FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Open House: September 8, 2012

Register online now!

Program Schedule

For bulleted options, please click on the link for more information.

9:00 a.m.   Registration
    Welcome & Program Announcements
9:30 a.m.   Academic Life at Albion College
10:15 a.m.   Campus Tour
11:15 a.m.  

Information Sessions – Please select one:

12:00 p.m.   Lunch
12:45 p.m.   Faculty Reception

At the completion of your day, please stop by the Admission Office to turn in your program evaluation.

Information Session Descriptions

College Financing
This session will explore the many options and opportunities to help meet the costs of going to college. Going beyond the typical financial aid resources, we'll look at many ways students and families pay for college, including tips for searching for scholarships. We'll also explore those financial skills all entering students need to succeed at college.

Ask a Brit Student Panel
What is college really like? Interested in learning more about student life from the perspective of students at Albion College? This session will provide the opportunity for you to speak with current Albion students about all aspects of college life.

Parent Panel
Are you wondering about what your student will be eating in the dining hall? Worried about where they will go to the doctor if they get sick? If you've harbored these questions or others common to parents with students going off to college, this session is for you! You will have a chance to meet the parents of current Albion College students who will talk candidly about their experiences as Albion parents. There will be lots of time for Q&A—so bring your questions with you!

Off-Campus Program Billing

The PDF below was created to help students understand the Off-Campus Program billing statement and due dates. It also contains information regarding tuition rates, financial aid expectations, refund policy, and important contact information. Please contact the Accounting Office at or 517/629-0507 if you have questions concerning your billing statement.

pdfOff-Campus Program Billing Information (PDF)


The procedure for authorizing access into doors with keycard locks follows below.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit student authorization lists for the semester as soon as possible to .  Please note that a signed copy of all student authorizations also needs to be forwarded to the Office of Campus Safety. 

In an effort to make the process of staff and students obtaining access into doors with keycard locks, the e-mail address has been created. Requests to allow access into buildings and rooms and questions or problems with these locks should be to this address. The account is monitored by the Help Desk as well as Facilities staff and Campus Safety, so that the necessary encoding and programming may be completed as efficiently as possible.


The following is the procedure to be utilized by faculty and staff for authorizing students to have card key access to buildings and rooms after hours:

1)  Faculty/staff member e-mails request to authorizing student access after hours. A signed copy of the request must also be sent to Campus Safety.

2)  The authorization must include: name and student number for each student, room/office numbers into which student has access, and duration of authorization.  All authorizations normally expire at the end of each semester.

3)  IT and Facilities staff will complete the necessary data entries for each authorization, normally within five business days.  Due to the volume of requests, this may take longer at the beginning of the semester.  Students may contact Campus Safety to obtain access until the encoding and updating process has been completed.

4)  The requesting faculty or staff member will be sent an e-mail confirmation when the work has been completed.


Only Vice-Presidents or Department Heads may authorize staff members to have access to areas with key card locks. An e-mail detailing the name of the staff member needing access and the buildings and room numbers for which the particular staff member is to have access should be sent to . The request will then be handled as above

More Articles ...