Student Records Policy for Texas A&M University
FERPA Notice to Students
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 —
Official Notice to Students
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended (FERPA), the following directory information
may be made public unless the student desires to withhold any or all of this information:
|Directory Information Items|
|Universal Identification Number (UIN) - effective January 2012|
|Local Telephone Number|
|Permanent Telephone Number|
|Dates of Attendance|
|Program of Study|
|Previous Educational Agencies/Institutions Attended|
|Degrees, Honors, and Awards Received|
|Participation in Officially Recognized Activities and Sports|
|Medical Residence Location (Health Science Center students)|
|Medical Residence Specialization (Health Science Center students)|
students wishing to withhold any or all directory information items may do so by going to https://howdy.tamu.edu
and following the steps below:
- Select the "My Information" icon
- From the toolbar drop-down, select "Personal Information"
- Select "Directory Holds"
Once information has been published in a printed publication, it cannot be removed from that publication.
Only currently enrolled students are eligible to restrict directory information. Once a student has left the university, they can no longer set restrictions on directory information at the university. If a student restricts his/her directory information and leaves the university, the restriction continues until the student removes it.
Texas A&M University and the Office of the Registrar will exercise discretion in the release of all directory information.