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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) http://www.usm.edu/registrar/ferpa provides procedures for the appropriate consent for the release of academic information. This form is applicable to students who are at least 18 years old who wish to have academic information released via the “Ask an Advisor” e-mail process. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you may be asking The University of Southern Mississippi to release confidential academic information via the “Ask an Advisor” e-mail process.
BY submitting this request, you acknowledge that you may be asked to complete a release form prior to receiving an answer to your question. This form can be found at http://www.usm.edu/registrar/forms and must be completed and returned to the Registrar Office prior to the discussion of any confidential information. This “Consent to the Release of Academic Information via Ask an Advisor e-mail” can be revoked in writing at any time by sending such authorization to The University of Southern Mississippi, Office of the University Registrar, 118 College Drive #5006, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001. I also acknowledge and agree that any disclosure of records and/or information made prior to my written revocation shall not constitute a violation of my right to privacy under federal and state law.