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PREFERRED NAME

Students now have the option to use a Preferred Name that will display in many, but not all, locations throughout UW-Green Bay's systems. Class and grade rosters, the Outlook email directory, and the on-line web directory will all display the student's Preferred Name. Some locations, though, will display the student's Primary Name (usually the legal name). These will include academic records (transcripts), financial information, and FERPA.    


Class and Grade rosters will display the preferred name

Class Roster with Preferred Name

Grade  Roster with Preferred Name

When looking at the student's Unofficial Transcipt you will see the student's Primary Name

Unofficial Transcript - Preferred Name

 

When looking at the student's Academic Requirements (Advisement) Report you will see the student's Preferred Name

Academic Requirements-Preferred Name

 

The key to ensuring that you are working with the correct student is to use the student's ID number. When a students choose to have a Preferred Name they are encouraged to use their student ID number in all transactions with university employees.