Family members up until this point you have had the right to access all of your student’s school records and communicate with school personal to ensure your student maintains satisfactory academic achievement and appropriate conduct. Now that your student in entering a post-secondary institution, those rights have now been transferred to the student. UAB understands your desire as a family member to continue “stay in the loop” with what’s going on with your student while they are in college. Although the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits the University from divulging student information to anyone other than the student, family members can still gain access to vital information through the Parent/Guest Access.

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Through the Parent/Guest Access, your student can grant up to five individuals access to their UAB records.This access will grant you permission to view what is considered Non-Directory Information. This information includes:

  • Student’s ID Picture
  • Current Class Schedule
  • Courses Taken
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Final Semester Grades
  • View Current Charges (can also make payments towards student’s account)
  • View Estimated Charges for Upcoming Term
  • Financial Aid Awards

To gain Parent/Guest Access have your student log into and select the Links/Forms tab. Under the Links column, click Parent/Guest Authorization Agreement. The student will enter your email address then create your unique password to grant you access. If a family member wishes to have access to other records such as medical, certain disciplinary actions, etc.,individual departments would need to be contacted by the student to determine if access can be granted. Parent/Guest Access must be renewed annually by the student.