Through the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents have the right to access their children’s education records. When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student.
Parents who wish to access private educational records or act on behalf of their college student must have their student’s written consent.
El Camino students have the right to inspect and review their education records within 45 days after the day the college receives the request.
Students have the right to request amendments to education records they believe to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their privacy rights under FERPA.
Students have the right to provide written consent before El Camino discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from their education records.
El Camino students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Directory information regarding El Camino students is released only upon the registrar’s approval, in Admissions & Records. Students may request that directory information not be released by submitting the FERPA Directory Information & Opt-Out Form.
El Camino’s Office of Admissions & Records (A&R) maintains the following student record information:
To review information regarding these items, contact Admissions & Records.
Additional information maintained in other El Camino offices may include: