Records

Change personal information

Change of address

Changes to permanent, local and billing addresses can be made online through eServices, in person at the Student Services Center or by mailing a  to Records and Registration. This information cannot be taken over the telephone or by email.

Change of legal name

Changes to a student’s legal name can be made in person at the Student Services Center or by mailing a  to Records and Registration. This information cannot be taken over the phone or through email. Students requesting a name change must present official documentation with their new name, such as a driver’s license, passport, Social Security card or  court records.

Request verification

Virginia Commonwealth University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide enrollment and degree verifications. Current students can receive free enrollment verification by clicking the NSC link in the VCU portal. Employers should go directly to the NSC to request degree verifications.

Current and former students may also submit the  form to Records and Registration.

Change privacy information

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, students can request that directory information not be released without their consent. To make this request, submit the  form no later than 14 days after the beginning of the semester. If such a request is made, Records and Registration will not be able to verify attendance, earned degrees or any other directory information without the consent of the student. The request is effective until revoked in writing by the student.

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