Transcripts & Records
Transcripts are available through any Registrar’s office at SUNY Erie. Requests must be made in writing. Official copies are processed within 24 to 48 hours of the request.
If mailing a request, please include your ID or Social Security number as well as the complete name under which you attended, as well as your approximate years of attendance. Official copies are processed at a cost of $5 per transcript, and payment must be made at the time of the request. Checks should be made out to Erie Community College. Student copies are free.
Ways to Request your Transcripts
2. Via Mail or in Person
Complete the paper transcript form and mail or deliver it to the campus you attended. Mailing addresses can be found on the form.
- Currently enrolled students can make a payment via the web by using WebAdvisor and clicking on the Make a Payment toggle.
- If the student wishes to have the transcript held for final grades, check the appropriate line and indicate the semester. These transcripts are usually mailed two weeks after the end of the semester. If grades are to be held for a change of grade, check the appropriate line and indicate the class in which the grade is going to be changed and the current grade.
- If the student wishes the transcript to be held until the graduation is posted, check the appropriate line. Graduations are usually not posted to a transcript until four weeks after the end of the semester.
- If the student wishes the transcript to be sent immediately, check the appropriate line. Please note mid-term grades do not appear on any transcript issued by the college.
Confidentiality of Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of
the day the college receives a request for access.
Students should submit to the registrar, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The college official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the college official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed;
- The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student
believes are inaccurate or misleading.
Students may ask the college to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the college official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedure will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing;
- The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the college has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks and the SUNY system administration who have a legitimate educational interest.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. SUNY Erie Community College considers all employees to be professionally responsible for the promotion of student success as defined by the College’s Mission and may share relevant data to that effect with employees as well as with licensed contractors who support student success initiatives that the college would otherwise undertake.
Upon request, the college discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
Information regarding a student's personal file should be disseminated to third parties only by the office responsible for the collection and maintenance of that information or by the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, Accreditation, and Planning (IRAAP). With the advent of an integrated file system, student information is more readily accessible to faculty and staff. Each individual associated with Erie Community College has a responsibility to be conscious of the rights of students and a need to protect the appropriate office which collects and maintains the information before conveying verbally or in writing information about a student to a third party.
Students may elect to have withheld what is termed Directory Information. The registrars have on file the names of students who have requested that certain information not be released. Individuals may, should they convey information regarding a student to a third party, be in violation of Federal Regulation and a student's right to privacy.
Erie Community College hereby designates the following categories of student information as public or directory information. Such information may be disclosed by the institution for any purpose, at its discretion:
- name, address, telephone number, SUNY Erie email address, picture, student ID number, academic program, date of birth, and SUNY Erie home campus location; and
- previous institution(s) attended, major field of study, awards, honors (includes dean's list) and degree(s) conferred including dates; and
- past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, physical factors (height, weight of athletes).
- Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of any category of information under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. To withhold disclosure, written notification must be received in the campus Registrar's Office by October 1/February 1. Non-disclosure of information will commence immediately thereafter and be effective until September 30 of the following year. Written notification to withhold disclosure must be made each academic year. SUNY Erie assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of categories of directory information by the deadline date indicates individual approval for disclosure.