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Authorization To Release Student Information (rev 7/31/08)

Confidentiality of Records

Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, students have the following rights:

The Boston Conservatory reserves the right to refuse students access to the following records:

Disclosure of Directory Information

Furthermore, The Boston Conservatory reserves the right to deny transcripts or copies of records not required to be made available by FERPA for any of the following reasons:

Annual Notification of Rights

Students have the right to request the Conservatory to withhold the disclosure of what is known as "Directory Information". Directory Information as defined by The Boston Conservatory includes:

Disclosure of Education Records

Please consider very carefully the consequences of your actions should you request us not to release this "Directory Information". If you request non-disclosure the Conservatory will not release this data to any third parties. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, Directory Information and other pertinent academic information may be released to the following upon request without the student's consent:

1. Comptroller General & Attorney General (for law enforcement) of the U.S.
2. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the Secretary of Education
3. State and local education authorities
4. School officials within the Conservatory determined by the Conservatory to have legitimate educational interest
(A school official is a person employed by the institution in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research or support staff position; a person or company with whom the Conservatory has contracted (such as an attorney or auditor); a member of the Board of Trustees; a student serving on an official committee (such as the disciplinary or grievance committee) or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate education interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.)
5. Accrediting organizations carrying out their accrediting functions
6. Parents of a student who have established that student's status as a dependant according to Internal Revenue Code of 1954, Section 152 (student is claimed as a dependant on parent's tax return)
7. In compliance with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena, provided that the institution first make a reasonable attempt to notify the student
8. Persons in an emergency if the knowledge of information in fact is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student and others
9. In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for aid; determine the amount of aid; determine the conditions of aid or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid
10. Organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of Educational Agencies or institutions

Student information cannot be released to any third party (for example, your parents) without the permission of said student (except for the above stated parties).