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Name Change Procedure

All university correspondence, including mailings, certificates and diplomas are addressed to the name on record in Albert.

To change your name, you must submit a Change of Student Information form to the Office of the Registrar. Obtain the form at the Student Services Centers or download it from the appropriate link below.

Submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar at the Student Services Centers or mail it to:

New York University
Office of the Registrar
Academic Records
P.O. Box 910
New York, NY 10276-0910

View the form and policy for:
Changing First and Middle Name
Changing Surname and/or Suffix
Changing Title and Name Based on Gender Identity or Expression
Changing Biological or Legal Gender Based on Gender Identity or Expression


Diploma Name

The name on your diploma will be the same as it appears on your transcript; please check your transcript in Albert. To change your name, including adding a middle name or initial, please select the appropriate form above.

If you wish to add an accent or diacritic to your diploma name and you are not processing a name change, please provide your student ID number and your full name written out with the appropriate accents clearly marked. You may submit this to

  • Student Services Centers
  • Mail to Graduation Services, P.O. Box 910, New York, NY 10276-0910
  • Scan as an image (not PDF) and email to graduation@nyu.edu using your NYU email account
  • Fax to (212) 995-4090

Change of Name After Graduation

Requests from NYU graduates for a change of name after graduation are evaluated on an individual basis. Requests for a change of name due to marriage, divorce, naturalization or a court-ordered change of name will be considered. Please send a request, including the basis for the name change to:

Attn: Associate Registar
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 910
New York, NY 10276-0910

A photocopy of the relevant legal documents should be enclosed. If the request is approved, the name will be changed on your academic record. If you would like to request a diploma in the new name, the original diploma must be returned together with a $60.00 replacement fee made payable to New York University (check or money order). Once the diploma order is placed, delivery is generally in about four weeks.

You may contact the Graduation Services team via email or 212-998-4260 if you have questions.