Student Records

Saint Paul College Student Records Office is the official recorder of student academic records.

Phone: 651.846.1515

Records Overview

Enrollment Verification
Enrollment verifications are available after the 10th day of the semester in which you are requesting. You can obtain enrollment verification by selecting the designated Quick Link on the right.

Preferred Name
The College recognizes and supports the members of its community who wish to use preferred names where legally permissible. A preferred name is a name that a person has chosen to identify as within the College which is different, in whole or in part, from one’s legal name. The Preferred Name must be filled out by the student in their eServices account by following these steps:

  1. Login to eServices with StarID and password
  2. Select Account Management in the left-hand menu
  3. Select Name and Address info
  4. Select Edit under Preferred Name

Official Transcript Requests
The transcript serves as the official record of student effort while enrolled at the College. All financial obligations to the College must be met before transcripts are released.

Please note: If you are transferring to a college or university within the Minnesota State system, they can access your official Saint Paul College transcript free of charge as long as there are no holds on your record. There is no need to submit a transcript request.

Request Official Transcripts Online

You can order electronic transcripts online through the National Student Clearinghouse and will be charged as follows:

Standard Processing (3 business days)

Electronic transcripts: $6.25/copy*

Rush Processing (1 business day) – Not available if you attended prior to Fall 1998

Electronic transcripts: $11.25/copy*

*When ordering electronic transcripts, it is your responsibility to ensure the recipient has the ability to receive them. Ordering and downloading an electronic transcript to yourself makes the transcript unofficial.

Request Official Transcripts using Paper Form

Paper form requests are currently not available. Please utilize the online request option until further notice.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Records Office at 651.846.1515 or

Student Data Practices Policy

Policy Statement

Saint Paul College—A Community & Technical College complies with federal and state laws that protect the privacy of student records, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 CFR 99; and the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) Minn. Stat. Ch 13 Minn Rules Ch 1205; and other applicable laws and regulations concerning the handling of education records. Students enrolled in the college are required to supply information necessary for services to be rendered. Although students are not legally required to provide the requested data, all requested information is essential to college processes and services. Refusing to supply requested information may result in the denial of admission to a program, registration or other services.

The College gives assurance that student information will be safeguarded against improper disclosure as indicated in this policy. To implement the state and federal law, the College has established a policy that affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records.


Student: A student is an individual who has either applied for enrollment, who is currently enrolled, or has been formerly enrolled at Saint Paul College. A student is an individual receiving educational services by any method. All students have the same rights regarding their educational data.

Educational Data: Educational data are those records directly related to a student and maintained by Saint Paul College. Educational data includes, but are not limited to admissions materials, financial aid records, transcripts, class lists, class schedules, graded exams or papers, records of disciplinary procedures, work student records and much more. Certain information is exempted from the definition of “educational data” including:

  1. Records of instructional personnel that are kept in the sole possession of the maker and are not accessible or revealed to any other individual except a temporary substitute for the maker and are destroyed at the end of the school year.
  2. Law enforcement unit records-not shared with school officials and maintained for law enforcement purpose
  3. Medical and psychological treatment records that are maintained solely by the treating professional for treatment purposes
  4. Records that only contain information about a student after that individual is no longer a student at that institution (alumni data)

School Officials with a Legitimate Educational Interest

A school official is a person employed by Saint Paul College in an administrative, supervisory, and academic or support staff position. A person or company with whom Saint Paul College has contracted; a person serving on the Board of the Trustees or in the Office of the Chancellor, a student serving on an official college committee, a consultant, a college public safety officer acting in a health or safety emergency, or a person assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review educational data in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.

Student Rights Under FERPA and MGDPA

  1. A student has a right to inspect and review his or her educational records. Requests should be made in writing to the Registrar. Saint Paul College will provide access to view educational records within ten days of the student’s request. A student requesting a copy of her or her education records will be assessed the cost.
  2. A student has a right to consent to disclosures of information, which identify him or her personally, except to the extent that these disclosures are allowed without student consent under state and federal law.
  3. A student has the right to request that the Registrar correct educational data, which he or she believes to be inaccurate or misleading. The student should appeal to the Registrar and clearly identify the part of the record they want changed as well as why the record is inaccurate or misleading. Note: They right to challenge a grade does not apply under this policy unless the grade assigned was allegedly inaccurately recorded. Students will be notified of their FERPA and MGPDA rights through publications of the policy on the college website and in the Catalog
  4. A student has the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Saint Paul College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Students desiring to file a complaint should address the complaint to:Family Policy Compliance Office

