Can I talk to my student’s academic advisor, instructor or other school official?
You are always welcome to contact any Dallas College staff or faculty member with questions or concerns. However, Dallas College staff and faculty can only provide limited information to parents due to FERPA privacy requirements.
Even if a student is under the age of 18, as a college student, his or her information cannot be released without the student’s written consent. We understand that this may be a change from the high school environment. The campuses of Dallas College are public higher education institutions and therefore bound by the Texas Public Information Act and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Students can consent to allow their parents or guardians access to their educational information by signing a FERPA consent form.
As your student transitions into the adult world, keeping lines of communication open is important. When you have questions or concerns, please talk to your student about how to best handle those concerns.
For additional information, please see the Dallas College
Privacy and Security Commitment.