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Changing Ann Arbor Campus Personal Information

Before applying to Rackham Graduate School ensure that the personal information you will submit with your application matches the information in Ann Arbor campus records.

Types of Personal Information

Legal documentation is usually required to update personal information. Please consult with the Registrar’s Office or the Shared Services Center to determine which documents you will need to make the update.

  • Primary Name (Legal Name)
  • Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • Birth Location, Birth Country, Birth State
  • Gender
  • National ID: U.S. Social Security Number
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Citizenship Status: Citizenship Status in the United States
  • Visa/Permit Data
  • Ethnicity/Racial Survey

Example Scenario

A former undergraduate from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus changes their legal name after graduating. They plan on applying to a master’s program within Rackham. We advise that they use the U-M Human Resources Personal Data Changes eForm before submitting their application for admission, and request that their legal name be changed in their Ann Arbor campus records to ensure that the name entered in the application matches.

Supporting Gender Inclusivity

The Rackham admissions application now includes questions allowing prospective graduate students to provide their pronouns, select from an expanded list of gender identities, and submit the preferred name that they would like to be used when being addressed. Responses to the sex question will be removed from application materials generated by Rackham for admissions committees; and, if an applicant enters a preferred name, the preferred name will be used in lieu of the response to the first or given name question. These changes were made to support the gender inclusivity of the Rackham application and the efforts of programs to matriculate the students whom they admit.

Current Students

Current students should contact the Registrar’s Office to update their personal information. If you have questions, email the Registrar’s Office at [email protected] or call 734.647.3507.

You can update your personal information by visiting a Student Services Site or by sending your request by mail to the address below. Please note, personal information should never be sent via email.

Student Services – Central Campus
Office of the Registrar
University of Michigan
2200 SAB
515 East Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316

Processing takes one to three business days after all required documentation is received.

Former Students, Alumni, and Current Ann Arbor Employees

Former students, alumni, and current Ann Arbor employees should use the U-M Human Resources Personal Data Changes eForm to update their personal information. If you have questions, email the Shared Services Center at [email protected] or call 734.615.2000 or 1.866.647.7657.

Follow the directions for completing and submitting the form and associated legal documents. Please note, personal information should never be sent via email.

Former Employees and Retirees

If you are a former employee or retiree please do not fill out the eForm: Contact the U-M Human Resources Customer Care Team to process your request.

U-M Human Resources Customer Care Team: 734.615.2000 press one, press one

If You Are an International Citizen Holding a Non-Immigrant Visa

Consult with the office that issued the immigration documents for the non-immigrant visa to determine if the change in personal information will impact your immigration documents before changing personal information. Changing the personal information in your University of Michigan record may require requesting new immigration documents.