An official request and proof of new legal name are required to change a student name on official records.
A student’s legal name cannot be changed without an official request from that student. No second-party notification of a legal name change is accepted. To change their name on official University records, a student must submit a Legal Name Change or Correction request. To appear on the diploma, a legal name change must be submitted by the last day of the degree-expected term. There is no fee for this service.
A change submitted after the degree-expected date must be accompanied by a Replacement Diploma Request. The special-order diploma fee applies.
To identify capitalization, punctuation, or accent marks for a diploma, use the Diploma Request feature on MyUCLA. If MyUCLA cannot accommodate the marks, contact the Registrar’s Office through the Message Center by the last day of the degree-expected term. There is no fee for this service.
All students should use the online Legal Name Change or Correction request. Upload proof of former and new legal name following the online instructions.
Students who are unable to access the online form may submit a PDF Legal Name Change or Correction form. Submit the form and proof of former and new legal name in person at, or by mail to, the Registrar’s Office.