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Personal Information Updates

Legal Name

To update your legal name of record (“primary name”)

  1. Download and review the Personal Information Change Request (pdf) form and collect the required documentation. Note that, in general, the University does not update historical (i.e., alumni) records.

  2. If you have financial aid/loans, double-check with the Financial Aid Office (email: financialaid@stanford.edu) prior to making this update.

  3. If you are an international student, double-check with the Bechtel International Center. You will need their signature on the form in order to request this update.

  4. Complete the Personal Information Change Request (pdf) form.

  5. Make an appointment with an SSC specialist to update your record. You will need to have your required documentation and the completed Personal Information Change Request (pdf) form ready at the time of your appointment.


Diploma Name

The diploma name should match the primary name of record. See How Your Name Appears on the Diploma for information on the diploma name.


Preferred Name

Students may request that their “preferred name” be different from their legal name of record. The “preferred name” is used for services such as email, appears on the unofficial transcript, and is used as the display name in Axess and on class/grade rosters. Examples: a student whose legal name is “Mary Jane Poe” might use the preferred name “MJ Poe”; “Frederick Andrew Wright” might use the preferred name “Andy Wright.”

To update your preferred name

Axess and StanfordWho

Email

Zoom

  • Log into Zoom and click on Profile to edit your name for display.

Stanford Profiles

  • Log in to Stanford Profiles and click on the pencil icon near the top. You will be able to update many aspects of your Stanford Profile.

Gender

To update your gender of record

  1. Download and review the Personal Information Change Request (pdf) form and collect the required documentation.

  2. If you have financial aid/loans, double-check with the Financial Aid Office (email: financialaid@stanford.edu) prior to making this update.

  3. If you are an international student, double-check with the Bechtel International Center. You will need their signature on the form in order to request this update.

  4. Complete the Personal Information Change Request (pdf) form.

  5. Make an appointment with an SSC specialist to update your record. You will need to have your required documentation and the completed Personal Information Change Request (pdf) form ready at the time of your appointment.