Granting Student Record Access to Others

(Online FERPA Release to a Proxy)

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents do not have access to their student's collegiate educational record unless the student provides consent. In an effort to meet the needs of WSU students and parents, and to encourage students to safeguard their myWSU username and password, the Office of the Registrar is pleased to offer an online process for students to authorize access.

Students wanting to release non-directory information to parents, employers, or other specified individuals, referred to as proxies, may do so online by logging into the secure myWSU portal at:

Students can choose to authorize different levels of view access to one or multiple third-party individuals (proxies). Options include view access to their grades, schedule of classes, financial aid information, and more. The student can also authorize WSU to discuss these items with the proxy. The student is in control of who has access, what they can see, what they can discuss with WSU, and for how long they have this access. The default for proxy access is six years as long as the student remains active for that duration. Proxy access will be ended whenever a student’s record is inactivated either due to graduation or non-attendance within the past two years. See below for more information on the authorizations available and what information each contains. 

Once the setup is complete, the proxy will receive email instructions on how to access a separate, secure online portal. This portal requires a log in to view the information pages to which the student has granted them access. Once the setup is complete, the parent or other defined proxy will be able to view, but not change, the information on the authorized pages.

Student Instructions: How to Set Up a Proxy

Proxy Instructions: How to Access Authorized Student Information

Log into WSU's Proxy Access System