International Student Services
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes certain rights for enrolled students regarding the privacy of their educational record. While parents/guardians/spouses/sponsors and others may have an interest in the student’s record, access to or release of the educational record is only by written student consent. If students have approved public release of their directory information, the information may be released at any time, without written notification to the student. Release of information other than directory information usually requires a written release from the enrolled student except under certain circumstances stipulated in the law. The UW is authorized to release any information from your records needed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
If you would like friends, family members, employers, attorneys, or other entities to communicate with ISS about your academic and/or immigration record, you must complete and submit the Information Release Form to the ISS Office. The release form is valid for one year from the date of the request.