FERPA - Directory & Non-Directory

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FERPA - Directory & Non-Directory

Directory Information

Student record information is confidential and private. In accordance with both federal law (FERPA ) and University policy, the University does not release student record information without prior written consent. The one exception to this is that the University will release "directory information" items without prior student consent. Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Designated directory information at New Jersey City University includes the following:

  1. Name
  2. Telephone number
  3. E-Mail address
  4. Age
  5. Program of study
  6. Date(s) of attendance
  7. Enrollment status
  8. Class status
  9. Date of graduation
  10. Degrees and awards received and when received
  11. Participation in officially recognized activities


Students may request that directory information not be released publicly. In order to withhold directory information, the student must: Complete and sign the Request to Withhold Directory Information Form. The form is available at the Registrar's Office or please click the link below.

Withhold Directory Information:


Requests to withhold directory information are in effect until removed, in writing, by the student.

Non - Directory Information

NJCU considers the following as non-directory information.

  • Academic Records
  • Disciplinary Records (except as provided by laws such as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Public Safety Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act)
  • Financial Aid Records
  • Placement Records
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical Records
  • Test Scores
  • Veteran's Records