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FERPA (Privacy Act)

Fill out the Student Information Release Authorization Form

More information about the FERPA Privacy Act


Disclosure of Student Records

Students can inspect, correct, and restrict disclosure of their records. IVC has established student record public information and disclosure rules in accordance with FERPA and other regulations.

Students have three primary rights under FERPA

  1. The right to inspect and review education records within 45 days of the day the institution receives a request for access
  2. The right to seek an amendment to their education records if the students believe them to be inaccurate or misleading
  3. The right to have some control over the disclosure of information from those educational records

Students can manage their privacy settings by submitting a Confidential Flag form in the Admissions and Records forms for students.


Public Information

IVC, in accordance with federal and state laws and college policies, has designated the following categories of personally identifiable information as “public information” which IVC may release and publish without the student’s prior consent:

The Imperial Community College District (ICCD) releases directory information regarding current or former students unless students have specifically requested that directory information be kept confidential.

ICCD designates the following as directory information:

  • Awards
  • Degrees received
  • Participation in official college activities and sports.

Restriction Options

Students who do not wish certain items for the “public information” released and published may indicate this through an email to indicating they would like a confidential flag. To restrict the release and publication of the additional items in the category of “public information,” complete the IVC Student Information Release Authorization form available on the Admissions and Records Webpage.


Inspection of Records

Student records that are the subject of federal and state laws and college policies may be maintained in a variety of offices, including the Admissions and Records Office, Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. Students have the right to inspect their student records in any such office subject to the terms of federal and state laws and college policies.

Inspection of student records maintained by the Admissions and Records Office is by appointment only and must be arranged three working days in advance. Call (760) 355.6101, or inquire at the Registrar’s Office, William J. Thornburg Administration Center (Building 10).


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