Northland College recognizes that some of our students use a first name other than one’s legal first name to identify themselves. Because of this, the College allows students to use a first name different than one’s legal first name on certain college records.

Review the preferred first name policy.

Complete the form below to request to have a preferred first name instead of a legal first name reflected within specific college records. Students who have not completed this process–even those who indicated a preferred first name on one’s admissions application–will have one’s legal first name shown by default.

Complete the form below to request to have a preferred first name instead of a legal first name reflected within specific college records.  You will be contacted by IT to set up a time for the preferred name change to be implemented. We cannot update our records unless you respond to this inquiry. Students who have not completed this process–even those who indicated a preferred first name on one’s admissions application–will have one’s legal first name shown by default.

Please note that changing your preferred first name for certain records does not change your legal first name with Northland College. To legally change your name, click here.

  • Preferred Name Change Form

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