Diploma Name Option

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By default, your “primary” name (as it is entered in Albert and as it appears on your NYU transcript) is printed on your diploma. You can elect to have your “preferred” (or chosen) name (as it is entered in Albert) printed on your diploma by updating the Diploma Options page in your Student Center before your conferral date. 

  • Important Note for Students of Professional Schools (e.g. Law, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry):  Before opting to print your “preferred” name on your NYU diploma, please take into consideration that professional licensing requirements often require you to use your legal name. For example, State Bar application and licensure and federal employment/guidelines require the use of the legal name. Therefore, not using your “primary” legal name on a diploma may result in the rejection, delay, scrutiny, and/or requirements for additional proof of identification associated with any applications for employment, licensure, credentialing, visa applications, and/or other processes that require verification of your education records.

For more information, please see NYU’s web page on diplomas.

Important: The deadline to use this option for May 2019 Graduation is May 21, 2019.