Parent/Guardian Access

The University of Maryland adheres to a policy of compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment). It is the policy of the University to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information from educational records without the student's prior consent.

Students can grant parents and/or legal guardians limited access to their student information. Access must be renewed annually; information includes:

  • current course schedule
  • mid-semester and final grades

The University has implemented an enhanced system to provide a more secure means for parents/guardians to access student information online. Parents/guardians who wish to access their student's academic records must do so using a UMD account. Please follow the 3 step process below. For information about how to access student financial records, visit Student Financial Services and Cashiering.

STEP 1: Parents/Guardians must complete an Associate Account Registration. For detailed instructions, see Create an Associate Account. NOTE: University of Maryland faculty and staff may use their current employee Directory ID and do not need to create an Associate Account.

STEP 2: After an account is created, students may grant access via Testudo. For detailed instructions, see Grant Parent and/or Guardian Access.

STEP 3: After access is granted, parents/guardians may use their newly created Directory ID and password to login and view their student's information here.

If students would like to provide their parent/guardian access to information that the Office of the University Registrar manages that are not covered by the Testudo Parent Access, the student can fill out the Authorization to Disclose Education Records to provide parent/guardian access to records associate with:

  • Registration
  • Grades
  • Transfer Credit
  • Residency
  • Graduation
  • Veteran/Active Duty
  • Student Account - understanding tuition and fee charges on the account