Student Services

FERPA and Student Directory Information

Introduction to FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a law which provides privacy of student records at colleges.

At MCTC our “directory information” which is considered public information per FERPA, may be disclosed without a student’s consent. The MCTC student directory information (College Policy 4.11) includes:

  • Student name
  • Dates of attendance
  • Graduation or certification
  • Field of study (major)

Access to MCTC student record information is limited, and students have the right to request no release of information.

The Request to Withhold Directory Information form may be downloaded and submitted to the Records Office T.2200. Your request to not have any release of information stays on your record until you request it be removed.

Requests to access individual MCTC student record information should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar (T2200). The student directory information (College Policy 4.11) that may be released without a student’s signed authorization to release information form is:

  • Student Name
  • Date of attendance
  • Graduation or certification
  • Field of study (major)

Requests for directory information on one student should be made in writing and directed to:

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Attn: Office of the Registrar/Directory Information Request
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-659-6245

Requests to access MCTC registered student body record information should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar (T.2200). The requests will be evaluated, and an estimated cost assessed for a copy of the student body directory. The student directory information (College Policy 4.11) that may be released without a student’s signed consent to release information form is:

  • Student Name
  • Dates of attendance
  • Graduation or certification
  • Field of study (major)

Requests for student body directory information should be made in writing and directed to:

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Attn: Office of the Registrar/Directory Information Request
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-659-6245

Requests to access MCTC student record information should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar (T.2200).

Under the Solomon Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (1996), MCTC must provide access to the following information on students to the United States Military (College Policy 4.11):

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Date and place of birth
  • Level of education
  • Academic major
  • The educational institution in which the student was most recently enrolled

Military requests for directory information should be made in writing and directed to:

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Attn: Office of the Registrar/Directory Information Request
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-659-6245

Students requesting access to a copy of their MCTC student record information should download, complete, and submit a Request for Information form indicating the records they want copied.

Completed student Request for Information forms should be directed to:

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Attn: Office of the Registrar/Directory Information request
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-659-6245

The Authorization to Release Information form can be found here.

The Withhold Directory Information form can be found here.

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