Question: Are PSEO students treated any differently than traditional students under FERPA?
Answer: Students participating in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program (in which they are enrolled in both high school and college) are afforded the same FERPA rights as a traditional college student. This means these students "own" the information included in their education records, and parents and guardians do not have a right to either suppressed public information or non-directory information.
Faculty often report that the parent of a PSEO student contacts them and requests information about his or her child's performance, attendance, or homework. Just like other college students, PSEO students need to provide permission to the faculty member to discuss non-directory information with others.