Name Change

 

If you need to make changes to your name, you will need to present the appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar. Different types of name changes require different types of legal documentation.

You must complete, sign and submit the Name Change Form (PDF), along with one of the following:

  • Change of name due to Marriage  requires a copy of your marriage certificate or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Legal Change requires a copy of a court order or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Divorce  requires a copy of divorce decree or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Adoption  requires a copy of court order or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Gender Change requires a copy of court order and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Spelling Error normally requires only a government-issued photo ID containing the correct spelling. At times, your current Social Security card may be required.

You may bring all appropriate documentation to our Service Center in Holmes/Hunter Academic Bldg, send via fax to 706-583-8162 or mail to:  Office of the Registrar, Holmes/Hunter Academic Bldg., Athens, GA  30602-6113. Change of Name forms will not be accepted via email.