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Limitations on a Student's Right to Inspect and Review Education Records

Consistent with FERPA and its implementing regulations, the right of a Student to inspect and review Education Records is limited as follows:

  • When a record contains information about more than one Student, the Student requesting access may inspect and review only the records which relate to him or her.
  • A Student is not entitled to review and inspect financial records of the Student's Parents. 
  • A Student is not entitled to review and inspect confidential letters and statements of recommendation for which the student has waived, in a signed document, his or her right of access, or which were placed in the Student's Education Records before January 1, 1975.  If the Student has waived his or right of access and subsequently requests such access, the University shall, upon request, give the Student the names of the individuals who provided the letters or statements of recommendation and shall use the letters or statements only for the purpose for which they were intended.
  • A Student is not entitled to review and inspect records connected with an application to attend the University of Richmond or a component unit of the University of Richmond if that application was denied or the student never attended the University.

A Student is not entitled to review and inspect any record that does not meet the definition of an Education Record.