How do I change my name on my student records?

In order to change the name that is on a student record, the student must submit a written request with evidence of the name change to the Office of the Registrar. The request needs to include:

  • student name
  • student ID or social security number
  • statement requesting a name change.

The student must provide a copy of his/her Social Security card with his/her current legal name and any of the following with the same current, legal name:

  • driver’s license
  • passport
  • marriage certificate
  • court order.

The request and necessary documentation can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Office of the Registrar.

Mail: Office of the Registrar, SUNY Empire State College, 2 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4390

Email: registrarsoffice@esc.edu — Requests and documentation can be attached as a PDF and emailed.

Fax: 518-580-0105 — Office of the Registrar, SUNY Empire State College