Changing Your Name
Name changes may be made for several reasons, including marital status change, misspelling, or desire to go by another name. The signature of the person on record is required for any name change.
The name listed on the Academic Record and Employment Record at BYU must be the legal name of the individual.
If an individual has an academic record at BYU (any BYU credit) and/or is enrolled for courses or admitted as a student to BYU, documentation is needed in addition to a signature for a name change. If an individual is employed at BYU, or has been within the last tax year, a copy of the Social Security Card is the ONLY documentation accepted for a name change of employed individuals, and the person’s name on record must appear exactly as it does on the Social Security Card. If not employed within the last year, acceptable forms of documentation include: social security card, driver's license, or marriage certificate. If the individual is/was an international student, then a copy of the passport/visa is acceptable.
To change your name:
Go to the Records Office (B-150 ASB), fill out a name change form and provide documentation.
Mail or fax in a signed, written request with documentation (if required) to:
Provo, UT 84602
Fax: (801) 422-0613
Changing Your Marital Status
Marital status may be changed in person at the Records Office (B-150 ASB), or online:
- Login to MyBYU. In the Campus Links section, click on the Communication folder, then the “Personal Information” link.
- Click on the “Personal” tab.
- Change the marital status drop-down to your correct status.
- Click “OK” on the popup, confirming it is your true and legal marital status.
- Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the screen.
Or, you may mail or fax in a signed, written request stating your true and legal marital status to:
Provo, UT 84602
Fax: (801) 422-0613
Adding/Removing a Spouse or Dependents
To add or remove a spouse or dependents from your record, you must do so at the Records Office (B-150 ASB), or send us a written, signed statement. These changes cannot be made online. In order to add a spouse or dependent, we must have the individual's full name (include maiden name if applicable), date of birth, gender, and social security number (or if the individual already has a BYU record, their BYU ID number or Net ID.)
Changing Your Address
You may update your mailing, permanent, residential, or work address by clicking here.
Log into MyBYU and type “address” into the Quick URL box. You may then make changes to any addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses listed. You may also select that this information be unlisted by checking that box before saving your entry.
To add your SSN to your record, or if your SSN is listed incorrectly, you must submit a copy of your signed social security card to the Records Office by mail, fax, or in person.
If an incorrect birth date is listed on your BYU account, you may submit a signed change request to the Records Office by mail, fax, or in person.
If the incorrect gender is listed on your BYU account, please call or submit a written request to the Records Office by mail, fax, or in person.
Students who wish to change their religious status to LDS must bring a copy of their baptismal certificate, a letter from their bishop, or membership record stating their baptism date to the Records Office by mail, fax, or in person.
Current students who wish to change their LDS religious status must initiate the process through the Honor Code Office (4440 WSC, 422-2847).
Students who are not LDS and wish to change their religious status to another non-LDS religion may do so online through MyBYU > Campus Links > Communication > Personal Information.
Login to MyBYU. Then go to Campus Links > Communication > Personal Information. Then click on the "Personal" tab. If your citizenship needs to be updated and you are unable to change it online, you must submit a copy of government issued ID that verifies your citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport, Certificate of Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization) to the Records office (B-150 ASB) by mail, fax, or in person. Naturalization forms cannot be copied, so they must be presented in person.