Unless specifically requested by the student to not disclose the information listed below, WATC may disclose such information at its discretion for any purpose. WATC designates the following student information as public or directory information:
- Dates of attendance
- Major/degree program of study
- Degrees conferred, including dates
- Past and present participation in officially recognized activities
Currently registered students, or any who have previously attended WATC, may inspect their academic records by submitting an official written request to the registrar. Students must schedule an appointment with the registrar to inspect their records.
Students may challenge possible inaccuracies or misleading items in their records during the course of such an inspection — the fairness of a grade may not be challenged under this provision. Students also have the right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education over alleged failures by WATC to comply with FERPA requirements.
Students are notified each year of their rights under FERPA through the catalog and student handbook. Additional information regarding student records and FERPA may be obtained from the registrar.