What's the difference between a FERPA Release and a FERPA Waiver?

Both documents provide clarity with regards to the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in education records and protect the confidentiality of information provided during the college application process. 

The FERPA Release applies to the high school and should be collected and maintained by the high school.

The FERPA Waiver applies to colleges and should be forwarded to colleges along with other application-related documents.

How did we do?

Does SCOIR’s electronic signature on the FERPA Release and FERPA Waiver constitute a valid signature?

What are the issues for counselors and teachers if a student does not provide a FERPA Waiver?

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