ACCESS to RECORDS
A student has the right to inspect and review his/her academic record. The student has the right to request that the College correct any part of the record that the student believes is inaccurate. If the College does not agree as to the accuracy of the record, the student may request a hearing before the Academic Appeals Committee. If the Committee does not find for the student, the student has a right to place a statement with the record, setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
Generally, MMI requires written permission from a student to release any information from a student's education record, other than Directory Information. However, FERPA does allow the College to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):
- School officials with legitimate educational interest;
- Other schools to which a student is transferring;
- Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
- Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
- Accrediting organizations;
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
- Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
- State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.
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Office of the Registrar
Marion Military Institute
1101 Washington Street
Marion, AL 36756
FAX: (334) 302-1438
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights, however, transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.
In order for us to release a transcript to or discuss a student's account with a parent, the student must authorize us to do so. Release of Information Forms are available to students in the Registrar's Office and must be filled out in person by the student.
Proof of Enrollment:
Parents often need proof of enrollment of their children for insurance or other purposes. Generally, a release signed by your child is not required for us to provide this information to you. Our standard proof of enrollment letter contains only appropriate directory information (including dates of attendance) which may be released unless your child has notified us to restrict the release of directory information. In this case your child must submit a signed release to the Registrar before we can produce the proof of enrollment letter for you.