Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) recognizes that usage of primary names, whenever possible, is key to creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for all students. A primary name, sometimes referred to as preferred name, is a first name that students can designate to be used instead of a legal first name. Students may opt to use a primary name, however it is not required. Currently, students are able to request that the college update their LWTech email address and Canvas display name to reflect a primary name. It is important to note that making these changes to the student email address and Canvas display name is not the same as a legal name change through a court system.
To change your LWTech email address to your primary name, please contact the Enrollment Services office with your request. You will need to provide your legal name, Student ID Number, and your preferred name to be changed on your LWTech email and Canvas.
West Building, W201
When current students update their primary name at LWTech, this change is reflected on all classroom rosters used by their instructors. Students can update their primary name online at any time, or make the request in person at the Enrollment Services counter, West Building, W201.
Continue for detailed instructions.
Enter your ‘ctcLink ID’ number, and click on the ‘Next’ button. Then enter your ‘Password’ and click on the ‘Verify’ button.
On the left side navigation bar, click ‘My Profile’.
In the newly appeared dropdown, select ‘Biographical Information’.
Click ‘Add Name’. Then click on ‘Preferred’.
Fill out information fields and click ‘Save’.
Only first name and last names are required information fields.
Use the three options for address, phone, or email to update.
Click ‘Save’ after each change. Mark the ‘Preferred’ box to choose the information as your default option.
Review your changes in the ‘General Info’ tab.
Your legal name will be used in business processes and other activities that require use of a legal name. These include:
Please file an Information Change Form to change your legal name as a student at LWTech. The form can be found on the LWTech Registration & Enrollment Services Forms page.
If at any time you feel unsafe or think or feel that you have been discriminated against by faculty, staff, or other students at LWTech, we encourage you to file a report through our online reporting form.
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