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Release of Student Information

I. Directory Information

Directory Information is information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Unless a student requests in writing to the contrary, federal law permits the university to release directory information to the public without the student's consent. Effective July 30, 2014, the following is considered to be directory information at UNC Asheville:

  • Name
  • Mailing and permanent address
  • Major field of study
  • Class (junior, senior, etc.)
  • Enrollment status (full-time, part-time, etc.)
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Dates of attendance at UNC Asheville
  • Degrees and awards received (including Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List as well as scholarships)

Please note: If information is not considered directory information, it cannot be released without the student's written consent except in those circumstances listed below. Students who do not wish their directory information be released outside the university or published in the campus directory must provide written notice to the Office of the Registrar by filing a Directory Restriction form. If a student has a directory restriction placed on their record it restricts all information from being released including in Dean's List, Chancellor's List and graduation publications. A directory restriction remains in effect until the student requests that it be removed in writing.

II. Non-directory Information:

The university does not permit access to, or the release of education records, without proper authorization of the student with the following exceptions: 

  1. to UNC Asheville officials, including faculty, who require such records in the proper performance of their duties;
  2. in connection with the student's application for or receipt of financial aid or Veterans Administration benefits;
  3. to organizations conducting studies for educational and governmental agencies (in which case individual students are neither identified nor identifiable);
  4. to U.S. government agencies as listed in Public Law 93-380;
  5. to parents of a dependent student as defined in the Internal Revenue Code of 1954;
  6. to accrediting agencies;
  7. to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
  8. to appropriate persons in connection with an emergency if the knowledge of such information is necessary to protect the health or safety of a student or any other person; and
  9. to other University of North Carolina system institutions if the student applies or is accepted for transfer to those institutions.

Last edited by webmaster@unca.edu on November 13, 2014

Contact Information

Ramsey 011, CPO 1570
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Office: 828.350.4500
Fax: 828.251.6492
E-mail:  registrar@unca.edu