FERPA & The Guest Access Portal

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

All students have the right to protect their information. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, or FERPA, is the United States federal law that protects the privacy of student records. University Policy 402 provides detailed information on how UNC Charlotte protects student records.  Under FERPA, privacy rights transfer from the parents to the student once they turn 18 years old or enter a postsecondary institution at any age. Both current and former UNC Charlotte students are covered by these rights.

The Guest Access Portal

The Guest Access Portal allows students to grant a guest, such as a parent or spouse, access to view their education records in Banner Self Service. 

  • Only students may grant access to their education records to a specified parent and/or guest using the UNC Charlotte Guest Access Portal.  Students: How to grant access
  • Guest users, who have been authorized by the student, have the opportunity to connect to a student's education records and view items such as class schedule, mid-term and final grades, unofficial academic transcript, financial aid, and student account activity
  • When a student adds a guest through the Guest Access Portal, the guest will receive an email message with the subject line “UNC Charlotte Guest Access—New Account (Action Required).”  Parents/Guests: How to view your student's records