Key Definitions


Any individual who attends or has attended Azusa Pacific University. The term does not apply to applicants for admission, nor does it apply to persons who have been admitted but who have not registered.

Education Record

Any record(s) directly related to a student and maintained by Azusa Pacific University or by a party acting for the university. Some exceptions apply. For more information, see the Privacy of Education Records Policy (PDF).

Directory Information

Information that may be released to the public at the university’s discretion, unless the student indicates otherwise, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. However, it is the general policy of the university to not release directory information regarding its student unless, in the judgment of the appropriate record custodian or other officials with record access, such release either serves a legitimate educational purpose or is not adverse to the interests and privacy of the student. The student, however, may request that certain categories of directory information not be released to the public without his/her written consent. Such requests shall be submitted in accordance with the student records policy of the university. As a matter of California law, a student’s address and course schedule may not be disclosed as “directory information.”

Azusa Pacific University has designated the following categories as directory information, which may, at the university’s discretion, be released to the public without consent of the student:

  • Name of Student
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers (local and permanent)
  • Photographs
  • Dates of registered attendance
  • Enrollment status (e.g., full time or part time)
  • School or division of enrollment
  • Major field of study
  • Nature and dates of degrees and awards received
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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