Name, Birth Date & SSN

Update your name, date of birth, or Social Security number

We make it easy to keep the most basic information about you up to date.

Change your name

We maintain three names for you:

  • Preferred. You can change your first and/or middle name to a nickname or shortened version of your name (e.g., Matt instead of Matthew). Your preferred name is used in Canvas and on class and grade rosters.
  • Primary. This is your legal name according to the federal government and the state of Indiana. It’s on your academic record, transcripts, and your diploma (unless you’ve indicated a degree name).
  • Degree. This is used on your diploma only. You can request a variation of your legal name for your diploma (e.g., your middle initial rather than your full middle name).  Requests for additional changes can be made, but must meet IU's Preferred Name policy.

Fix an error in your birth date

If we have your birth date incorrect, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Update your Social Security number

Is your Social Security number (SSN) missing or incorrect? You can add or update it in the SSN/educational tax credit verification area of One.IU.

If you’re unable to change your SSN through One.IU, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Learn how to update your other personal information

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