Diploma Name Change Request
Have you experienced a life event resulting in a name change? You can request a name change on your diploma.
Name Change on Diploma
Students may request a minor variation from the primary name of record to be printed on the diploma.
- Full name to a shortened version of the name (e.g. from Stephen to Steve)
- Inclusion of a middle name or initial
Any other exceptions must be approved by the KU Medical Center Registrar's Office.
- In the case of students who are in multiple careers that cross campuses, the decision will be made via consultation between the Registrar's Office and Enrollment Services.
- Names listed on the diploma must be easily identifiable with the graduate's official name.
How to Request a Name Change
In order to have your name changed or corrected on your official record, you must request the name change online or by mail.
- Complete and sign the name change request form (pdf).
- Send form, along with a copy of supporting documentation, to the Registrar's Office.
KU Medical Center Registrar's Office
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Acceptable supporting documentation must reflect the requested change and verify correct spelling. It must be a government-issued or certified document. Examples include but are not limited to:
Social security card