About the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. With limited exceptions, FERPA requires written consent before personally identifiable information contained in a student's education records may be disclosed.

For more information on FERPA, visit the Registrar's Office.

Authorization to Release Educational Records

Through your myUNT, you can allow a 3rd party (parent, guardian, etc.) access to information from your UNT educational record and allow them to communicate with UNT faculty and staff about your records. You can specify what categories of information that you want shared for each person.

Directions for Authorizing Release of Records to 3rd Party

Log in to your myUNT account at my.unt.edu.

Click on your Profile Tile.


Select 3rd Party Release from the menu on the left side of your screen.

 Third Party Release

If no person has been added or to add an additional person, click Add Person. 

Add Person

Enter the contact information of the person you would like to authorize and enter a passcode. The authorized person will need to provide this passcode to UNT Faculty or Staff in order to access your educational records.


Select each category of information that may be released to the authorized individual. Click Save.

Select category of information

Editing or Removing Authorization to Release Records to 3rd Party

You may edit or remove authorization to release records to a 3rd party at any time.

From the 3rd Party release menu, select the person that you want to edit or remove.

Select Delete Person to remove all authorization or select the check boxes to add/remove specific categories of authorization. Click save.

Third Party Release


Student Guide Authorization to Release Educational Records (FERPA)