ARCHIVED: Review or change your student or applicant personal information

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Once yearly, as a student, you'll be prompted to review and/or update your local address and emergency contact information via an interrupt when logging into IU services.

To change your personal information as an IU student or applicant:

  • Primary name (your official name with the university):
    • Enrolled students: If your name has been legally changed or requires editing, file a "Request for Change of Name" form through your campus Office of the Registrar.
      Mail or bring the completed form with your handwritten signature to your Registrar, including the required legal documentation (such as a copy of your Social Security card, marriage certificate, or official court document). Do not send these via email.

      If you are or have ever been employed by Indiana University, even as a work-study employee, please provide documentation, such as a photocopy of your driver's license. If you are or were an IU employee and your marital status has changed, please provide a copy of appropriate documentation. This will be used in adjusting any employee benefits. Contact Human Resources with any questions.

    • Undergraduate applicants: Contact your campus admissions office.
    • Graduate or professional applicants: Contact the office to which you applied.
  • Other personal information (not your primary name):
    1. Go to Personal Information.
    2. You'll see four tabs: General Info, Biographical Info, Contact Info, and Emergency Contacts. Click the desired option at the top of the page, and follow the prompts to edit, delete, or add information. You can change the following information on each tab:
      • General Info:
        • Go to FERPA Restrictions: View/edit FERPA restrictions on your educational record.
      • Biographical Info:
        • Preferred Name: Your preferred name (the name you prefer the university use when communicating with you), and any other official names you have on file.
        • Ethnicity: View/edit information about your race and ethnicity.
      • Contact Info:
        • Addresses: View/edit addresses the university will use to contact you, including home and local addresses. Local address is a specific address type which refers to where you reside while taking classes.
          If you're a former IU Bloomington student who has not been enrolled in any classes for two consecutive terms and whose computing accounts have been disabled, you should instead submit address changes through Student Central on Union's contact form. From the "Topic" drop-down list, under "Student Records", select Update Name or Profile.
        • Phones: Phone numbers the university will use to contact you, including primary, secondary, and cell phones
        • Emails: Email addresses the university will use to contact you, including both your official IU address and any non-IU email addresses you have registered.
      • Emergency Contacts:
        • Emergency Contacts: Contact information (name, address, phone number) for any individuals you wish to be contacted by the university in an emergency. This area is only available to be edited by admitted or enrolled students.

Students, faculty, staff, and affiliates are listed in the IU Directory if they have a valid IU username and email address (that is, they have created their first computing accounts). The IU Directory updates nightly. After information has populated through various systems, it may take a day for new records to appear.

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Last modified on 2021-09-10 13:21:06.