Changing Your Name at CMC
CMC understands that a person’s name helps define a person’s identity and sense of self and we want people to feel comfortable at CMC.
You can update your legal name and chosen name at anytime during your time at Colorado Mountain College and even as an alumni.
To update your legal name at CMC please complete the Name Change Form and attach the legal documentation indicating your previous name and your new name. Once processed your legal name will be updated across all CMC systems/applications. You can also choose to receive a new username and email address to reflect your updated name by checking the box on the form. Please note that a new username and email can take a few weeks to be processed.
Please ensure you also update your legal name with the Social Security Administration, on your FAFSA and with Selective Service.
If you entered a chosen first name on your Application to CMC it will be used across most CMC systems and documents - see the drop downs below for more information.
You can add or update your chosen name at CMC using the Name Change Form and no documentation is required. If you entered a chosen first name on your application but want to add a chosen middle name this is also the form you would use.
On the form, enter your legal name and then indicate your chosen first name and chosen middle name (if applicable). Please note that last names can only be updated legally.
You can also choose to receive a new username and email address to reflect your chosen name by checking the box on the form. Please note that a new username and email can take a few weeks to be processed.
Please note that there are some documents and systems where legal name has to be used please see the dropdown below.
Name Change Resources
There are grant programs for people who want to change their legal names and gender markers on legal identification documents. These resources are available to help you:
The Colorado Name Change Project
The Colorado Name Change Project is for transgender and gender diverse people who are Colorado Residents and need assistance in changing their legal names and gender markers.
Trans Lifeline is for trans and non-binary people who need financial assistance to change their legal names and gender markers. You do not have to be a Colorado resident to benefit from this grant.
SUPPORT at CMC
If you have submitted a Name Change Form and your name is not displaying correctly please contact the Registrar’s Office immediately:
If you are having any issues with your name change, gender identity or pronouns please reach out to your Counselor or submit a confidential CMC Cares Report to receive assistance.