Student Records & IDs


Name Change

How do I legally change my name in Iowa?

Students who are seeking assistance with understanding the process of legally changing their name can contact Student Legal Services.

For additional information about the process of legally changing your name in Iowa, see the following guide: "Iowa Guide to Changing Legal Identity Documents" (PDF)

How can I update my student records once I legally change my name?

The policy for updating one's student records after a legal name change can be found on the Office of the Registrar's website. You will be asked to provide two forms of ID with your updated legal name.

After you have updated your name with the Registrar, you will need to update the name on your ISUCard. If you bring your old ISUCard, you will not be charged for a new card.


Gender Marker Change

How do I change the gender marker on my Iowa State student record?

The Office of the Registrar will process a gender marker change without requiring any medical and/or legal documentation. However, the Registrar requires that students request a change of a gender marker in writing.

For more information about this process, including the staff that students should contact, please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s website, under the section “Gender Marker Change Policy (when legal documentation doesn't exist)”.
 

How do I change the gender marker on my Iowa driver's license, U.S. passport, and other identity documents?

Students who are seeking assistance with understanding the process of changing the gender marker on their state and federal identity documents can contact Student Legal Services.

For information about the process of changing your gender marker on state and federal identity documents, see the following guide: "Iowa Guide to Changing Legal Identity Documents" (PDF)