPA rights and allow access to your academic information, please complete the FERPA Waiver form and submit to the Office of the Registrar.

 

A .PDF version of the of the College's policy governing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act can be found by  clicking here.

 

Release of "Directory Information"

Chestnut Hill College hereby designates the following information as public or "Directory Information."  Such information may be disclosed without a student's previous consent by the institution for any purpose, at its discretion.

Name
Address (local, permanent, and email)
Telephone number (local and permanent)
Date and place of birth
Program concentration(s) and minor(s)
Student activities, including athletics
Dates of Attendance, Degrees, and Awards
Date of Graduation
Most recent previous school attended
Academic Awards/Scholarships
Number of credits (full or part-time) for which a student is registered

 

Currently enrolled students have the opportunity to withhold disclosure of all 11 categories above under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Chestnut Hill College will not partially withhold this information, so students are advised to think carefully before withholding disclosure.
 
To withhold disclosures, written notification must be received in the Registrar's Office, Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 prior to the end of the second week each semester/summer session. Chestnut Hill College assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of Directory Information indicates individual approval for disclosures.