Information Changes

Change of Name, Address, and Phone Number

It is important that students update their personal information (i.e. name, address, and/or phone number). Blackhawk needs to have up-to-date information on file in the event of illness, emergency, the mailing of grade reports, etc. Students can change this information by selecting the "About Me" link located on the MyBTC homepage. Forms are available in Student Services or on MyBTC (student portal).

Preferred Name

Some BTC students are known by a first name that is different from their legal first name. Students will be able to add a preferred first name to their student record through the BTC application or submitting a “Preferred First Name Request” form to the Registration and Records Office in order to update their information.

As long as student’s use of preferred names is not for the purpose of misrepresentation, they will appear instead of the person’s legal names in BTC related systems and documents except where the use of the legal name is required by college business or legal need.

Required Use of Legal First Name

In some instances, students’ legal names must always be used regardless of whether preferred names have been added to the system. Legal names will always appear on all external use reports and documents including, but not limited to, student ID, hiring paperwork, paychecks, accounts payable checks, student billing, financial aid forms, reporting to the National Student Clearinghouse, tax forms, official College transcripts, and any other documents required by law. Legal first names can only be changed on these records when students pursue a legal name change with their home state and/or federal authorities and then submit that documentation to the Registrar’s Office.