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Account Name Change

If you are a student, faculty, or staff member at MCAD and would like to change the name associated with your MCAD based accounts we are happy to inform you this can be done without sacrificing any prior account access or information.

MCAD has received requests for name changes for various reasons: a change in marital status, legal name changes, and preferred name changes. As such, we’d like to outline this process for you.

If you have legally changed your name and need it updated follow these steps:

For Students:

  • Fill out a Change of Address form with the Records office and submit it.
  • Once form is submitted either send in an email request for account name update to Help Desk or stop in.
  • After a request is submitted a time will be scheduled to update all the account names to match the correct name. 

For Staff/Faculty

  • Speak with your supervisor to submit the account update request
  • Once form is submitted either send in an email request for account name update to Help Desk or stop in
  • After a request is submitted a time will be scheduled to update all the account names to match the correct name.

For legal name change adjustments, all MCAD systems will be corrected: this includes, email, print accounts, server access, Blackboard, library access, wi-fi connectivity, myMCAD, transcripts, financial aid, your MCAD ID card, MCAD diplomas, and paychecks. For transcripts and bill pay based systems there may be a delay in this update in hand with your bank account information. We apologize for those delays you may experience. 

If you are submitting a preferred name change, follow these steps:

For Students:

  • Fill out a Change of Address form with the Records office and submit it.
  • Once form is submitted either send in an email request for account name update to Help Desk or stop in.
  • After a request is submitted a time will be scheduled to update all the account names to match the correct name.

For Staff/Faculty

  • Speak with your supervisor to submit the account update request
  • Once form is submitted either send in an email request for account name update to Help Desk or stop in
  • After a request is submitted a time will be scheduled to update all the account names to match the correct name.

For preferred name change adjustments the following MCAD systems will be corrected: email, print accounts, library access, server access, wi-fi connectivity, Blackboard, and your MCAD ID card.

We are unable to update a preferred name change to legally based information such as transcripts, paychecks, and financial aid based information (scholarships, tuition payments, etc). In those areas a legal name will still be listed, and for this we apologize. 

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After we have completed our system update to the correct name, we strongly recommend getting any MCAD based laptops re-imaged so that we may rename your computer to the correct name. All smart phones, tablets, and laptops that were previously connecting to the wireless with a prior name will need to be reconnected with the new account information.

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