IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: International 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:
Name changes for degree candidates must be completed no later than one week prior to the deadline to apply for graduation without a late fee. Students changing names after this date may be required to pay another diploma fee to cover the cost of reordering. Diplomas ordered after this name change deadline may not be received in time for the commencement ceremony (contact the Degree Audit Office for further details).
If requesting your change of name in person, the original documents must be presented to the Records section where a copy will be made for your student file. Only a certified copy of an original legal document will be accepted by mail. No change of name will be processed on the basis of a document sent by facsimile (fax).