Palo Alto University Directory Information Policy

The Family Educational Rights and privacy Act (FERPA) declares that an institution may release certain information from a student’s educational record without the written consent and defines Directory Information as the following: “Information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.” (1988 Final Regulations)

At Palo Alto University the following is considered Directory Information and may be released to a third party without the student’s written consent:


Directory Information at PAU:

  • Name
  • PAU Email Address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Classification (i.e., sophomore, senior)
  • Major field of study
  • Periods of enrollment
  • Degrees pursued
  • Credit hour load (full-time, part-time, etc.)
  • Degree(s) awarded
  • Date(s) of conferral
  • Honors


If a student wished to have this information withheld, they may fill out the form by clicking the link below pertaining to your program:

  • Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information form:

               Master's Non-Disclosure Form

               PhD Non-Disclosure Form

               PsyD Non-Disclosure Form

               Undergraduate Non-Disclosure Form


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