A student’s legal name cannot be changed without a written request from the student. No second-party notification of a legal name change is accepted. To change the name on official University records, the student must submit a Legal Name Change or Correction form. There is no fee for this service.
To appear on the diploma, a legal name change must be submitted by the last day of the degree-expected term. A change submitted after that date also must be accompanied by a Replacement Diploma Request form; 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, submit a Legal Name Change or Correction form by the last day of the degree-expected term. There is no fee for this service.
Proof of former and new name must be submitted with the form.
After a legal name change, a current student must obtain a new BruinCard; a replacement fee may apply.
Submit this form and supporting documentation in person or by mail to the Registrar’s Office student services window.
In compliance with COVID-19-related safer-at-home orders, Registrar forms cannot be accepted in person at this time. If the service is not available online, send the form by e-mail instead. Contact Registrar’s Office units by e-mail or through the MyUCLA Message Center with questions.