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Personal Record Information

Name Change

MD Anderson policy is to maintain educational records under the student's full, legal name. Official documents such as diplomas and transcripts will not be issued bearing any other name.

A currently enrolled student may change the name on his or her permanent academic record by presenting a certified copy of the appropriate documentation to the registrar. Correcting the spelling or the proper sequence of the name requires a copy of the student's birth certificate. To change the name, the student must present a notarized request and a copy of the signed court order showing the new legal name. To assume the spouse's name following marriage, a student must present a notarized request and a copy of the marriage certificate. A student who wishes to discontinue use of the married name and resume use of the original family name or another name must present a divorce decree or signed court order showing restoration of the original, or other, name.

MD Anderson maintains student records under the name the student had when last enrolled. A former student may not change the name on his or her permanent academic record except by presenting a notarized request and a certified copy of the signed court order showing the authorized name change.

Change of Address and/or Telephone Number

The student must give correct local and permanent addresses and telephone numbers to the Office of the Registrar, the Office of the Dean and to the program director. The student must notify these offices immediately of any changes in address or telephone number.

Students may change their addresses online via UTLINK WebStudent.

Official correspondence is sent to the address last given to the registrar and program director. If the student has moved and failed to correct this address, he or she will not be relieved of responsibility on the grounds that the correspondence was not delivered.

 

 


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