Terms of Use

Please review the following terms and conditions carefully. These terms and conditions govern your business relationship with Academy of Art University (herein also called “the University”) and your use and access to this website. The University may make changes to the information contained in this Website, or to the products and/or services described and contained herein at anytime and without notice. Use of this website constitutes your complete acceptance of these terms of use.

Copyright Notice
All content included on the Academy of Art University website is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written authorization signed by an officer of Academy of Art University. No material (including but not limited to the text, images, audio, and/or video) and no software (including but not limited to any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software) may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way or decompiled, reverse engineered, or disassembled. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content that is on the website.

“Academy of Art University” and “Academy of Art College” are registered trademarks, service marks and/or trade names of Academy of Art University. All other trademarks, service marks, and trade names contained in the Website are the properties of the respective owners. The University disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks, service marks and trade names other than its own. No use of the University’s marks may be made without the prior written authorization signed by an officer of Academy of Art University, except as necessary to accurately identify the products or services of the University.

Website Links
This website may provide links or references to other websites or resources. Academy of Art University assumes no responsibility for, does not guarantee the accuracy of, and in no way endorses the content of such other sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from that content.

User Responsibility
The user assumes all responsibility for properly using the Academy of Art University website and waives all claims against Academy of Art University and its agents that may arise from using this website.


Notice of Rights under FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

These rights include:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day Academy of Art University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Office of the Registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Office of the Registrar, the Registrar shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Students may ask Academy of Art University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the Academy of Art University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If Academy of Art University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, Academy of Art University 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 procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to provide written consent before the university discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The school discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Academy of Art University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of Academy of Art University who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of personally identifiable information from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for Academy of Art University.

Academy of Art University may also disclose students’ education records, without the consent of the student, in certain other circumstances, including:

  • to comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena;
  • to appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency;
  • to officials of another school, upon request, in which a student seeks or intends to enroll;
  • in connection with a student’s request for or receipt of financial aid, as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount, or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid;
  • to certain officials of the US Department of Education, the Comptroller General, to state and local educational authorities, in connection with certain state or federally supported education programs;
  • to accrediting organizations to carry out their functions;
  • to organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of Academy of Art University;
  • to US Department of Homeland Security.
  • information the school has designated as “directory information.”

The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Academy of Art University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 FERPA permits the disclosure of designated “Directory Information” without a student’s written consent, unless a student provides written notification to the Office of the Registrar that s/he does not want “Directory Information” released. Academy of Art University designates the following as public or “Directory Information”: student’s name, student picture, e-mail address, degree sought, expected date of graduation, school or college, major field, periods of enrollment, full-or part-time enrollment status, degrees and awards received and dates of conferral, the previous educational agency or institution attended, and participation in officially recognized activities and sports.

A student who wishes to allow another person, such as a parent or guardian, to have continuous access to the student’s educational records must make written notification to the Office of the Registrar, 79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Once filed, this request becomes a permanent part of the student’s record until the student instructs Academy of Art University, in writing, to have the request removed.

Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-4650
Phone: 1-202-263-0282
Fax: 1-202-260-9002
Email: ferpa@ed.gov
Web: https://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/reg/ferpa/index.html

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