What you need to know
If your legal name changes while you are a student at MIT, you will need to update your student record. Requests should be made in person. You must supply us with legal documentation of your old and new names, such as a certified copy of a court order, a marriage certificate, or a dissolution decree.
Some key points to remember:
- Once you graduate, your record is frozen and we cannot make name changes except in very limited circumstances, such as a gender change.
- Any currently enrolled student can update their administrative (or preferred) first name in the “Biographic Information” section on WebSIS.