Yes, FERPA §99.30(d) states that written consent “may include a record and signature in electronic form that (1) identifies and authenticates a particular person as the source of the electronic consent; and (2) indicates such person's approval of the information contained in the electronic consent.” Usernames and passwords satisfy the identification and authentication element in part (1) of this provision.
Articles in this section
- Does FERPA even apply to my high school?
- What's the difference between a FERPA Release and a FERPA Waiver?
- Do I need a signed FERPA Release to send transcripts and recommendations to colleges?
- What are the issues for counselors and teachers if a student does not provide a FERPA Waiver?
- Why is SCOIR’s release and waiver language different than The Common Application’s?
- Who needs to sign the FERPA Release and FERPA Waiver - student, parent or both?
- Is it OK for teachers who are providing letters of recommendation to see students’ GPAs, standard test scores, and/or transcripts without first obtaining a release?
- Does SCOIR’s electronic signature on the FERPA Release and FERPA Waiver constitute a valid signature?