Compass College of Cinematic Arts recognizes that, from time to time, differences may occur between students and instructors or other staff members. To that end, we encourage students to first attempt to resolve the situation informally with the appropriate staff. Should resolution of the situation not occur to the student's satisfaction, the student may file a written complaint detailing the offense or concern with the Student Affairs Office. Student Affairs will then attempt to resolve the situation between the student and the student/staff as soon as possible, not exceeding ten (10) business days. If the student is not satisfied with the resolution at that time, an appeal may be filed with the President who will respond to the student within five (5) business days.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a federal law that protects the confidentiality of student educational records. It states that the institution will not disclose any personally identifiable information from those records without the written consent of the student if he or she is over the age of 18 years. However, the law allows exceptions that permit officials at the academic institution to inspect and review the educational records of students, which may allow certain information to be disclosed to the public and to parents of the students with proper identification.
Students may complete a FERPA Release Form in order to allow certain information to be shared with a person(s) of their choice for a specific situation. For more information about the FERPA Release Form, please contact our Student Affairs Office.
For more information about FERPA regulations, please visit our Financial Aid page.