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FERPA Policy

Family Education Rights and Privacy Acts (FERPA)

As required under the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Rancho Santiago Community College District will make public without student consent only certain directory information. This information consists of the following:

  • a student's name
  • city of residence
  • major field
  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • weight, height and age if a member of an athletic team
  • dates of attendance
  • degree and awards received and
  • the most recent previous educational institution or agency attended by the student.

A student may request the Admissions and Records Office to withhold this information. Such request must be in writing and submitted every semester.

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: