All passwords must meet the following requirements:
- Length of at least 15 characters (maximum 127)
- Contain at least 3 of the following 4 categories:
- Uppercase letters (A-Z)
- Lowercase letters (a-z)
- Numbers (0-9)
- Special characters (!, #, %, SPACE)
- Cannot contain your first name, last name, or login ID.
Social Security Number
If prompted, enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
Nine-digit ID number
If you don't know your nine-digit ID number, contact the appropriate office for assistance:
|Type of User||Contact|
|Incoming Students||Office of Admissions|
|Incoming International Students||Center for Global Engagement|
|Faculty, Staff, Retirees||Human Resources|
|Others||ITS Service Desk|
If you attempt to change your password and get an "error code 53", that simply means that the password you entered does not meet the above requirements. Double check the length, make sure it doesn't contain any part of your name, and make sure it includes 3 of the above 4 categories of characters.
If you still get the same error, please check it again. For example, if your name is "Lee", and you attempt to change your password to "sleeplessinSeatt1e", that won't work because the password contains the letters "lee". So, seriously, please double and triple check the password you're entering, we see this often, where a user is just forgetting one of the requirements. And if you still need assistance, please contact the ITS Service Desk.
If you're an alum without an account, or you had an account but it was disabled (perhaps due to inactivity), you can request that your account be enabled by completing the Alumni Computer Account Application Form.
To test your new password, simply visit gmail.com and login with your SNC email address and your new password.
- How to change your Banner password
- How to change your Knightline password
- Microsoft Password Requirements Document