Policies & Resources

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

There is no FERPA release for the entirety of a student’s educational record.  Each department, office, and program handles their own FERPA releases in accordance with federal regulation and university policy. Additional information regarding FERPA may be found on the University of Michigan Office of the Registrar’s website.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently expanded the eligibility criteria for access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This means that more students may be eligible for this important benefit. Based on your circumstances, please review the guidance and information contained in the links below to determine whether you may now be eligible to receive this benefit.

For questions about SNAP eligibility and the application process, please contact the Managed Care/Insurance Office.

Student Fitness for Continued Enrollment

The purpose of this guidance is to provide information to academic units on how to effectively manage situations in which there is concern about whether a student with a mental health impairment is fit for continued enrollment or fit to return to enrollment after an absence. View the Guide

Requesting Medical Evaluation, Documentation, or Compliance with a Treatment Plan

The following list summarizes the limited circumstances when it is appropriate to request that a student submit to a medical evaluation, to request medical documentation from a student, or to request that a student comply with specific treatment plans.

  1. Student is currently enrolled but is in academic or professional trouble (i.e., probation, last chance agreement)

Conditions for Continued Enrollment Guidelines

After the student has been approved for re-enrollment, the academic unit may establish conditions for continued enrollment.
Conditions for continued enrollment should be consistent with the performance statements that are applicable to all similarly-situated students. Recommendations for specific course enrollment should be advisory.

Re-Enrollment Guidelines

Provide the student with information instructing them to make an appointment with the academic advisor before the re-enrollment submission deadline to discuss the factors that led to their absence, talk about the student’s activities during the absence, discuss future academic plans, and give guidance regarding the request for re-enrollment.

Pre-Departure Guidelines

Guidelines for faculty or staff members meeting with students prior to their departure from the University.