Adding or changing a Chosen {Preferred} Name


Students can add or change their chosen {preferred} first name in KSIS by following the steps below.


  • Students


  • KSIS


  1. Sign into KSIS with your eID and password. 
  2. From the Student Homepage in KSIS, click the Student Center tile.
  3. Scroll down to the Personal Information area.
  4. Click Names.

  5. Click Add a new name to create a new Name entry or click the pencil to edit an existing Preferred Name.

    Note: If you want to delete a name, select the Trash can.

  6. If adding a name in Name Type, select Preferred Name and enter the new preferred name.

    KSIS will ask you to add a First and Last Name in order to save, but the First Name is the only field used when syncing or sharing your Chosen {Preferred} first name with other university systems. 
  7. Click Save when finished.


Adding or changing a Chosen {Preferred} Name does not impact your Primary {Legal} Name with Kansas State University.

To learn where Chosen {Preferred} and Primary {Legal} names are used, please visit the Name Information FAQ page.

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