​The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) outlines students’ rights when it involves their academic records, which include the right to review their records, and the right to determine who has access to their records outside the university’s administrative jurisdiction.

Students control the release of their academic information and records, including their admission profile, course schedule, grades, degree evaluation, financial aid, tuition, fees, and billing. Below is information about how to create a Guest Account on MyUI to allow others to view confidential information.

To Create a Guest Account on MyUI:

  • Login to MyUI at myui.uiowa.edu with your HawkID and password

  • Click STUDENT INFORMATION at the top of the screen

     MyUI screen shot
  • Scroll down to the MyUI section and click on MY GUEST ACCOUNTS 

  • Review existing Guest Accounts, if any:
    If Guest User(s) appear, review their access rights and modify as needed

  • To add a NEW GUEST USER, click on the green button shown: 

  • Provide the Guest User's email address (please use their @uiowa
    email address if they have one) and ASSIGN ACCESS RIGHTS 

    This will send an email address you provided above to notify your Guest to setup their HawkID. When your Guest User(s) have completed the Hawkid set up process, you can view and modify access to your account on the My Guest Accounts screen

Guest Login:

After a University of Iowa student has created a guest account, the guest user can login via the MyUI homepage and view the information the student has allowed access to.

If a guest has any problems logging in, the user should contact the  ITS Help Desk for assistance (its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu or 319-384-4357).

A guest account does not constitute a waiver of a student’s rights to confidentiality under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).