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REGISTRAR


My name is Suzann Culpepper and I am the Registrar here at Albany Technical College. My department is responsible for pre-registering students, transcript services, and graduation. Keep in mind that you can only drop and add a class during the first five days of the term. You can change a class, provided there are seats available and the instructor agrees for you to enter the class. When you pre-register for your last class, you will be just two semesters away from graduating. It is important that you apply for graduation especially if you plan to walk in the ceremony. You may request official transcripts from my department by completing the form found on the Albany Technical College website. We are here to help you with your needs, so come and see us in the Kirkland Administration Building.

FERPA: Your Legal Rights as a Student
Albany Technical College will not release information about you, your whereabouts, your grades, or your progress in classes to anyone but you.  Please make sure your parents, family, and friends understand that if they have questions about your records, they must ask you, not the college.

This is a brief summary of your rights under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs release of and access to student education records. These rights include:

  • The right to inspect and review your education record within a reasonable time after the college receives a request for access. If you want to review your record, contact the Office of Registration and Records to make appropriate arrangements.

  • The right to request an amendment of your education record if you believe it is inaccurate or misleading. If you feel there is an error in your record, you should submit a statement to the director of registration and records, clearly identifying the part of the record you want changed and why you believe it is inaccurate or misleading. The director will notify you of his or her decision and advise you regarding appropriate steps if you do not agree with the decision.

  • The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with "legitimate educational interests." A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official has "need to know" information from your education record in order to fulfill his or her official responsibilities. Examples of people who may have access, depending on their official duties, and only within the context of those duties, include college faculty and staff, agents of the institution, students employed by the institution or who serve on official institutional committees, and representatives of agencies under contract with the college.

  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

  • If you would like someone to have access to your records at Albany Technical College, please fully complete this form and return it to the Registrar’s office http://www.albanytech.edu/images/stories/PDFS/Request_for_Release_of_information_form_2-21-2012.doc


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