Preferred Name Change
With the growing diversity of our campus, many students use names other than their
given name for a variety of personal or cultural reasons. To better serve you, we
have created the option to add a Preferred First Name to several of the University
applications that you use.
You can submit the Preferred Name Change Form through Owl Express. This online form is located under the Student Records tab.
- Legal names will be required for students enrolled in eCore courses.
- Student names must match the name issued on state identifications in order to sit
for proctored exams.
- Preferred names will not be used in cases where legal name is required, including
but not limited to, financial aid documents, official transcripts, diplomas, payroll
records, and federal immigration documents.
- In addition to systems where legal name is not required, the Preferred First Name
will be added to the Class Roster, Student Advising Guide, and Degreeworks.