Lehigh staff and faculty are limited to the kind of information that can be shared with your parent(s) because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA states, “At the postsecondary level, parents have no inherent rights to inspect their son’s or daughter’s educational records. The right to inspect is limited solely to the student.” Your grades, GPA and other “non-directory” information can only be obtained by a parent with your permission.
Lehigh has developed a student record proxy access specifically for parents and family members aimed to provide parent access to relevant student record information. The accessible information is based upon specific permission granted by the student. Each parent or listed family member will have an individual account. An email will be sent to your student's Lehigh University email address with instructions regarding granting access to individual(s). Students are able to grant parent access to the following areas: Account Receivable, Account Holds, Address, Financial Aid, Schedule, and Transcript.
If a student chooses to grant parent(s)/guardian(s) access to their educational and financial record, they must follow the steps to add an individual to the student record proxy access system. Changes to the access granted can be made at any time. Please remember that a student should never give their own login credentials to another user – parents will be given their own login information in order to utilize the student record proxy access system.