Update Your Student Data

Email Address Change

Students may update their preferred email address by editing their profile on Penn Directory. Through Penn Directory, students can also control which contact information is made available to other members of the Penn community.  

Address Change

Students may update any of the information using the Addresses link on Penn InTouch.

Permanent  Address A current permanent address is required for all students.
Local Address The address to be used when classes are in session. For students living in College Houses, this is updated automatically by College Houses & Academic Services. 
Learning From Address The address to be used over summer break or when a student is studying at another institution.  
Diploma Address The address to be used for diploma mailing.
Emergency Contact Address Contact information to be used in the event of an emergency involving the student. 
Parent/Guardian/Sponsor  1  Address Address of the student’s parent/guardian/sponsor.
Parent/Guardian/Sponsor  2 Address Address of the student’s second parent/guardian/sponsor.

Student Data Changes 

The following data changes or corrections require legal documentation to be provided to the Office of the University Registrar. Students may update any of this information using the online Student Data Update Form. All required documentation may be provided as an attachment with the request form. 

Note: We can accept photos of documents taken with a cell phone as long as the images are legible.

Legal Name

Please provide these items with your request form:

  1. Photo ID showing former name such as PennCard, state driver’s license or valid passport

  2. One of the following second forms of documentation for verification of the legal name change:  

    • Legal Name Court Order
    • Driver’s license 
    • Valid passport
    • Social Security Card
    • Birth certificate
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree*
      *Please note: If you are changing your name after a divorce, the divorce decree should indicate a change of name approval included as part of the decree.

Social Security Number

Please provide these items with your request form:

  1. Photo ID such as PennCard, state driver’s license or valid passport

  2. One of the following forms of documentation for verification of SSN:

    • A Social Security Card or other Social Security Administration documentation validating the SSN
    • A copy of a state or federal tax document
    • An employment record containing the SSN
    • A military document containing the SSN (such as a military ID card)
    • A government issued ID card containing the SSN 
    • A driver’s license, permit or ID card containing the SSN (must be government issued)
    • Tribal ID card containing the SSN
    • Medical Benefits card containing the SSN
    • Any acceptable document submitted as proof of legal presence/identity or residence address containing the SSN

Note: SSN changes are only made Monday through Thursday. 

Marital Status Change

Please provide these items with your request form:

  1. Photo ID such as PennCard, state driver’s license or valid passport
  2. Marriage certificate or divorce decree

Date of Birth

Please provide these items with your request form:

  1. PennCard
  2. One of the following  forms of documentation for verification of birth date:
    • Birth certificate
    • Driver’s license
    • Valid passport

Citizenship Status

Please provide these items with your request form:

  1. PennCard
  2. One of the following forms of documentation for verification of citizenship status
    • Valid passport
    • Permanent resident card
    • Certificate of naturalization