Name Change

Students needing to make changes to their names as listed on their academic records will need to present the appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar.

Students 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 a marriage certificate or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting the 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 the 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 the 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 the new name.
  • Change of name due to Gender Change requires a copy of court order and a government-issued photo ID reflecting the new name.
  • Change of name due to Spelling Error normally requires only a government-issued photo ID containing the correct spelling. At times, the student's current Social Security card may be required.

Students may bring all appropriate documentation in person to the Office of the Registrar in the Holmes/Hunter Academic Builiding, send the documentation via fax to 706-583-8162, or mail to:  Office of the Registrar, Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia  30602-6113.

Name Change Forms and documentation will not be accepted via email.