Important Information Regarding SCC Passwords

On June 1, 2015, all student accounts have been moved to the new St. Charles Community College (SCC) unified domain. As with any account, the student will need to set up a password. 

About SCC Passwords

SCC passwords are used in conjunction with your User ID (Cougar Email Address) to access the network and Web-based services, such as Canvas, campus computer logins and SCC Connection.

Every student member has been issued a User ID. The composition of the User ID is your Outlook 365 email user name:

This is created by using the first letter of your first and last name and a six digit number generated by the college.

For example, Stevie Nicks would have the User ID of: sn123456@my.stchas.edu

Default SCC Password Change

SCC uses default passwords built from the first initial of your first and last name all lower case, a special character, a period  “.” and all seven digits of your Student ID.

The structure of the default password is:

First initial of you first and last name

A special character, a period “.”

All seven digits of Student ID

Your SCC password protects your information. In order to protect such information, the use of default passwords (those passwords used when the account is created) is discouraged. This can be accomplished by using the password utilities Register or Reset Password. You may also login to a student computer on campus, press Control+Alt+Delete and select "Change a password” on the computer screen.

Default SCC Passwords

For example if your name is Stevie Nicks, your initial password should be: sn.0426784

Reset Your Password and/or Retrieve Your Login ID

SCC Connection

  1. From the SCC home page click on SCC Connection.
  2. Click on the SCC Connection link and click on the “Log In” link in the upper right corner.
  3. Log in using the following credentials:
    1. User ID (Do NOT include the @my.stchas.edu)
    2. Password (Use default password, unless you have changed it using one of the above password procedures).
  4. Click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page.
  5. You should have successfully logged in to SCC Connection.

For example, Stevie Nicks has a CougarMail of sn123456@my.stchas.edu and a student ID of 0426784

Based on this example, her SCC User ID is sn123456.

Her default password would be sn.0426784

Canvas

  1. From the SCC home page click on the Canvas link.
  1. Log in using the following credentials:
    1. Login ID (Do include the @my.stchas.edu)
    2. Password (Use default password, unless you have changed it using one of the above password procedures).
  2. Click on the Login button at the bottom of the page.
  3. You should have successfully logged in to Canvas.

For example, Stevie Nicks has a CougarMail of sn123456@my.stchas.edu and a student ID of 0426784

Based on this example, her Canvas Login ID is sn123456@my.stchas.edu

Her default password would be sn.0426784

Personalized Password

Students should change their default password to a personalized password as soon as possible.

To change your password you must first register for a secret question before you can reset your password.     

Enter the following on the Registration Page.

  1. Student ID Number
  2. Date of Birth: (mm/dd/yyyy)
  3. Last 4 digits of SSN
  4. College assigned email
  5. Click on Submit
  6. After you click on submit you will prompted to select a security question and security answer
  7. You should see “You have successfully setup the self-service portal!”

Enter the following on the Password Reset Page.

  1. Student ID Number
  2. Date of Birth: (mm/dd/yyyy)
  3. Last 4 digits of SSN
  4. College assigned email
  5. Security question
  6. Security answer
  7. Click on Submit
  8. You will need to enter your new password and confirm new password with following requirements.(Must be eight characters, must have one upper and lower case letter, one letter and one special character such as ! @ # $ . etc)
  9. Click on Submit
  10. You should see “You have successfully reset your password.”