Name/PAC Number Changes
Name and PAC Change Procedures
- Download a Name Change Form
- Change Your PAC Number
(Eden account required) - Use this option if you have forgotten your
PAC number, or to reinstate or establish your PAC number. If your PAC
number has been suspended for three errors, you may call the
Registrar's Office for assistance (848-445-7000 and press 5 for
Undergraduate or press 4 for Graduate).
- What is a PAC
Number and how is it determined? Your PAC is the four-digit month and
day of your birth [ie: the PAC for October 25th is "1025"]. If you did
not provide the University with your date of birth, your Rutgers PAC is
set at "0101" It is highly recommended that all students change their
PAC number from their date of birth -- see "Change Your PAC Number"
Policy on Name Changes on University Records
In the interest of accuracy, validity, and legality, it is important
that all official records compiled at the University are consistent.
Student records are maintained in the name given by the student on the
Application for Admission form. If, in your initial application, you
used a shortened version of your legal name
(Sue for Susan, Ginny for Virginia, Tom for Thomas, Mike for Michael,
Chris for Christopher, etc.), or, if you neglected to include a middle
initial and you would like to have your diploma printed in your legal name, you must complete a "Change of Name" Form prior to applying for graduation.
Students may change their names by filing the University's "Change
of Name" Form with their college registrar. This form also serves as an
affidavit that the new name will be used without the intent to defraud
or commit criminal activity.
Some internal records, such as microfilm and microfiche, cannot be
changed, and the University is not responsible for the use of different
names on this type of record. The college registrar will change all
Students are responsible for supplying the University with correct
information. The University is not responsible for delays or errors
resulting from incorrect information provided by the student.
The University requires that students use only one name at a time. A
fee will be charged if a new diploma or I.D. card is issued, or if any
other unusual expense is required to change the name.
The University Registrar requires two forms of supporting evidence
and identification that the new name is being used on other official
documents, such as a drivers license, voter registration, marriage
license, bank documents, court order, social security card, etc.
A "Change of Name" Form must be submitted to change the name on
University records. The University will cross reference all former
Rev: 11/96, 8/07
Questions and Comments
Please direct all questions and comments related to the New Brunswick Registrar's Office to:
email@example.com - for all questions relating to New Brunswick Undergraduate Students
firstname.lastname@example.org - for all questions relating to New Brunswick Graduate & Professional Students and Summer Session
Updated: February 16, 2010