The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of student education records. Due to FERPA law, WGU may not give out students’ personal information without their written consent. Before the Field Experience team can begin working on student placement, which may require us to provide education related information about them to a district or school, students need to complete an online form in the Field Experience page called "Student Consent to the Release of Educational Records for Field Experience Placement."
Note: This is a different release specific to Field Experiences. Students will not need to complete a separate form with the WGU Registar's office.
Students are encouraged to contact their Field Placement coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any additional questions about this requirement.