Setup Your Account

Step #1: Initial Sign in

If you have already set up your account and chosen a password, you do not have to set up your account again.  You may click here to close this window and return to the main menu.

If you have never set up your account, you will need the information from your acceptance letter that provides your username and default password.  Please provide your username from your acceptance letter, and click "Continue >" to set up your account.  


Your username was provided in your acceptance letter.
If you do not remember your username, please refer to the note below for assistance.


Accounts created before Summer 2008 follow the format: first initial of first name first two letters of last name, birthday in mmdd format, and a letter appended.  The appended letter is most often the letter a.  Ex. John Smith birthday 11/23/1980 would be jsm1123a.  Accounts created Summer 2008 or after follow the format first letter of first name, entire last name, and then a sequential number.  The sequential number could be any number 1 or higher if your name is a common name.  Ex. John Smith may be jsmith1 or jsmith2, or jsmith3.  If you are unsure of your username you will need to contact HCC staff for assistance.

Note: If you are having trouble signing in for the first time and you are in an open lab area please ask for assistance from the lab assistant, or contact  the helpdesk at 443-412-2477 and press option #3. If this is the first time you have used your account refer to your acceptance letter for your username and password.