Amend or Review
VIEWING A RECORD
Students may request to inspect their educational records through a written request.
If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
If the correct official is unknown, contact the Office of the University Registrar.
What does this mean as a UNL Employee?
Students may submit a written request to view and amend their records. This page details procedures faculty, advisors, and staff need to follow upon receiving a request to view or amend.
AMENDING A RECORD
Students are able to request an amendment on their educational records they believe are misleading or inaccurate. This process may not be used to challenge a grade, opinion, or decision by UNL about the student.
The student must submit a written statement clearly identifying the parts of the record they want to change and specify why it should be changed.
Students may request an amendment on their educational records they believe are misleading or inaccurate.
A student who wishes to ask UNL to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants to change, and specify why it should be changed.
What can a student not amend?
This process may not be used to challenge a grade, opinion, or decision by UNL about the student.
If the school official responsible for the record agrees the information needs to be amended and the details have been discussed with appropriate personnel, the department may amend the record.
If UNL decides not to amend the record as requested, UNL will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.
If the student would like to follow through with a hearing, the school official responsible for the record will need to set up a meeting together with a non-partial third party and the student. The student then may present evidence to prove that their records were incorrect or misleading. Any decision made must be documented in writing.
If the University is convinced by the hearing they will amend the records and notify the student.
If the University is not convinced by the hearing they must allow the student to insert a statement about the contested information to be held with the records.