Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)Once a student begins his/her academic career at Saint Louis University, the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) goes into effect. This means that SLU representatives cannot talk about any part of a student's academic record to anyone other than the student. As academic advisors, unless a student waives his/her FERPA rights, we cannot speak to any parents, guardians, or other individuals about the details of a student's progress in his/her academic program. You can learn more about this law and what it means for students and their parents by visiting the Registrar's FERPA webpage.
Students can choose to waive their FERPA rights, and should take the time to make this decision. While we always encourage students and parents to keep an open line of communication about academic performance and progression, it is possible for students to give parents, guardians, and other individuals access to some or all of their academic information through mySLU Share. By signing up for mySLU Share, students effectively waive the rights allowed by the FERPA law.
For specific instructions on how to sign up for mySLU Share, please visit the Student Authorization page on the Registrar's webpage.