The Student Right to Know Act, and the Campus Security Act, require all colleges and universities participating in federal Student Aid Programs to disclose certain institution information, including graduation rates, campus security policies and campus crime statistics.
Atlanta Technical College is in compliance with Title IV requirements regarding reporting graduation rates. Graduation rates are reported to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) as well as other federally mandated information such as diversity and retention. The links below provide access to this information.
Find out what FERPA is and how the laws change for parents and students when they enter college at the U.S. Department of Education. For more detailed information, see the ATC Catalog. At its discretion, the college may release Directory Information, which shall include:
Students may have all Directory Information withheld by notifying the Enrollment Service in writing by the census date of each semester (12th class day for long semesters and 4th class day for summer semesters). Requests for non-disclosure will be honored by the institution until the student notifies the Enrollment Service in writing that Directory Information may be released.
All other information may not be released without written consent of the student. Grades, social security numbers, student identification numbers, ethnic backgrounds and student schedules may not be released to anyone other than the student. This information will not be released over the phone to anyone.
Federal regulations require colleges to disclose information regarding their occupational programs that require a state licensure to be employed, and the status of the program for meeting an individual state’s licensure requirements. To determine if a program meets state licensure requirements, locate the program of choice, and view the status that program has for the state you are located. If the state you are located in does not appear in the meets program licensure requirements field, then we cannot guarantee the program of study will be able to lead you to a state occupational licensure in your state.
Q: What rights do parents have to their children’s educational records?
A: Even if the parent(s) pay for their student’s education, regardless of age, the rights transfer to the student when they begin post-secondary education. This means that in the absence of special authorization, even the parents of the precocious 17 year old who is here as a new freshman may not automatically have access to their student’s records.
Q: Are there special steps that permit parents to have access?
A: Yes, the Disclosure to Parents of Dependent Students form.