To change your legal name
Academic records at Western Michigan University are permanently maintained by student name. Students may maintain academic records under the name used at the time of admission, or they may change their legal name. Each name used at the University will remain on the student's permanent record. There is no requirement that a student must make a name change.
Legal proof is required:
- Marriage license
- Divorce papers
- Court order specifying name change
Please note: Name changes will not be made for an inactive student.