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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:

  • Contact the Records Office.  You will need to visit the office in person and present an original government-issued document such as a passport, driver's license or state ID, court order, birth certificate, or marriage license as evidence of your legal name change.  You may also present these documents if you have legally changed your gender.  Records Office staff will create a copy of the document for your permanent file and update your record with the information that has been legally changed.
  • After you have completed this step send an email request for an account update. 

For Staff/Faculty

  • Speak with your supervisor and have them submit an Account Update Request.
  • Once form is submitted either send in an email request for account name update to Help Desk.
  • 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 institutionally recognized name change, follow these steps:

For Students:

  • Fill out a Update Institutionally Recognized Name Change form and submit this to Records. This form can also be found in the "Records" section of the my.mcad.edu.
  • Once form is submitted an pdf copy of this will be sent to your email. 
  • After the request is submitted our account admin will scheduled time to update all previous account names to match the correct name.

For Staff/Faculty

  • Speak with your supervisor and have them submit an 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 institutionally recognized 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 institutionally recognized 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 account name will need to be reconnected with the new account information.

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