As a parent what information is available to me from my son or daughter’s educational records?
In general, under federal and state privacy laws, students at colleges or universities have the legal right to control access to information about themselves. Some information called “directory data” is public and available to anyone, even parents. Almost all other information such as grades or class schedules is private and, in most cases, a student’s written authorization is required to release to a third party private information held by a college or university.
Parents are legally considered to be “third parties” and need their child’s written permission to access private data about them. See SCC's Release of Information Form