I can’t login!

We probably spend the most time fixing account issues for students, faculty, and staff. Believe it or not, you actually have many accounts on many different systems – Portal, Moodle, Email, WIFI, lab computers, etc.  All of these begin with a high-level account that was created when you were an applicant. As your status moves through the various stages (applicant -> registered student -> alumni), the appropriate down-level accounts are created. An example of one of these accounts is the one that authenticates you to the CSC-Community WIFI network. The good news is these accounts feed from the highest-level account so you only have to remember one username and password. The bad news is the low-level accounts might not have the same password if they were created after you activated your account. A password change will usually fix the problem. Keep in mind that the password will sometimes take up to 10 minutes to synchronize to lower-level accounts. You can also try recovering your password by answering the security questions. However, if one of your parents activated your account (a practice that happens all too often), you may not know the answers – especially if they answered the questions as they pertained to them! In that case, we can clear your activation so you can reactivate and set a new password.