Preferred Name

Preferred Name Change Form

If you would like Normandale Community College to use a preferred name instead of your legal name please fill out a form to complete this request.Students can pick up and return the preferred name form in person at the Records Office (C1083). Employees can pick up and return the preferred name form in person at Human Resources (L2775). Student can also print off the above PDF form, fill it out, and bring it to the Records Office. Employees can print off the above PDF form, fill it out, and bring it to Human Resources.

You may request a preferred first, middle and/or last name. Normandale Community College reserves the right to deny a requested preferred name if the requested name is inappropriate, such as: to avoid a legal obligation, to misrepresent, violates some system policy, etc.

You may change your preferred name by completing this form again; individuals do not have the ability to change a preferred name independently. You may be asked to show photo identification for security purposes.

Once you fill out the form, your preferred name will appear on the following areas:

Normandale Preferred Name Areas

  • Normandale Email Account
  • Normandale Diploma
  • Normandale Honors program lists
  • Normandale Food Service Card
  • Normandale Commencement program
  • Normandale Foundation Alumni records
  • Normandale Student ID card
  • Normandale Library records

MnSCU Preferred Name Areas

  • Class rosters, advisee list, grade and LDA (last date of attendance) entry, wait list report and grade change request
  • Timecards
  • Students/employees homepage on D2L and e-Services homepage
  • Faculty advisee lists
  • Student invoice

Your Legal Name will still appear in the following areas:

  • Official and unofficial transcripts
  • Paychecks and pay stubs
  • Financial Aid records
  • Official correspondence from Normandale
  • Tax forms
  • Federal immigration documents
  • SEVIS records
  • I-9’s
  • International student documentation