Change Your Name

You can change your name for your Cengage account. Each time you sign in to WebAssign, your name is updated to match your Cengage account.

Cengage is committed to your privacy and does not disclose personal information except as described in the privacy policy.

In particular, your contact information is never shared with other students.

  1. Sign in to Cengage at

    Enter your Cengage email address (or username) and password. Then, click Sign In.

  2. At the top of the page, click Hello name > My Account.
  3. Update your first and last name.
    Note: Your middle initial is not synced to WebAssign.
  4. If you have not already done so, set any other required fields for your account.

    By default, student accounts are created without the following required fields, so you must set them the first time you update your account:

    • Security Question / Security Answer
    • School/Company/Institution
    • Time Zone
  5. Optional: Update your other contact information.

    Only your name and email address are synced to WebAssign.

    Note: Your Contact Method selection is not used to send notifications about WebAssign due dates or assignment changes. See Set Up Email Reminders.
  6. Optional: Update your time zone.
    Important: The time zone for WebAssign due dates and other deadlines is set for your school and can't be changed for individual accounts.
  7. Click Save Changes.