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Legal and Preferred First Name Changes, Social Security and Taxpayer Identification Number Changes

Legal and Preferred First Name Changes, Social Security and Taxpayer Identification Number Changes

 

 

LEGAL NAME and SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER/TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER CHANGES

Legal name changes can be completed with the submission of the Student Identity Verification Form and the appropriate legal documentation. The completed form and documentation can be submitted to the Records Office. This form can also be used to change your social security number, or provide the college with your social security number or your taxpayer identification number. The form is also used to correct your birthdate. The proper documentation for these changes is specified in the form.

PREFERRED FIRST NAME

Students can use their Preferred First Name for most (but not all) campus identification purposes. The systems that can be changed include Loop e-mail, Moodle and OASIS (Learning Management System) which affect class rosters and grade entry. The college does not change a student's legal name, without legal documentation, in any system that is linked to the student's permanent record  (i.e., financial aid or transcripts). These documents will continue to show the legal name. Please click on Preferred First Name to access the preferred first name workflow. You will be required to sign in with your OASIS log-on and password. You will receive an e-mail confirmation once your request has been reviewed and processed. After you have been notified of the change, please visit the Campus Card Office, 600 S. Michigan, 3rd floor, to request a card with your new name.