Privacy of Records
The disclosure of student educational records is governed by policies developed by North Dakota State University in compliance with state law and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA).
There are essentially two types of student records, public directory information and nonpublic information. Directory information may be released publicly except in cases where students have specifically requested that the information not be released. Nonpublic information, which includes the academic transcript, is considered confidential and will not be released, other than to authorized personnel or as allowed by law, without the written authorization of the individual.
University policies relative to student records are specified in the FERPA annual notice, the "NDSU Policy Manual" Section 600, and at http://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/policy/600.pdf, and contained in the publication titled "Rights & Responsibilities of Community: A Code of Student Behavior," which may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs, 100 Old Main. Students may restrict the release of directory information no later than the tenth class day of the semester at Registration and Records, 110 Ceres.