Transcripts and FERPA Regulation

Requesting Official Transcripts and FERPA Guidelines


An official transcript of a student's academic record may be obtained by submission of a written request to the Registrar's Office, provided the student has made satisfactory arrangements with the Business and Financial Aid Offices with respect to financial obligations. Transcripts are not released unless the student grants permission through a signed statement.

The first official transcript is issued without charge; a $2 charge is incurred for each transcript thereafter.

Access to Educational Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)  extends to all former and presently enrolled students at John Brown University the right of access to certain educational records maintained by the institution. Student rights include (a) inspection and review, (b) explanation or interpretation of contents, (c) duplication of the record at a standard fee, and (d) a formal hearing, if necessary, to challenge the contents of any such record.