WPI uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments and turns those achievements into an individual student Merit page — a verified online profile—for every one of our students. All student achievement stories will also be published on the main WPI institutional Merit page. Through Merit, we’ll also share these accomplishments with students’ hometown media outlets, parents, local government representatives, and high schools.
Merit is a verified showcase of student accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise they have gained at WPI. Students may include their Merit page URL on their resumes and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. Students can also connect Merit pages to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to share accomplishments with friends and family.
By promoting the fantastic accomplishments of WPI students in local media and on social networks, Merit helps highlight our talented students and spread the word about the valuable opportunities available on our campus.
Updates to Page
Students will first receive a notification in their WPI email account from Merit when their profile is created, followed by a welcome email. Students will also receive an email from Merit notifying them when a new achievement has been added to their Merit page.
Information and Privacy
The information WPI publishes through Merit is considered “directory information” and is addressed under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) “directory information” clause.
Directory information, such as your name, graduation year, activities and other publicly available facts are not required to be private according to FERPA. Directory Information is further explained on the U.S. Department of Education.
Your Merit Page was created for you by WPI in compliance with our FERPA policy, but you can control your privacy settings, including how people can discover your Merit page. Use the Merit Page Privacy Settings Action to learn more about configuring your privacy settings.
Students can get answers to frequently asked questions and email Merit support staff by visiting the Student Help page.