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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

See the Registrar's COVID-19 and Academic Continuity page for information for students, faculty, and staff relevant to classes and academic activities and administration. (updated August 21, 2020)

How Your Name Appears on the Diploma

Your name will default to the legal name listed in Stanford University's educational records.  It is your responsibility to verify when you apply to graduate in Axess that the diploma name listed is correct, or to provide any changes required, including hyphens, spaces, lower/upper case letters, accents, etc. No additional titles such as Esq. or Dr. etc, are permitted on the diploma name.

Changes to Your Diploma Name

You may update your diploma name in the application to graduate. The completed request should be submitted prior to the application to graduate deadline posted on the Academic Calendar.  No name change requests will be accepted after the late application to graduate deadline in Spring Quarter.  

  • Click on the edit link to change your diploma name
  • Select the save button to save and submit your diploma name change.

Special Characters in Your Diploma Name

You may enter special characters, such as accented letters, in your diploma name. Use this special character guide sheet (pdf) to assist in entering the special characters. For any additional help, questions or if you have a special character not listed on the guide sheet, please submit a Service Request.