Implications for Advisors

Academic advisors have a need for access to their advisees’ education records and so may access such documents as their transcripts. Advisors, however, have the same responsibilities as other officers of the University not to release such information to third parties without prior written consent of advisees. This includes advisees’ parents.

Before providing a parent with information about an advisee’s academic record, the student must have given you written release. However, it is often possible to talk with parents without releasing information from the education record. The parent may want to know about general policies or the implications of information the parent has already been given by the student.

The advising file is generally a desk file accessible only to the advisor. Hence it would not be open to access by the advisee.

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