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Lehigh staff and faculty are limited to the kind of information that can be shared with you because of 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 education records. The right to inspect is limited solely to the student.” Your student’s grades, GPAs and other “non-directory” information can only be obtained with your student’s permission. 

Lehigh has developed a portal site 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 your student. Each parent or listed family member will have an individual account. A mailing about the Parent Portal is sent to your home within the first two months of your student’s first semester at Lehigh. Students will be sent information about the Parent Portal to their Lehigh University email address.