Students of Missouri Western State University may change their preferred first name or their legal name (first, middle last) in the university’s student records system during their attendance at MWSU.
Preferred first name will be included on class rosters, within GoldLink and in most university communications. A complete listing of systems/documents where preferred first name will be used may be found within the Preferred Name Policy. Click on the link below to access the form required to make a change to your preferred first name. Requests can be submitted to the Registrar’s Office in person, by mail or by Missouri Western email. A student signature is required.
A legal name change will be included on all student records. Click on the link below to access the form required to make a change to your legal name. Valid documentation must also be included with this request. Valid documentation includes:
- Current, government-issued ID card such as driver’s license, military ID, passport
- Current, valid Social Security card
- Certified copy of a court order, a marriage certificate, or a dissolution decree reflecting the new name in full
A request for a legal name change can be submitted to the Registrar’s Office in person, by mail or by Missouri Western email. A student signature is required.