Student Rights and Services

New College of Florida complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended.

Student Rights and Services

New College of Florida (NCF) complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended. FERPA gives students the right to:

  1. Review and inspect their education records;
  2. Request the amendment of education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading;
  3. Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosures without consent; and
  4. Complain to the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failure by New College of Florida to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Student rights regarding postsecondary education records and application records are also protected by Florida Statute 1006.52 (which is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15. Student rights regarding K-12 education records are also protected by Florida Statute 1002.22, including the right to bring action in Florida Circuit Court for violations of this statute.

Transfer of Credit Policy
Transfer credit is assigned in time toward the degree. If you are a prospective student sending us official transcripts for your application file, you are welcome to ask us for a rough estimate of transfer credit prior to a decision. The formal assignment of transfer credit is done for enrolling students, on the basis of the final college transcript.

Reporting Student Complaints
Attempts to resolve issues and concerns informally at the grass-roots level are more likely to result in a timely resolution. Because of this, students are strongly encouraged to begin their pursuit of an informal resolution by having a face-to-face meeting with the faculty member, supervisor, or other person in the area where the concern has arisen. The online Campus Directory lists contact information for all NCF faculty and staff.

Students are also encouraged to contact the Ombudsperson ( for assistance with informal, impartial, and nonadversarial alternatives for the resolution of conflict. The Ombudsperson, guided by the principles of independence, neutrality, confidentiality, and informality, directs students toward appropriate College resources and facilitates discussion to identify the best options to resolve problems.

If a student believes a published policy or procedure has been violated or applied unfairly — or if informal means have not resolved a student’s dissatisfaction with a decision, policy, or circumstance — a student may file a formal written student complaint.

Submit a written student complaint here.

New College of Florida maintains a record of all submitted written student complaints to ensure they are addressed in a prompt, fair, and consistent manner. New College strives to respond to all written student complaints within 30 days and to resolve complaints within 90 days.

Students who have a complaint about their educational experience at New College of Florida, which complaint is not resolved through internal College procedures, may contact the following agencies for assistance:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097

State University System of Florida
Board of Governors
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Atlanta Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
61 Forsyth St. S.W., Suite 19T10
Atlanta, GA 30303-8927
Telephone: 404-974-9406
Fax: 404-974-9471; TDD: 877-521-2172

Voter Registration
Florida Voter Registration Website
Voter Registration Form

Voter Assistance Hotline:

Physical Addresses
Students who register to vote in this area must use the physical addresses of their residence halls when they register. They may use the campus address with their box numbers as their mailing addresses. If they change to new halls, they need to notify the office of the Supervisors of Elections to update their residential addresses.

Bob Johnson Hall, 1st Court: 5809 General Dougher Place
Peggy Bates Hall, 2nd Court: 5790 General Dougher Place
Elaine and Harvey Rothenberg Hall, Dougher Place
Pritzker Residence Hall: 5835 General Dougher Place
Dallas and Elizabeth Dort Hall: 5660 General Twining Boulevard
Ann and Alfred Goldstein Hall: 5680 General Twining Boulevard
V Residence Hall: 5659 General Twining Boulevard
W Residence Hall: 5661 General Twining Boulevard
Ulla R. Searing Residence Hall: 5679 General Twining Boulevard
Y Residence Hall: 5677 General Twining Boulevard
Palmer Building B: 557 58th Street

Note: All addresses are in Sarasota, Florida 34243

Polling Places
Pei Complex, Dallas and Elizabeth Dort Hall, Ann and Alfred Goldstein Hall, V Residence Hall, W Residence Hall, Searing Residence Hall, Y Residence Hall, Pritzker Residence Hall

Sarasota County Precinct 18
Crossroads Church Long Classroom
4726 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34234

Palmer Building B

Sarasota County Precinct 49
Bay Shore Mennonite Church Koinonia Room
3809 Chapel Dr
Sarasota FL 34234

Office of Student Affairs
(941) 487-4250