The Appalachian State University campus is currently operating under SPECIAL conditions.
The university remains open, with emergency management protocols activated and operational modifications and precautions in place to support social distancing. In-person instruction has transitioned to a system of alternative course delivery. View the latest information on the App State Coronavirus Information website. Read the latest update posted 4/3/2020 at 2:20 p.m.
Read the Student Affairs Covid-19 Response. Updated March 31, 2020 at 9:20 a.m.
FERPA and Parent Access
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, sometimes known as the Buckley Amendment, mandates that, with the exception of “directory information,” no student data can be released without the written permission of the student. Parent access to information can be granted by the student through an option on the student’s AppalNet account.
For students to grant a FERPA release to their parents, guardians, or spouse to
access their student information, they should log into their AppalNET account, click on the student tab and then click on the Parent Access link. They will need to enter the name of the party to whom they are granting access and create a 6-digit personal identification number (PIN) for this party. There are six different areas of access:
• Academic Records
• Housing Records
• Financial Aid Records
• Student Accounts Records
• Student Conduct Records
• Disability Services Records