FERPA Release and Waiver Form Settings

Chris Needles Updated by Chris Needles

Use Scoir to collect FERPA release forms and waivers from your students. Follow the steps in this guide to activate FERPA collection features for your school.

NOTE: You must have the Account Administrator role to enable FERPA Release Forms and FERPA Waiver collection.

To begin, click on the Welcome menu at the top right corner of the Scoir app, then select School & Account Settings from the drop-down menu.


IMPORTANT: Your school must have Document Support to use the FERPA Release and Waiver collection options.


Before you proceed, check to make sure that your school has document support enabled by reviewing the Process Applications Materials setting. At the top of the Account Settings page, make sure that Process Application Materials is set to Enabled.


To learn how to activate Application Materials and Document Support, view our Enable Application Material Processing guide.


On the Account Settings page, locate the section labeled FERPA Release & Waiver Forms. This can be found under the Documents heading.

If this section is gray, you do not have the required Document Support settings, shown above.



FERPA Releases

To collect FERPA Releases from students or parents, toggle the switch next to the Collect FERPA Release title.

You can click the Configure Release link to view and edit the FERPA Release language your students will see.

Next, select your FERPA Release option. You can choose to send FERPA releases to any student, regardless of age, or send FERPA releases to a parent when a student is under 18 years old.



FERPA Waivers

To collect FERPA Waivers from students, toggle the switch next to the Collect FERPA Waiver title.

You can click the Configure Waiver link to view and edit the FERPA Waiver language your students will see.


Next, choose when your students should be prompted to sign their FERPA Waiver. Use the drop-down menus to select the class year and month a student will receive their FERPA Waiver prompt.


When these settings are activated, students will see their FERPA Release and Waiver prompts when they sign in to Scoir.

To learn more about using Scoir with FERPA information, view our FERPA video guide.

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