Under FERPA, once a student reaches the
age of 18 or enters college, the rights previously held by the parents transfer
exclusively to the student. The payment of a student's tuition by the parent
does not, by itself, give the parent the right of access to a student's record.
Ordinarily, parents of GSU students
obtain information about their children's records directly from their children.
The university is not required to release information to the parents of a student.
The Office of the Registrar may disclose
information to parents with the student's
written consent. This would entail completing a form authorizing the
Office of the Registrar to disclose copies of scholastic and other records to his or