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Name and Gender Change

Name Changes

A student's "name-of-record" at TAMUCC is defined as the legal name under which the student was admitted to TAMUCC. Legal name is defined as that name verified by a birth certified date, marriage certificate, social security card, passport, or court order. Students wishing to change their name in their official academic record from the name of record under which they were admitted to the University must provide the registrar with legal documentation stating their new legal name.

Upon receipt and verification of this documentation, the registrar will change the student's name in the student's official academic record. "Official academic record" in this section is defined as Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s computerized student information system (BANNER). At the registrar's discretion, minor changes in name (e.g., spelling corrections) may also be made. In such instances, the student may be expected to provide documentation such as a current driver's license with photo, social security card, or resident alien card.
To request that your academic record reflect a name change, complete and submit the Request to Change Name Form, along with supporting documentation, to the Registrar's Office.

Gender Changes

A student's official academic record reflects the gender the student-identified him- or herself as to the University when he or she applied for admission to the Unviersity. Students who subsequently wish to change the gender designation in their official academic record must provide the registrar with a certified copy of a court order showing their change of gender, or other legal identification, such as a revised driver's license reflecting their new gender. "Official academic record" in this section is defined as TAMUCC’s computerized student information system (BANNER).
Once the registrar records a gender change in a student's official academic record, the official academic record will identify only the new gender information. Note: TAMUCC transcripts and diplomas do not specifically reference gender.
To request that your academic record reflect a gender change, complete and submit the Request for Name/Gender Change Form along with supporting documentation, to the Registrar's Office.
Reissuance Of Diploma Upon Change of Name
Upon payment of the applicable fee, the University will reissue a diploma for a graduate whose name has legally changed. The reissued diploma will carry the date the degree was originally awarded.
For practical purposes, the reissued diploma will have the signatures of the current President, Provost, Deans and Chancellor.

Reissuance Of Diploma Upon Change of Name

Upon payment of the applicable fee, the University will reissue a diploma for a graduate whose name has legally changed. The reissued diploma will carry the date the degree was originally awarded.

For practical purposes, the reissued diploma will have the signatures of the current President, Provost, Deans and Chancellor.