NetID Claim, How do students and university affiliates claim their NetID

The following instructions will explain how new students and university affiliates 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 ApplyYourself to look up your UIN and activation code.
  • University Affiliates: Contact the Technology Services Help Desk to obtain information on retrieving your UIN and activation code.
  1. The website to claim your NetID can be found at

  2. Enter your UIN and activation token in the spaces provided and click "Log In"

    NetID Claim

  3. The following screen will display your NetID and begin guiding you through each step to complete the process. Click on "Continue" to proceed.

                                       Graduate and Undergraduate Students                                                                                          University Affiliates
    NetID Claim Page 2Claim NetID University Affiliates

  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 (or have chosen to opt-out), click on "Continue".

    Claim NetID Page 3

  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.

    Set Password

  6. The next screen will take you to set your University email account. You will be returned back to this page after you have successfully completed setting up your email.
    (At this point, University Affiliates will have completed the NetID Claim process and should see the confirmation page, similar to the one shown on Step 11.)


  7. In order to set up your University ( email account, make sure any checkboxes are selected before clicking "Continue".

                                                  Undergraduate Students                                                                                                             Graduate Students
    Select ServiceGraduate Email
  8. Undergraduate students will also need to read and accept the terms of service in the yellow box. Once you are finished, you can click on "Go to Step 2 - >"

    Terms of Service

  9. Undergraduate students will now be asked how you want your University emails delivered: 

    Email Delivery

  10. The next screen will confirm your email settings. Click on "Continue with NetID Claim Process" to proceed to the final step.

                                                   Undergraduate Students                                                                                                                     Graduate Students

    Email CompleteGraduate Email Confirmation

  11. The final screen will confirm that you have successfully completed the NetID claim process. You may now click on "Finish and Log Out" to exit the screen.


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:2017-04-10 13:46 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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