and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.
If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student,
the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student
of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Ad-ditional
information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to
the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information
contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA
authorizes disclosure without consent.
The University of South Carolina will disclose information from a student’s
education records only with the written consent of the student, except:
(a) To school officials with legitimate educational interests;
• A school official is a person employed by the University in an
administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support
staff position; a person or company with whom the University has
contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a
person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an
official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or
assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
• A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official
needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her
(b) To officials of other institutions in which the student seeks or intends
to enroll provided that the student has previously requested a release of
(c) To authorized representatives of the U.S. Department of Education, the
Comptroller General of the United States, state educational authorities,
organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the University, and
(d) In connection with a student’s application for, and receipt of, financial aid;
(e) To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
(f) To parents of dependent students as defined by the Internal Revenue
Code, Section 152;
(g) To appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency; or
(h) To the alleged victim of any crime or violence of the results of any
disciplinary proceedings conducted by the University.
The University of South Carolina has designated the following items as
directory information: a student’s name, electronic mail address, local
and permanent mailing addresses and telephone numbers, semesters of
attendance, enrollment status (full- or part-time), date of admission, date
of graduation, school, majors and areas of concentration, whether or not
currently enrolled, classification (freshman, etc.), type of degree being
pursued, degrees, honors, and awards received (including scholarships and
fellowships), weight and height of members of athletic teams, and whether
the student has participated in officially recognized activities and sports
sponsored by the University.
The University may disclose any of these items without prior written consent,
unless the student has submitted a written request to the Office of the
Registrar not to release directory information pertaining to them. Requests
will be processed within 24 hours after receipt. Directory information will
be withheld from student directories and telephone books only if notifica-tion
is received prior to the publication of these documents. The electronic
directory is updated each weekend; requests for non-disclosure will be
honored with the next update after the request is processed by the staff of
the Office of the Registrar.
(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education
concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the require-ments
The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy
Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Av-enue,
SW, Washington DC 20202-4605. Questions concerning this law and
the University’s procedures concerning release of academic information
may be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 864-503-5220.
STATE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
The University of South Carolina Upstate assesses tuition and fees upon
the basis of state residency. The rules regarding the establishment of legal
residency for tuition and fee purposes for institutions of higher education
are governed by the South Carolina Code of Laws. A copy of this law in its
entirety is available from the Office of Admissions.
The initial resident status determination is made at the time of admission and
prevails until such time that a student establishes a proper claim to residency
as defined by the laws of South Carolina. Any student who is discovered
to have been improperly classified as a South Carolina resident will be
reclassified as a non-resident and will be required to pay differences in fees.
Persons having questions about residency are encouraged to secure a
Residency Application Package from the Office of Admissions. Appoint-ments
with the director of admissions to discuss residency requirements
are also encouraged.
CAST CHILD ADVOCACY
EDEC EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EDEL ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
EDFO FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
EDIT INSTRUCTION & TEACHER EDUCATION
EDLC LITERACY EDUCATION
EDLD LEARNING DISABILITIES
EDPS PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
EDPY EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
EDRM RESEARCH AND MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION
EDVI VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
ENSL SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS
HIMS HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
INFO INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS
MSBA *BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Graduate Programs 253
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