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Managing your NetID

What is a NetID?

Your NetID is your electronic identity at Bellevue College. Your NetID is a combination of a username and password which allows you to log in to online and computing services such a e-mail, Canvas and computers on campus.  Setting up your NetID is something you should do as soon as possible after you apply for admissions or after being hired.

How to set up your NetID

Once you’ve been issued your college SID (system identification number) and PIN (password), you’ll need to create your NetID online.

Username format

All users receive a user name based on first and last name.  The username format is: firstname.lastname. Your username becomes the first portion of your e-mail address.

Managing your password

Note: All NetID passwords expire every 120 days, so it is important that you reset your password on a regular basis.  If the expiration date passes, you will be unable to access college resources until you have updated your password.

Change or update password

We provide online self-service tools for managing your NetID password at

If you are a PC user, you may also opt to reset your password directly through your desktop computer at your desk.  Choose CTL+ALT+Delete and then choose Change Password. If you’ve been away from the college for a while and don’t remember your username, you may look it up online. Review the NetID password rules and standards.

Services available using NetID

You’ll use your NetID to access important college services such as:

  • BC e-mail
  • MyBC, college web portal
  • Course sites (Canvas)
  • Classroom computers
  • Open Lab computers (students only)

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