In looking at student’s records, please remember that much of this is sensitive information that should not be shared, as per FERPA, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Your access is provided for the following purposes:
- Find your advisees’ records for registration and advising purposes
- Assist in advising a student majoring/minoring in your department
- Provide background information for writing a recommendation for a student
- Advise an undeclared student who is considering majoring/minoring in your department/program
Note that some student information can be shared without the express permission of the student. This information is categorized as “directory information”. Bowdoin’s definition of “directory information” can be found in the Code of Community Standards here. If you have any questions on this, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com.