The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as FERPA, is a federal policy related to the privacy of your student records. By federal law, Nicolet is NOT allowed to release information from your student file, without your specific written consent. This federal policy applies to all students at Nicolet, regardless of the student's age. If you want or need any protected information released to a third party (a parent, an employer, another agency, another school, etc.), you must sign the Release of Information Authorization form.

Some information, known as directory information, CAN be released.

The College has defined Directory Information as the following:

  • Student name
  • Enrollment Status and credit load
  • Date of Birth
  • Major Field of Study
  • Classification and year
  • Dates of Enrollment
  • Expected Graduation Date
  • Types of degrees/diplomas/certificates and date granted
  • Academic Honors/awards received and date granted
  • Photos/videos of students for use in the College press release, publications and web sites
  • Nicolet College assigned student email addresses

If you want to RESTRICT the release of this directory information, you must sign the Request to Restrict Disclosure of Directory Information form.

See Administrative Policy 2.02 Privacy of Records – Release of Written Information for more detailed information.