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Academic Technology Launchpad: Account Info

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

madison college logo on computerYour Student Account - username and password - gives you access to college resources computer help students logo

Get started: Set up your Student Account  OR  Change or Reset your Password

Help with Student Accounts - Username and Password

Username the part before the @ in your college email address   

College email address = 

How to find your username, student ID number, and email address

From myMadisonCollege- select the Find Username link. 

Your Student ID number is also printed on your OneCard (Student ID card), or can be found after logging into myMadisonCollege.

Password Policy for College Accounts

Minimum Password Standard for College Accounts 

Length - your Password must be at least 10 characters long. Maximum length 25 characters.

Complexity -  your Password should contain at least one (1) character from three (3) of the following categories: 

  • Uppercase letters (A-Z)
  • Lowercase letters (a-z)
  • Digits (0-9)
  • Special characters ( ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ - + = ` | \ ( ) { } [ ] : ; " ' < > , . ? /)


  • Do not use your Username, or your first, last, or middle name as part of the password.
  • Do not use a Special Character as the first character in the Password when creating a student account. 
  • Follow any on screen prompts to help create a secure password. 

Changing your Password

  • Do not reuse any of your last 4 passwords. 
  • Change your password at least once per year.
  • Don't get locked out - After changing your password, remember to update your personal computer and mobile accounts right away on your personal computers or mobile devices for any college accounts  (Blackboard, email, MC-Secure wireless,...) Your account may become locked if a device tries to connect unsuccessfully too many times.

from College Password Policy - effective 2015


Password length and complexity, and changing passwords periodically, helps ensure the security of your network account, and college network security. 

Name Changes = 2 Step Process

1: If your name has legally changed or is misspelled, or you'd like to add a preferred first name, contact the Enrollment Center to have your student record information updated. Phone: 608-246-6210 More information

2: After that is complete, contact the Technology Services Help Desk 608-246-6666 B2277 if you would like your username and student email address updated.

Student and Employee Accounts

If you are a student and also an employee, you will have both a Student Account and an Employee Account. You will have two accounts with two usernames, passwords, and email addresses.The policies, allocations and permissions vary. 

Application Account - ApplyWeb / College Net Information

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Your username and password for your program or certificate admissions application is probably different than your Madison College Student Account username and password. They are separate processes.