Important Student Forms
Release of Student Records/Information Form (FERPA Release Form)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a U.S. Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. However, a student can grant the college permission to disclose education record information to a specified person(s) by completing the FERPA Release Form. Forms completed in their entirety must also be notarized by a Notary Public. The notarized, completed can be submitted to either the Registrar’s Office in Administration Building 107, the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success in Student Center 223, or the Associate Dean of Student Life’s Office in Student Center 203. This form must be renewed on a yearly basis if the student wants disclosure permission to remain for any specified party. For more information about FERPA, please click here.
Dean’s Certification Request for Transferring Students
Many colleges require a Dean’s Certification for student’s looking to transfer into their institution. These certifications can also be called a transfer recommendation, a Dean’s Release, a Transfer College Report (found on the Common Application), etc. These certification forms are supplied by the institution you are transferring to and usually request details of your conduct/disciplinary record (if any) and, in some cases, confirmation of your grade point average and class rank (if available). Some schools require them of all applicants; others require them only of those applicants who attest on their application that they were disciplined by their undergraduate institutions; and still others require them only of admitted students. At Westchester Community College the Associate Dean of Student Life completes these forms for students looking to transfer. To request that the Dean complete one of these forms for you, please complete the online Dean’s Certification Request for Transferring Student form by following the link above.
Incident Reporting Forms
Any person may file a report for incidents that include, but are not limited to the following: (1) concerning behavior by an individual; (2) disruptive student behavior in or outside a classroom; (3) sexual violence/sexual misconduct; (4) bias or hate related incidents; (5) academic dishonesty; or (6) other potential violations of the Student Code of Conduct .
Student Conduct Appeal Form
Per Section X of the Student Code of Conduct, an appeal is a process to request the review of the original student conduct outcome. An appeal does not rehear a student conduct case, but rather, determines if the conclusion reached in the original case is valid based on substantiation of: a procedural error, new evidence, or the severity of the sanction. For complete and official information about the appeal process, please refer to the Student Code of Conduct.
Readmission After Disciplinary Suspension Request
Per the Student Code of Conduct, students applying for readmission after being suspended for disciplinary reasons will need to submit their request in writing to the Vice President for Student Access, Involvement and Success. The following form will be used to collect the necessary information the Vice President needs to review.