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.
College Report/Dean’s Certification Request for Students Transferring to Other Colleges
Students looking to transfer to another college will often be required to submit a College Report from their current institution. These forms are supplied by the institution a student is planning to transfer into. These forms usually request details of a student’s conduct/disciplinary record from the institution they currently attending. In some cases it will also request confirmation of grade point average and other academic information. These forms have many different names, depending on the institution they are coming from. Form names can include, but are not limited to: (a) College Report; (b) Dean’s Certification; (c) Dean’s Release; (d) the Common Application’s Transfer College Report; or (e) Transfer Recommendation. To learn how to request Westchester Community College complete these forms, please click on 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.