Student Privacy (FERPA)
When enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, as a student at Montgomery College, your education record information is protected by FERPA. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA] of 1974 is a federal law that requires Montgomery College to treat your education records in a legally specified manner.
As a student, under FERPA you have the following rights:
1. The right to inspect and review your own education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.
2. The right to request to amend of your education records if you believe they are inaccurate or misleading.
3. The right to limit the disclosure of personally identifiable information designated by the College as "directory information."
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning an alleged failure by the College 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
600 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
Also check out additional FERPA information for Students, Parents, Employees.