If you are a TAMU faculty or staff member who is a former student of Texas A&M University employed under a name different from the name on your official student record, you may submit a Faculty/Staff Compass Name Change form to change the way your name will display in Compass to match the name on your TAMU payroll record. This action will affect only your faculty/staff name as it appears in Compass. It will not change the way your name appears on any official University student records (i.e., transcripts, diplomas). For information about changing the name on your official student record, see Changes to the Official Student Record below.
The name on your TAMU payroll record will be verified through the Budget and Payroll Processing System. If you wish to change the name on your payroll record, please contact Payroll Services at 979-845-2711.
Current students must follow Guidelines for Changing the Name on Official Records.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL FORMER STUDENTS: International formal students' names must appear on your University records exactly as they appear on the passport issued by your home country. The U.S. entry visa may not be used as documentation for a name change.
The legal name as maintained in the Compass Student Information System will be the name that appears on your Texas A&M University permanent record, on your diploma, and in the official commencement program. Changes permitted to your name are as follows: