Update Personal Information




UPDATE ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER
Current students may update the mailing address and phone number on POUNCE.

  1. Log into POUNCE
  2. Select Personal Information
  3. Select Update Emergency Contact
  4. Update information as necessary and Submit

Alumni and former students may submit a change of address/phone number by email to registrar@augusta.edu. Please provide the updated address/phone number information, verification information (i.e., date of birth, last 4 digits of social security number, etc.) and student signature.


UPDATE EMERGENCY CONTACT
Current students may update the emergency contact on POUNCE.

  1. Log into POUNCE
  2. Select Personal Information
  3. Select Update Emergency Contact
  4. Update information as necessary and Submit

NAME CHANGE

Students must complete the Name Change/Preferred Name Declaration Request Form. You may complete the form and mail or email it to our office with supporting documentation (as long as the copy you provide has a visible seal proving that it is official).  

Faculty must update name information with the Human Resources department.


NAME/PREFERRED NAME FAQS

Students must complete the Name Change/Preferred Name Declaration Request Form. You may complete the form and mail or email it to our office with supporting documentation (as long as the copy you provide has a visible seal proving that it is official).  

Faculty must update name information with the Human Resources department.

You must submit one document from Column A OR two documents from Column B.

Column A OR Column B
Adoption Papers   Birth Certificate Military ID
Court-Issued Name Change   Certificate of Naturalization Passport
Divorce Decree   Citizenship Papers Permanent Resident Card
Marriage Certificate   Driver's License or ID Card Social Security Card

Return the completed Change of Name form and required supporting documents to the Registrar’s Office or mail to Augusta University Registrar’s Office, Rains Hall, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912 or email to registrar@augusta.edu.

Augusta University recognizes that many of its students use a name other than their legal name and the university acknowledges that a preferred name should be used whenever possible in the course of university business and education. As of Fall 2017, a student's indicated preferred name will be displayed along with the legal name on class rosters and will be listed as their first name in the learning management system (D2L).  You may designate a first preferred name by completing the Name Change/Preferred Name Declaration Request Form and returning the form to the Registrar’s Office.

The university will permit the designation of a preferred name for any student who wishes to be identified within the university’s information systems with a name different from the legal name. Preferred name applies only to the first name.  The university reserves the right to remove a preferred name if it contains inappropriate or offensive language or is used for misrepresentation.

As a student, you will be able to designate a preferred name, which is:

  • a name that you can designate to be used on certain University-related records or documents in place of your legal name,
  • a name by which you wish to be known or identified in the classroom (and elsewhere on campus),
  • a name different from your legal name. For example, if a student’s legal name is William James Smith but he prefers to be called “Bill”, the student would designate the preferred name as “Bill.”

If you have other questions about preferred names, or would like to talk with someone to find out if designating a preferred name would meet your needs, please contact registrar@augusta.edu or 706-446-1430.

As of Fall 2017, preferred names will be listed on class rosters and waiting lists for use by instructors, as well as in the learning management system (D2L).

Preferred names will not be used in cases where the legal name is required, including, but not limited to, financial aid documents, official transcripts, payroll records, and federal immigration documents. In some cases, if you use a preferred name, it might be necessary to clarify that your preferred name is different from your legal name.

As the campus is engaged in several projects involving student information systems, some systems may not be able to accommodate the preferred name until a later period.

You are allowed one preferred name selection during your entire career at Augusta University. To indicate your preferred name, complete the Name Change/Preferred Name Declaration Request Form.

If you have designated a preferred name and later decide that you would prefer to use your legal name on all student records, you should complete the Name Change/Preferred Name Declaration Request Form to have the preferred name removed.