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Preferred Display Name

Students: Use this form to change your first name in certain ASU systems, listed below, without changing your Primary (legal) name. Form instructions.

  • Preferred First Name form submissions may not be immediately reflected in university communications including emails, SMS text messages and more. 

  • Once you submit this form you have begun the process to change your preferred name. It can take up to 72 hours for your preferred name to display in the various ASU systems. Preferred Display Name is not visible to those with My ASU Guest Access. 

Your Preferred Name will not print on your diploma. Submit a Diploma Name request instead.  

A change to your preferred name will update some ASU systems but not others. Systems updated with the Preferred Name include:

  • Canvas
  • My ASU
  • Zoom
  • Slack
  • iSearch
  • DARS
  • iPOS
  • Class Roster
  • Grade Roster
  • More

Faculty/staff: See Instructions for Faculty/Staff Preferred Display Name Change.

Legal Name Change: In order to change your legal name and update your name in all ASU systems, submit a Student Name Change form. This is a formal legal name change form and will permanently update your name on all platforms and will be visible on iSearch and to those with My ASU Guest Access.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact University Registrar Services at registrar@asu.edu or 480-965-3124.

Preferred Display Name form


Click here to submit the form electronically via DocuSign (instructions).  Electronic submissions will automatically be sent to the Registrar's office.

Having trouble downloading a form?

If you are having issues opening one of the forms above, please follow these instructions:

  • Right-click on the form link and choose "Save link as...", or similar depending on your browser.
  • Choose a location on your computer to save the form.
  • Navigate to the location of the saved form on your computer and double-click it to open.
  • To view and complete a parent form, make sure the parent is logged into My ASU as a guest.

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