Students may change their address and phone number in OASIS under Personal Information. Students may also change their address and phone number by completing a Personal Information Change form in person at the Registrar's office. All students are required to have an active permanent address on file.
Students whose names have been legally changed may come to the IPFW Office of the Registrar, Kettler Hall, Room 107, and file a Change of Name form. Legal documentation, such as an original social security card, marriage certificate, or official court document, must be provided to support the name change. This name change will be reflected on the student's academic record.
Mail, Fax or Email requests:
Complete the online Change of Name form and send your name change request by mail, fax or email.*
*Note: For email requests, please scan the appropriate documentation and send the images/files as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the required information outlined below. Please be aware that IT experts do not consider scanned documents to be secure.
The following information should be included in your request:
Note: To insure that your records are complete, please update your permanent address.
Name change requests should be sent to:
Office of the Registrar
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Kettler Hall 107
2101 East Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Fax: (260) 481-6110
You will be assigned a 9-digit number typically beginning with either 900 or 999 as your student identification number. It is used to identify records within IPFW and has no significance outside IPFW. It will not be provided to external agencies or individuals except in accordance with university policy on release of student information.
IPFW does not use your social security number as your student identification number except for those purposes required by law or governmental agencies (i.e. Internal Revenue Service, Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You will be assigned a 9-digit number typically beginning with either 900 or 999 as your student identification number. It is used to identify records within IPFW and has no significance outside IPFW.
Students must have legal documentation (i.e., driver’s license, marriage certificate, or divorce decree) to make a correction to the spelling of their name. To make a correction of their social security number, students must present their social security card and also their driver’s license. These changes can be done in person at the Registrar's office by completing a Personal Information Change form.
Directory information is student information which may be disclosed or publicly shared. Directory at IPFW includes:
Students who are currently registered may declare their directory information confidential by completing a Request To Restrict Directory Information form at the Registrar's office.
Bills are sent to your IPFW e-mail address. You will not receive a paper bill at your mailing address. If you prefer to receive your bill at another e-mail address, go to myIPFW and set up e-mail forwarding to your preferred e-mail address.
Grades are sent to IPFW students from the main campuses in Bloomington or West Lafayette. If you are not receiveing your grades, verify that your mailing address is correct in OASIS or in person at the Registrar's office. If your mailing address is correct in the IPFW system, request that the Registrar's office verify that your mailing address is correct in the Indiana University system or the Purdue University system.
The university must comply with any and all subpoenas for records or it may be found to be in contempt of court. A subpoena for records can be quashed, but the quash is a motion of the court. Consult with your attorney. If you notify us that proceedings for a quash are in progress, you must subsequently forward to us the court motion to quash. If the university does not receive official court documents of a quash, it is bound to comply with the demands of the original subpoena.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The IPFW policy governing access to student records, which complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is described here: http://bulletin.ipfw.edu/content.php?catoid=19&navoid=487#Release