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Printed Diploma

Indiana University recognizes that students may prefer to use their preferred name instead of their legal name (primary name in the Indiana University Student Information System) on their university awarded diploma. As a result, Indiana University allows for graduating students to submit a degree name. The names requested by students to use on their university issued diplomas will be reviewed by university officials and are subject to the Indiana University Preferred Name Policy .

Students who will be pursuing professional licenses or who will be moving abroad for work or study should consider using their legal name on their university awarded diploma. Also, international students are highly recommended to use their legal name on their university awarded diploma as it appears on their official university record, visa paperwork, and passport.

Certified Electronic Diploma

Effective spring 2018, certified electronic diplomas will be available to students who graduate in May of 2018 and beyond. The certified electronic diploma is a supplement to the printed diploma and will be available as an optional service for a fee. Since several countries recognize certified electronic diplomas as legal documents, the student's legal name will be used on certified electronic diplomas.

Name Change

The Office of the Registrar maintains the official name and address for all students. Students whose names have been legally changed or require editing should file a Request for Change of  Name form. Legal documentation, such as a copy of a social security card, marriage certificate, or official court document, must be provided to support the name change. This name change will be reflected on the student’s official academic record.

Please do not E-Mail your information, your hand written signature is required.
Fax, mail or bring the completed and signed form to the address below.

Fax to: 317-278-2240          
Office of the Registrar
Campus Center, Suite 250
420 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5144

If you are or have ever been employed by Indiana University, even as a work-study employee, please provide documentation, such as a photocopy of your driver’s license. If you are or were an IU employee and your marital status has changed, please provide a copy of appropriate documentation. This will be used in adjusting any employee benefits. Contact Human Resources with any questions.

If you have questions call (317) 274-1519 or visit us in the Campus Center, Suite 250, during our normal office hours.