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Article SummaryThis article explains the student network account creation and activation process.
This article is intended for all students at all campuses.

What is my network account?

Your Algonquin College network account is used to access almost all college digital services including Blackboard, student email, network and wifi on campus (ACSecure), printing, eTextbooks, and BYOD software. Note it is NOT used for ACSIS, see What is ACSIS?
Your network username is a unique combination of 4 letters (from the start of your last name) and 4 numbers. For example if your name is Pat Smith, your username may be smit1234

Getting started

When you enroll in a course or program at Algonquin College that requires network access, an IT fee (What is the IT Fee?) is part of your tuition fees and a network account is created for you. If the course or program you are registered in does not have an IT fee, you may contact the registrar's office and opt-in by paying the IT fee to get a network account. For help, see How do I opt-in to the IT Fee?

Once you pay your tuition, activation usually takes 3 business days to complete. During peak periods it may take slightly longer.

Note: Your network account will not be created until roughly 2 weeks before the start of your program, no matter if you pay your tuition way in advance of the start of your program.

Getting your AC network account info

Once your AC network account is activated, you can get your network account info by logging into ACSIS. For more information, see:
As a student you will have the same user name as long as you are enrolled at the College, your network account will not deactivate, even if you come back to the college later in life.

Why do I need this information?

For other college systems that use your AC network account, see:
Note: When you use an Algonquin College network account, you are agreeing to follow the acceptable use guidelines explained in college directive IT01: Acceptable Use Of Computer Networks and Accounts.

If you need assistance, contact ITS - How to contact ITS.



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