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Process For Changing First and Middle Name

  1. Process

    Students who enroll at New York University may change their First and Middle name without documentation. Documentation is required when changing Last name and Suffix. To effect the change to preferred First and Middle name, students should complete the Change of Name form.

    Click here to download the Change of Name form.

  2. FERPA

    A student's preferred title and first name will be disclosed as "directory information" unless the student refuses to permit such disclosure. For further information on disclosure of directory information, please refer to New York University's Guidelines for Compliance with the Family Educational rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  3. Policy Contact

    Please contact Academic Records online or at (212) 998-4280, with any questions regarding this policy and process.

    Disclaimer: This policy does not form a contract of any kind and may be modified, changed, altered, or rescinded by NYU at its discretion.