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FERPA

Reference Letters

When you ask a faculty member or a mentor to write a letter of reference, or act as a reference in general, talk to them about what will be shared. If the information is a part of your education records, such as grades/GPA, a release should be signed and provided to the person acting as your reference. Staff members should ensure they are releasing information they have first-hand knowledge of, if an official enrollment or grade verification is needed, the student should order an official transcript record from the Registrar’s office. For a copy of the reference release, please see the forms page.