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NC Community College Transfers – Four Year Degree Plans

Chowan University is a participant in the Independent College Articulation Agreement with the North Carolina Community College System. A student who completes the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a North Carolina Community College institution can continue his or her education at Chowan University, pursuing one of the baccalaureate programs below. To view a four-year degree plan, click here: Four Year Degree Plans

Degree and Enrollment Verification

Chowan University has authorized National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree and enrollment verification. The National Student Clearinghouse may be contacted at:

National Student Clearinghouse, 2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20171 

Webhttp://www.studentclearinghouse.org/

Phone: (703) 742-4200 | Fax: (703) 742-7792

Email: 
service@studentclearinghouse.org
degreeverify@studentclearinghouse.org
enrollmentverify@studentclearinghouse.org

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 helps protect the privacy of student education records. The Act provides eligible students the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records. The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of education records. The Act applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education.

FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the University official to whom the request was submitted does not maintain the records, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

At the postsecondary level, the right to inspect is limited solely to the student. Records may be released to parents only under the following circumstances: through the written consent of the student, in compliance with a subpoena, and by submission of evidence that the parents declare the student as a dependent on their most recent Federal Income Tax form.

2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write to the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the University may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Chowan University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the University may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605

Public Notice Designating Directory Information Chowan University may release without written consent the following items, which have been specified as public or directory information for students who are currently enrolled:

Name, address, e-mail address, telephone listing, major field(s) of study, grade level, enrollment status, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, degree and awards received, most previous educational agency or institution attended, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams.

A current student can request that the University not release any directory information about him/her. This designation must be furnished in writing to the Registrar by the end of the first week of classes in the semester. Requests for nondisclosure will be honored for one academic year. Request to withhold prevents the disclosure of all directory information. Regardless of the effect upon the student, the institution assumes no liability for honoring the student’s instructions that such information be withheld.

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