Students who enroll at New York University may change their Surname (last name) and/or Suffix. Surnames (last name) and Suffixes cannot be changed at NYU without a certified court order, marriage license, divorce decree, passport, driver's license, state issued identification card or birth certificate reflecting the new surname. Students should complete the Change of Name form, which is available online at the Office of the University Registrar's Office website.
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)
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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Disclaimer: This policy does not form a contract of any kind and may be modified, changed, altered, or rescinded by NYU at its discretion.