Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that Eastern International College, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally, identifiable information from your education records. FERPA rights belong to students who attend post-secondary institutions in person, through correspondence, or through electronic “distance learning”. They are:
- The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the date the College receives a request for access.
- The right to request the amendment of a student’s education record that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading.
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
- The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The College reserves the right to make public, without the student’s consent, “directory information,” in particular, the student’s name, address, age, sex, dates of registration, major, and degree. Students who wish not to have directory information released must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing each year.
Rights and Responsibilities
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Before applying to Eastern International College, students have the right to receive accurate and comprehensive information about the College, including that which is related to admissions, financial aid, student services, academic policies, etc.
Before applying to Eastern International College, students have the responsibility to research various academic institutions and understand said institutions’ individual programs, practices, and policies, including those of Eastern International College.
While enrolled in Eastern International College, students have the right to freedom from harassment and discrimination, freedom of expression, accurate grading and evaluation, confidentiality with regard to student records, and access to facilities allotted for student use.
While enrolled in Eastern International College, students have the responsibility to treat staff, faculty, and fellow classmates with respect, put forth effort in their program of study, and bring questions and concerns to the attention of the administration.
College Rights and Responsibilities
During the admissions process, Eastern International College has the right to offer admission to students who present as having the potential to succeed based on their previous academic history, placement test scores, interview and essay, as well as deny admission to students who do not present as having the potential to succeed in the College.
During the admissions process, Eastern International College has the responsibility to fully educate the student on information about the College, including that which is related to admissions, financial aid, student services, academic policies, etc.
While students are enrolled in Eastern International College, the College has the right to set standards of acceptable behavior for all members of the community, dismiss students whose poor academic performance and/or whose presence on campus misaligns with policies set forth in the catalog, as well as add or adjust policies and programs that reflect the College’s institutional mission.
While students are enrolled in Eastern International College, the College has the responsibility to establish fair policies and relevant programs, hire faculty and staff who are committed to furthering the College’s institutional mission, and communicate with students regarding additions or adjustments made to policies and programs.
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