If you are a student whose enrollment, attendance, and/or degree record has been reported to the National Student Clearinghouse, you may be concerned about the security, privacy, and accuracy of your information. We'd like to assure you that the Clearinghouse takes its commitment to student privacy very seriously.
The Clearinghouse has maintained the confidentiality and privacy of records covering more than 100 million students since our beginning in 1993. We are scrupulous in our concern for student privacy and compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects students' privacy rights in their education records.
Only directory information that verifies an individual's degrees and academic credentials is released. Information is confirmed to requestors exactly as it is received from the school, without additions or changes. We do not confirm addresses or the accuracy of Social Security numbers provided by requestors. We also do not sell or rent student lists.
Requestors are required to certify that the student has given permission for his or her academic information to be released. In addition, requestors agree not to re-release degree data to third parties (unless the requestor is a background screening firm releasing data to their employer client).