Academics, Wellness

Preferred First Name Change

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Your preferred first name is the first name you commonly go by, and differs from your legal first name. Carleton University requires that individuals use their legal name on all legal records and official documents. However, the University is an inclusive community and acknowledges that a Preferred First Name (PFN) can and should be used whenever possible in the course of University business and education.

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