Name and Social Security Number Changes

Legal Name Change

A name change requires a signed, completed request form and an original or notarized copy of one of the following documents.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Divorce Decree
  • Marriage License
  • Court Ordered Name Change
  • Social Security Card
  • (a Passport IS NOT acceptable documentation)

Requests are generally processed within 2 business days of submission. The request and documentation should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in room 104 of the Tech Tower (Administration Building) or mailed to:

Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Student Records
Atlanta, GA 30332-0315

Name Change Form


Student Chosen/Preferred Name

Students may opt to go by a chosen/preferred first name and/or middle name or initial that is different from their legal first name, but students must be aware of the conditions and caveats for the Student Chosen/Preferred Name option. The Student Chosen/Preferred Name page communicates essential information and answers frequently asked questions.

Student Chosen/Preferred Name


Social Security Number Change

A social security number change requires a signed, completed request form and an original or notarized copy of of the social security card.

Requests are generally processed within 2 business days of submission. The request and documentation should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in room 104 of the Tech Tower (Administration Building) or mailed to:

Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of the Registrar
Student Records
Atlanta, GA 30332-0315

Social Security Change Form