Continuity & Compliance

Continuity & Compliance provides student records communication, compliance, degree audit, policy, and training services for the University. These services support the student experience by providing students with quality information about our processes and degree requirements, maintaining academic policies, and protecting private student data. Through our services, faculty and staff have the tools and information they need to support students during their academic careers.

ASR Communications

The communications team provides strategic and transactional communications for students and staff regarding financial aid, student accounts and billing, registration, and student records. The team also maintains content on multiple websites including,, and, and maintains content for newsletters and blogs for ASR.

ASR Training & Support

The ASR Training & Support team provides comprehensive training, production support, and documentation for PeopleSoft Student Records and related web applications on all University of Minnesota campuses. This includes the systems of ECAS and PCAS, as well as Astra Schedule for Office of Classroom Management. Learn more the Training & Support team services.

Academic policy

Academic Support Resources serves as the policy contact or owner for many of the University’s Education & Student Life policies. Continuity & Compliance supports this policy work at the University by interpreting policy, answering policy questions, and supporting the policy process including regular comprehensive reviews. For questions regarding academic policies, email

Degree audits

Two teams provide programming and support for degree audits based on curriculum requirements. The degree audit systems provide accurate and up-to-date degree progress information for students, staff, and faculty through the provision of data, and supporting degree clearance. The APAS (Academic Progress Audit System) team provides programming and support for undergraduate degree audits using DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System). The APAS team also performs athletic academic eligibility certification of student athletes. The GPAS (Graduate Planning and Audit System) team provides programming and support for graduate and professional degree audits using PeopleSoft’s Academic Advisement module.

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GPAS team:, GPAS website

Student data privacy and FERPA

Continuity & Compliance is responsible for student data privacy at the University, governed by FERPA and University policies including Managing Student Records, Information Security, and Data Security Classification.

We offer consultation, advice, and training on FERPA and private student data; contact