Name Changes or Corrections

If your Name is incorrect on our records from an error on your application, or if your name has changed, you may experience difficulty in receiving transcripts or credit for your earned units, degrees or certificates. To ensure uninterrupted access to your records and accounts, please have any discrepancies corrected as soon as possible. This may be done in person, via email, or via USPS. You cannot have these corrections made over the phone by speaking to a college representative. Updates are generally processed within three (3) business days.

Your Name of Record must match the name on your Social Security Card and Government Issued Photo ID. You may not list a nickname or alias as your Name of Record.


Requesting the Correction by Mail or Email

When mailing or emailing your request, it should be in the form of a letter stating the nature of the request that includes:

  • Your corrected name
  • The name shown on our records. You can view the previous full name that we have on record on WebAdvisor.
  • Date-of-birth
  • Student ID number or Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Current address
  • Phone number
  • Your signature

If you are changing only your last name due to marriage or divorce, or if you are having a typographical error corrected, we need a copy of your government-issued photo-ID, showing your correct name. 

Acceptable IDs include: Driver's License, State ID Card, Passport, Military/Dependent ID Card.

If you are changing your name due to a court order or immigration name approval, we need a copy of that document as well.

Attach your required document(s) in a pdf format if you are emailing your request.

Written change or correction requests can be mailed or emailed to:

Fresno City College
Attn: Records
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

Phone us at 559.443.8604 if you have questions.

Preferred Name

To request a chosen/preferred name, current students can submit a chosen/preferred name request through MyPortal.

  1. Log into MyPortal
  2. Click on your current name located at the top right hand side of the page and then select the Name/Pronoun Preferences option from the context menu as shown:
    screenshot of name/pronoun preference

New or returning students can submit a chosen/preferred first name at the time of application through CCCApply.

It is important to understand that designating your chosen/preferred first name does NOT constitute a legal name change. A students' legal name will continue to be used on certain college documents, such as transcripts and financial aid documents. A student's chosen/preferred first name will display in Canvas and Self-Service, including class rosters, and wait lists for use by instructors. For legal name changes, contact your campus Admissions and Records office. Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Please note it takes between 2-4 days to process chosen/preferred first name requests and for your chosen/preferred first name to appear in Canvas and Self-Service with other apps to follow.