Changes to Your Academic Records

Change Your Name

To request a name change, you are required to supply legal documentation (i.e. copy of marriage license, adoption papers, court papers) for a legal name change. If you are applying for financial aid, a copy of your new social security card reflecting the new name will also be required. This documentation should be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records in Big Rapids with a signed letter or signed name change request form.

You may submit the request in person at the Timme Student Service Center on the main campus, or fax to (231) 591-3944, or by mail to the Office of Admissions and Records, 1201 S. State St., CSS-201, Big Rapids, MI 49307.

No documentation is required for spelling errors if the correct spelling can be verified with information in your student file.

Change Your Address

To change your address or phone number you can send an email using your MyFSU email account to offcampusadmissions@ferris.edu and they will make the changes. Please include your name, phone number, and student number in the email.

Change Your Major

If you applied to the wrong program and were admitted, or need to change from "undeclared" to a major program, you will need to meet with your academic advisor. Your advisor will make sure you are on the most direct path to your career goals. Also, they will make sure you meet the program admission requirements. If you're unsure what those are, see your advisor.