Student Rights and Responsibilities

Course qualifications

Before registering for a course, please make sure that you fulfill all the prerequisites listed on the course information page. NetMath™ only checks prerequisites for University of Illinois students, but you want to make sure you are prepared for the course.

Personal qualifications

NetMath™ is best suited for students who are organized, able to learn independently, are motivated to earn credit in a college level course, have time to put into the course, and have the desire to learn. It is very important to have the ability to set aside time each day to work on your coursework.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as FERPA, is a federal law that governs educational records. It grants specific rights to students and regulates how institutions must handle educational record, including grades. The main focus of FERPA is to give students rights to see their records and to protect against disclosures of certain information without the student’s consent or specific legal authorization. Further information is available at

For High School students and their parents: This law transfers all the rights of the Act to the student as soon as he/she enters the higher education setting, even if they are still in high school. Article 99.5 (a) states, “When a student becomes an eligible student, the rights accorded to, and consent required of, parents under this part transfer from the parents to the student.” At UIUC, this applies on the first day of instruction, even if the student is under 18 years of age—and is indefinite. The full text of the Act and some FAQ’s for parents can be found at the Department of Education website.

This message serves as your annual FERPA notification as required by law.

Academic Integrity

All NetMath™ students are officially University of Illinois students and are subject to student code article 1, part 401. Any NetMath™ student found to be in violation of Academic Integrity will receive an official notice and consequences will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Last updated: Thu, 06/01/2017 - 14:50