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Name Changes

All name change requests must include a completed Name Change Request Form (copies are also available in the Registrar's office) as well as one piece of government-issued documentation (driver's license, passport, marriage license, divorce decree, etc.). If the change is to your legal name, then the document must have your new legal name.

The completed form and supporting documentation may be hand-delivered, scanned and emailed, or faxed to the Registrar's office.

Name Changes for Current Students

Name Changes for Alumni

Chosen Name Policy

For Current Students

Current students may make name change requests to update a legal name or to establish (or change) a preferred chosen name

If you wish to change how your email address name appears, please contact the IST Helpdesk  at lawhelp@georgetown.edu or (202) 662-9284. Let them know how you would like your name to appear in the Georgetown Google Apps directory and they can assist you. 

Please note that your NetID and login will remain the same after a name change.

For Alumni

Please note that we do not make name changes retroactively after a student is no longer in a degree program or enrolled at Georgetown Law. However, we can post a note to your transcript stating the name change by court order, and cross-list your record with the name on the court order so that any future inquiries or requests regarding your enrollment at the Law Center will be matched correctly to your academic record. If your name has changed since you graduated, your diploma will still read your name as of when you graduated from Georgetown Law.

Chosen Name Policy

Georgetown University recognizes that many of its students use a name other than their legal name. As long as the use of a chosen name is not for the purpose of misrepresentation, the university acknowledges that a preferred name should be used whenever possible in the course of university business and education. Therefore, the university permits any student who wishes to choose to identify themselves within the student information systems with a chosen name in addition to their legal name. 

Your chosen name will appear on your GoCard, class rosters, GU directory and email. 

Please note that if you have already received your GoCard, a replacement GoCard must be issued to reflect the chosen name. 

Student addresses, transcripts, and official records are linked to your legal name. Any notices sent to your home address, including tuition and other payments due to the university, will bear your legal name. Your legal name will also appear on transcripts, certifications, and your diploma. 

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