    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue SW
    Washington, DC 20202-5901

Consent for Release

Saint Paul College will not permit access to or the release of personally identifiable information contained in student educational data without the written consent of the student to any third party (including parent/guardian, dependent, or spouse/domestic partner), except as authorized by FERPA and MGPDA or other applicable law. A student may grant or revoke consent by complete the Release of Information eForm, available on the Student Records website. The student must present a government or college-issued photo ID in person when signing and submitting this form.

Directory Data

Saint Paul College designates the following information as directory data:

  • Name of student
  • Major program of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees, diplomas, certificates & awards received
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment status
  • Participation in recognized activities
  • Photographs used in news releases or college publications

Because directory data is considered public, Saint Paul College will release such information to anyone upon request except for the directory data of students who have requested it to be withheld from public disclosure.

Limited Directory Data

Saint Paul College designates the following information as limited directory data: Student email address, personal email address, home address, and phone number. Limited directory data of students nearing completion of their studies will be released to Minnesota State institutions for recruitment and marketing communications, and to the Friends of Saint Paul College.

Student email addresses and Star ID numbers are defined as limited directory data for enterprise technology related purposes internal to the Minnesota State system that are approved by System Office IT, including, but not limited to, inclusion of email addresses and Star ID numbers in a directory accessible to Minnesota State students and employees.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this policy, the following information is defined as Limited Directory Data for purposes of sharing with LeadMN so the association can communicate with their members: Student name, e-mail address, and Student Change Code (NEW/RTN/DROP).

A student may direct that any or all of the directory and limited directory information be withheld from public disclosure by notifying the Registrar in writing. The non-disclosure request will be permanent unless the student requests otherwise.

Release without Consent

As allowed by the MGDPA and FERPA, the college will release student records without consent:

  1. To appropriate school officials who require access to educational records in order to perform their legitimate educational duties
  2. To officials of other schools in which the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclose is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer
  3. To another educational agency or institution, if requested by the agency or institution where a student is enrolled or receives services while the student is notified where applicable; receives a copy of the record, if requested; and has an opportunity for a hearing to amend the record, as required by law
  4. To federal, state or local officials or agencies as required by the law
  5. In connection with a student’s application for, or receipt of, financial aid
  6. To accrediting organizations or organizations conducting educational studies, provided that these organizations do not release personally identifiable data and destroy such data when it is no longer needed for the purpose it was obtained
  7. In compliance with a judicial order or lawfully submitted subpoena, provided a reasonable effort is made to notify the student in advance unless such subpoena specifically directs the institution not to disclose the existence of a subpoena
  8. To appropriate persons in an emergency situation if the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the students or their persons; or
  9. To an alleged victim of a crime of violence (as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 16) or non-forcible sex offence, the final results of the alleged student perpetrator’s disciplinary proceeding may be released;
  10. To military recruiters (as defined in 10 U.S. C. § 983) for purposes of military recruiting the following information pertaining to students (who are 17 years of age or older) enrolled at the college; names, addresses and telephone listings; data and place of birth; levels of education; academic majors, degrees received, and the most recent education institution enrolled in by the student;
  11. In response to an ex parte court order from the U.S. Attorney under the USA Patriot Act

Access to Education Records by Student

Upon written request, the College shall provide a student with access to his or her educational records. There is no charge for viewing the records even if the college is required to make a copy of the data in order to provide access. Responses to requests by students to review their educational records shall be within ten (10) business days.

Maintenance of Records

Records pertaining to students’ histories of student conduct violations and applicable sanctions shall be kept for a minimum of five years and kept separate from students’ academic records. The only persons having access to these records shall be the President of the College, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Student Affairs, the Dean of Student Success, and the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Any other person who wishes to review these files must have permission from the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President of Student Affairs, the Dean of Student Success, or the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

College Catalog

Current College Catalog

This catalog is the official source for information about our programs, courses, and services. Saint Paul College ​reserve​s the right to change – without notice – any​ information published in this catalog. This catalog is not a contract. The College makes every effort to provide the courses, programs, and services outlined in this catalog. However, academic calendars and the delivery of services are subject to modification.