Once your student enters the University of Arkansas he/she will be under a new set of laws that protects the privacy of their records.
It may come as a surprise when family members call the UofA and ﬁnd they cannot gain access to all information concerning their student's records, like paying a bill or checking grades. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a United States federal law. This law states that student's must consent prior to disclosing educational records, which are seen as confidential. These records include: personal information, grades, enrollment records and class schedules.
It is important to understand that the University of Arkansas does not release information regarding your student without permission to ensure the protection of your student and family.
In order for the University to release information, your student must elect to give you 3rd party access to their information through his/her ISIS account. Students should log in here and find the ISIS Student Center Section. On the right hand side of the screen there should be a link for Parent/Family Authorization. Once they have clicked on the link, they should then see a page where they can enter in the parent/guardian's e-mail address. Upon saving, the new authorized user should receive an e-mail containing the password. To access the Parent Center within ISIS, visit http://isis.uark.edu and log in using the authorized e-mail address and password assigned. A tutorial with screen shots can be found at here.
FERPA, for many families, can be a confusing issue especially when family members need information about their student. Please know that all employees at the University of Arkansas are willing to help answer any questions regarding FERPA. For more information on FERPA, contact the Registrar's Office.
Office of the Registrar