Consent Forms for Release of Student Information

Disclosure of a student's confidential education records requires prior written consent of the student (unless disclosure is permitted under certain exceptions to FERPA set forth in Section 99.31 of the FERPA Regulations). A student's written consent may be obtained by using the applicable form below.

New, for classroom recordings:

Guest Access Portal - Students can also give their parents or other guests online view access to certain education records through the Guest Access Portal.  More information about that service is available at

Online Student FERPA Consent Form for Access to Education Records - Use this electronically-submitted form: 

  1. if you are a department or unit on campus other than a "University Official with legitimate educational interest" requesting disclosure of a student's education records, or
  2. if you are a student requesting disclosure of your own education records to a third party.

(If you prefer not to submit the form online, download and fill out .pdf version here: Student Consent Form for Access to Education Records)

Consent for Letters of Recommendation/Evaluation - In order to submit recommendations or evaluations in accordance with FERPA regulations, school officials must request that students submit this authorization/waiver or its equivalent prior to providing FERPA-protected student information to third parties.

Verification Letter - Use this form for verification when a third party has requested education records, and it is not clear that the student has consented to such disclosure in writing. Fill in the blanks on this sample letter then send to student. Do not release a student's records to the requesting party until he/she responds to this letter.