How Do I Change My Username?

When you first create an account on College Confidential, you have to create a username. By default, if you use your Google or Facebook account, your username will include your first and last name. That is not recommended on CC, so here’s how you can change it:

1. Click on your profile circle in the upper right. Click the little person icon.
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2. Click on Preferences.

3. Click the little pencil next to your username.
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If you don’t see a pencil, it means you are out of the initial 60 day window to change your username. Send a private message to an admin (like me) to request a username change. Be sure to include what you would like it changed to.

4. Enter your new username and click "Change"

All done!


I bookmarked it…and will forward to folks. And I’m guessing anyone outside of the time window should just message you? @CC_Mike

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That’s right! Outside the window, send me a PM with your new requested username and I’ll be happy to change!


Mike, can you also provide an email address please for users who don’t have enough posts to pm?

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If you don’t have enough permission to PM, send an email to


Hey @CC_Mike, I’m trying to get my username changed. Not sure if my mesages are getting through to you, but would love your help! Thanks

We have a backlog because of summer vacation. We’re working down the backlog and should be handling your request soon.

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