Release of personal Information and FERPA

Information Release Forms

The Registrar’s Office is the central repository for student information releases. If a parent tells you that their student has a release on file please contact the Registrar’s Office at (703) 284-1520; the office will be able to verify for you whether or not this is true. Once you verify that a release is on file you can have the same discussion with the parent that you can have with the student, but you still cannot release grades over the phone or via e-mail. 

The form can be obtained from The Office of the Registrar web page by clicking the following button.    

FERPA Waiver



The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and its amendments are designed to protect the confidentiality of educational records maintained by institutions. FERPA is also designed to give students access to their records to assure accuracy. Read more information on the specifics of FERPA from the Council on Law in Higher Education.


To contact The Office of the Registrar, please email us at or call us at 703-284-1520. Our hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.