Name Change

Please check the legal name McMaster has recorded for you, by reviewing your name in the Mosaic Student Centre.

Graduating Students:

The last day for a name change or edit to ensure your diploma is printed correctly for the Spring 2017 Convocations:

  • Health Science students (excluding Nursing): April 14, 2017
  • Non-Health Sciences students (including Nursing): May 16, 2017

Edits to names:

For minor edits to your name (see examples below), please contact the Registrar’s Office at 905-525-4600 or visit us in Gilmour Hall room 108.

Examples:

  • Capitalization: Mcmaster – McMaster
  • Missing character: OSullivan – O’Sullivan

Preferred Name Changes:

You can add a preferred name in the Mosaic Student Centre > Names section.
Please note: adding a preferred name does not change the legal name on file, but it does inform instructors for the class list.


Name Changes – Trans-identified Students:

In support of our trans-identified students, a name change may be requested without legal documentation. Students are welcome to contact the Assistant Registrar, Services at 905.525.9140 ext. 24553 for assistance.

Legal Name Changes:

To request a formal name change please download the Name Change Form (PDF) and visit the Office of the Registrar (GH108) in person. You will be required to present one of the following original documents in support of your request: name change certificate, birth certificate, current passport, marriage certificate, or current driver’s license.

Have Questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

What’s New

Looking for the 2017-18 Undergraduate Calendar? You can find it here.

Need to upload a transcript attachment? Click here.

Graduating Fall 2017?  Please complete the Graduation Information Centre online form to confirm attendance,  or to request mailing/pick-up of your diploma.

Students requesting an early release of your diploma please read the policy carefully. If you think that you qualify, please email the Assistant Registrar, Services with your request and supporting documentation.

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