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How Do I Edit My Diploma Name?

Your name will default to the legal name listed in Stanford University's educational records. It is your responsibility to verify when you apply to graduate in Axess that the diploma name listed is correct, or to provide any changes required, including hyphens, spaces, lower/upper case letters, accents, etc. No additional titles such as Esq. or Dr. etc., are permitted on the diploma name.

Special Characters in Your Diploma Name

You may enter special characters, such as accented letters in your diploma name. Use this special character guide sheet (pdf) to assist in entering the special characters. For any additional help, questions, or if you have a special character not listed on the guide sheet, please submit a help request.

Changes to Your Diploma Name before Degree Conferral

You may update your diploma name in the application to graduate in Axess. The completed request should be submitted prior to the application to graduate deadline posted on the Academic Calendar. No name change requests will be accepted after the late application to graduate deadline in Spring Quarter.  

To request a name change on your diploma follow these three steps:

  1. Log into ….
  2. Select edit to change your diploma name
  3. Select save to save and submit your diploma name change.

 

Changes to Your Diploma Name after Degree Conferral

If you have legally changed your first name after degree completion and would like a new diploma, please submit a help request. Documentation of your name change will be required to process your request. 

We do not issue new diplomas for legal change of last name.