Access to Student Records
Central College offers parents access to student records through a parent portal. Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, parents must be given access to the portal by their student.
Students may choose to grant proxy access to parents or guardians using the “View/Add Proxy Access” menu in their Self-Service accounts. A student may also choose to deny access.
How Does a Student Grant Access to a Parent or Guest?
Students log-in to their student portal at my.central.edu and grant access through the “View/Add Proxy Access” menu in Self-Service, located by clicking on their username. When a student has granted proxy access, the proxy will receive a confirmation email that contains instructions for viewing the information.
Students can use our proxy access guide to set up permissions for the parent portal.
Can a Parent or Guest Request Access to the Portal?
Authorization must come directly from the student due to the student’s rights under FERPA. You may send a request for access to your student at any time. Please discuss your request with your student prior to requesting access.
What if My Student Doesn’t Give Me Access or Revokes My Access?
Your student has full control of the information you are allowed access to in the parent portal. At any time, your student may change your permissions, including revoking access to their information completely. If you have questions regarding your account access, please address them to your student.
I Have Access to the Parent Portal, Now What?
Parents can use our quick start guide to get started using the parent portal.
What Type of Information Is Available to Someone Who Has Been Granted Access?
The student determines if they want to share academic and/or financial information. All information is view-only except for the option to make a payment. Having access also gives Central College the option to discuss non-directory information at the discretion of the institution.
Designated individuals will not be able to request an official transcript, register for classes, make schedule changes or view in-progress information for daily homework, quizzes or exams.