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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

Changes to your diploma name can be made by submitting a Service Request.  The completed request should be submitted prior to the application to graduate deadline posted on the Academic Calendar.  No name change forms will be accepted after the late application to graduate deadline in Spring Quarter.  

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. If you have a special character not listed on the guide sheet, please use the Service Request and email it to