While I am enrolled at WCU, how can I allow a third party (parents, spouse, etc.) to tend to business for me, such as picking up a transcript for me, inquiring about my finances, or having general questions that I might wish them to ask for me?
Once you are enrolled at WCU, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA) protects you with privacy of all your records except general directory information. To release information to a third party, you must sign the third party waiver (located in the student portal ) in the presence of a Business Office or Registrar's Office employee, who will also sign the waiver. Then the person(s) you name on the waiver will be allowed to discuss matters with WCU personnel concerning your records. This will cover both financial and academic records.