Walden, like all academic institutions in the United States, adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. Please visit the FERPA Release Form page to learn more about what information we release, how to grant others permission to receive your information, and more about FERPA's role in your program.
The university may disclose public, or directory, information at its discretion. Under FERPA, currently enrolled students and alumni have the right to request suppression of designated directory information. To request suppression of directory information, students and alumni can submit a written request to the Customer Care team at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Public (Directory) Information
- Name, address, and telephone number
- E-mail address
- Major field of study
- Enrollment status
- Program start date
- Dates of attendance
- Degrees and awards
- Previous institutions attended
Non-Public (Private) Information
Information other than directory information is not public and may not be released except under certain prescribed conditions.
Non-releasable information includes the following:
- Courses taken
- Test scores
- Advising records
- Educational services received
- Disciplinary actions
- Social Security number