The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA calls for the protection of student records once they turn 18 or attend a school beyond the high school level. Dual Credit students fall under this classification.
Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. College instructors are required to follow FERPA regulations and release of dual credit student educational information, even to the parent, violates federal law.