The Office of Student Records maintains the official academic record of each student in perpetuity and provides official transcripts to students upon request. Official transcripts are comprised of a student’s entire academic career.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
I. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.
II. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s rights of privacy.
III. The right to provide written consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
IV. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by The University of Maine to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC, 20202-4605
The University of Maine has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of FERPA. Such directory information may be publicly shared by the University unless the student has taken formal action to restrict its release. Directory information includes; name, address, e-mail address, phone number, major and degree, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of student athletes, most recent previous college or university attended, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, enrollment status (full-time or part-time), grade level and date of birth. Students can indicate that their directory information not be released at any time while they are an enrolled student at the University.