NetID Claim, How to Claim for Students

The following instructions will explain how new students can claim their NetID

In order to claim your NetID, you will need your UIN and activation code given to you by University Admissions or the Graduate College.

  • Undergraduate students: After you have accepted your admission in MyIllini, you can then find your activation code in your admitted student checklist.
  • Graduate students: Log in to the  Graduate College application status page  , and find your UIN and activation code in your admission letter.
  • University Affiliates: Contact the  Technology Services Help Desk  to obtain information on retrieving your UIN and activation code.

 NOTE: Your screens / options will vary slightly based on whether you are an undergraduate, graduate student, or affiliate. 

  1. The website to claim your NetID can be found at 

  2. Enter your UIN and click "continue"


  3. Enter your activation code.

    You may be prompted to use your NetID recovery options if you have set them before.

    Graduate and Undergraduate Students

      NetID claim welcome page

  4. You will now be asked to set your recovery options in the event that you forget or need to reset your password. Once you have finished entering at least one password recovery option, click on "Continue".

    NetID claim step 1 after welcome page, set recovery options
    This form sometimes rejects North American (+1) phone numbers. If this happens, remove the 1 from the country code field to the left of the (000) 000-0000 field. International phone numbers should be accepted with the appropriate country code.

  5. You will now be asked to set your password. As you type your desired password, green check marks will indicate that your password meets the security requirements (Identity Management, Requirements for Acceptable Passwords ).

    NetID Claim step 2, where you set your password. Now shows 12 char requirement

  6. The final screen will confirm that you have successfully completed the NetID claim process. Grad students will need to also set up 2-factor authentication at the NetID Center in order to access your email account.

    Undergrad completion screen:
    Completion screen for undergrads

    Grad student completion screen:
    Completion screen for grad students (next step, enroll in 2FA)

Keywords:NetID claim, UIN, admit ID, new student, new undergraduate, new graduate, university affiliate, undergrad, grad,   Doc ID:48110
Owner:ID M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-03-03 15:23 CDTUpdated:2022-04-04 09:00 CDT
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