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California State University, Long Beach

Request Preferred Name Change

Note: There are restrictions on what will be accepted as a student’s Preferred Name. It cannot be a nickname, cannot contain foul or inappropriate language, nor can it be used for purposes of misrepresentation. For more information, please visit Setting Your Preferred First Name

  1. Step 1 In the Personal Information section, click on the Names link.

  2. Screen shot of Personal Information menu

  3. Step 2 Click on the “Request Preferred Name Change” button.

  4. Screen shot of Email Addresses edit page

  5. Step 3 Enter your Requested Preferred First Name.

  6. Step 4 Click the “Submit” button.

  7. Screen shot of the Preferred First Name Change page, with an arrow on the Submit button

  8. Step 5 Your requested preferred name will appear with a Name Type of “Requested”.

  9. Screen shot of the Preferred First Name Change page, with an arrow on the Submit button

    The processing time for preferred first name changes is approximately 3 business days. You will receive a confirmation email once it has been approved and updated in the system.

    Screen shot of the Names page, displaying the new Preferred Name