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Student Records

Access to Records

University policy grants students access to their education records under conditions which conform to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended and regulated by the appropriate federal guidelines.

Directory information may be published or released by the university unless a student informs the Registrar’s Office in writing that any or all items should not be released without the student’s prior consent. Directory information is defined to include such items as a student’s name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height (of members of athletic teams), dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the previous educational institution attended by the student. Any current or former student who does not have financial holds may request a Central Michigan University transcript.

Official student records are maintained on the campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Permanent records or transcripts are maintained on all individuals who earn credit at Central Michigan University. These permanent records are maintained by the Registrar of Central Michigan University.

Records of applications and correspondence regarding admission, academic transcripts from other institutions, transfer credit, prior learning, graduation, and other academic issues are maintained on CMU’s main campus. See admissions section for information on inactive and no-show students.

Student Records - Global Campus

A separate university policy, titled “Policies and Procedures Concerning the Custody of Student Educational Records,” explains in detail the procedures to be used by Central Michigan University for compliance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Copies of the policy are available in the program center office.

California: In compliance with California’s Reform Act, Central Michigan University’s Camp Pendleton office will maintain records for a minimum period of five years. These records include written records and transcripts used in the admission decision process, financial aid, registration information, final grade lists, and copies of the CMU transcripts.