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ACT name and Common App Name Don't Match

momofuku05momofuku05 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hey guys,

I sent my ACT scores a few months ago and I noticed that my universities haven't received them. My ACT and Common App have the same first name but different last name. Is that a problem? Should I call ACT to try and change my last name or should I email every college I applied to and inform them what name I sent my scores under along with proof of payment? Thank you so much.

Replies to: ACT name and Common App Name Don't Match

  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 Registered User Posts: 5,915 Senior Member
    what clues have you given them that Suresh Shrestha and Suresh Thapa are the same person?
  • momofuku05momofuku05 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Other than my school and birth date, that is all they have.
  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 Registered User Posts: 5,915 Senior Member
    What am I missing? How could a college possibly be expected to guess that "Suresh Shrestha" and "Suresh Thapa" are the same person?

    It should be pretty obvious that calling up and saying 'hey, ACT, these 2 names are the same person, so could you just change the name' would be a problem. Assuming that you have some reasonably clear genuine basis for a name change between when you took the test and when you applied, I suggest having your GC send a letter to each school confirming that "Suresh Shrestha" and "Suresh Thapa" are the same person.
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