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Enrolling for the Next Semester
       Director, Enrollment Management - Ext. 1005
       You are strongly encouraged to begin planning your course of study for the next semester early. Your
       advisor will assist you and will inform you as to when class schedules will be available for the following
       semester. Schedules will be available in the Enrollment Management and Student Development
       Department. As classes fill quickly, make sure that you begin planning early!

       Equal Educational Opportunity Policy
       Director, Human Resources - Ext. 1138
       Iowa Central Community College is committed to providing equal educational and employment
       opportunity regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
       origin, religion, disablilty, or military service. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits
       discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal financial
       assistance by way of grant, contracts, or loan. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is similar in its
       prohibition of discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. Equal educational opportunity
       includes: admission, recruitment, extracurricular programs and activities, housing, facilities, access
       to course offerings, counseling and testing, financial assistance, employment, health and insurance
       services, and athletics. Iowa Central Community College is also committed to equal opportunities for
       persons with disabilities, in compliance with federal regulations (Section 504 and ADA).
       Responsibility for equal employment and educational opportunity throughout the college rests with
       the President. The Director, Human Resources has been assigned the responsibility for promoting and
       encouraging progress in meeting the College’s equal opportunity goals. All grievances, questions or
       requests for information should be referred to the Director, Human Resources.

       FERPA
       The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 helps protect the privacy of student education
       records. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek
       to amend those records and to limit disclosure of information from the records. The intent of the
       legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy and accuracy of education
       records. The Act applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal aid administered by the
       Secretary of Education.
       What rights does FERPA afford students with respect to their education records?
         -  The right to inspect and review their education records within 45 days of the day the college
           receives a request for access. Students should submit written requests to the registrar‘s office
           and identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The staff of the office will make arrangements for
           access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the
           requested records are not maintained by the registrar‘s office, the student will be notified of the
           correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
         -  The right to request an amendment to the student‘s education records that the student believes
           are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the college to amend a record that they believe
           is inaccurate or misleading. They should submit the request in writing to the registrar‘s office
           and clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate
           or misleading. If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by the student,
           the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to
           a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing
           will be provided to the student when notified of the hearing.
         -  The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the
           student‘s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without
           consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials
           with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the college in
           an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law
           enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the college has
           contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board
           of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance
           committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official
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