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FERPA Tutorial

FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that governs how we protect and disclose student educational records. As a recipient of federal funding, Penn State is obligated to comply with FERPA.

To assist University faculty and staff in understanding FERPA and its impact on their professional responsibilities, the Office of the University Registrar has developed an online tutorial in ANGEL.

To access the tutorial, please go to the ANGEL website and log in with your Penn State access account and password.

  1. On the My Profile page, in the My Groups section, select "Find a Group."
  2. On the Group Search page, in the Keyword Search box, enter "FERPA," select the Search button.
  3. Select "FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act."
  4. Select each module in sequence.
  5. After reading through all of the modules, select "FERPA Quiz" to test your knowledge on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.