Update Your Preferred or Chosen Name For Official GT Use

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Georgia Tech recognizes that many of its students use a first name, and possibly a middle name or initial, other than their legal name. As long as the use of a chosen/preferred name is not for the purpose of misrepresentation, the Institute acknowledges that a chosen/preferred name should be used whenever possible in the course of conducting daily business and in the educational process.

For this reason, the Institute will permit any student who wishes to do so to identify themselves within the student information system with a chosen/preferred first name and/or a middle name or initial in addition to their legal name. It is further understood that the student’s chosen/preferred name should be used in Institute communications and reporting, except where the use of the legal name is necessitated by Institute business practices or legal requirements. For example, the official academic record, the transcript, as well as financial aid documents must carry the legal name.

It is important to note that this option may be modified, changed, altered, or rescinded at the discretion of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The option is officially available for student use as of September 1, 2017.

Find out more here: https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/student-chosen-preferred-name

Click here for the change of name form through the Registrar’s Office.