Oct 19, 2019  
2019-2020 
    
2019-2020

Using MYCOMMNET



What is NetID and What is It Used For?

All Norwalk Community College students are issued a NetID (student identification number). You will use this number to enter myCommNet, Blackboard Learn and other services. Your NetID is a permanent ID #. You must use this same ID # at all Connecticut Community Colleges.

If you do not know your NetID or remember your Password, you have several options in retrieving it:

  • Go to the NCC website (www.norwalk.edu) and login to myCommNet and click on the NetID Lookup Utility.
  • Use one of the many self-service kiosks located on both the east and west campuses.
  • Bring photo identification (e.g. driver's license, state identification card) to the Records Office, room E102, or the IT Help Desk, room E319.

Q. What is my NetID?

A. If you are a student, your NetID is made up of the following information:

  • Eight digit Student ID # without the @ sign at the beginning (student ID # generated by the college software)
    Example: A student with a Student ID # of @87654321, will have the following NetID: 87654321@student.commnet.edu
    NOTE: Your NetID (Student ID) is a permanent ID #. You must use this same ID # at all Connecticut Community Colleges.

Q. What is my initial NetID password?

A. The initial password for all new NetID users will be the following:

  • First three characters of your birth month (with first letter capitalized)
  • Ampersand character ("&")
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number*
    Example: For a user with a birth date on 11/24/98 and a social security number of 123-45-6789, the initial password will be the following: Nov&6789
    NOTE: You will be forced to change your password the first time you logon.
    *Students without a Social Security number must have their password set by going in-person to either the Records Office or the IT Help Desk, with a photo ID.

Q. What are the requirements for a NetID password?

A. These are the requirements for selecting a new NetID password:

  • Password must be at least eight characters.
  • Password must be complex and difficult to guess.
  • A password must contain characters from three of the four categories:
    1. uppercase characters (A through Z)
    2. lowercase characters (a through z)
    3. numeric digits (0 through 9)
    4. special characters (for example: !, $, #)
  • Password must not contain all or part of the user's NetID account name.
  • Password must differ from previous passwords.
  • Password is forced to change every 90 days, but users have the ability to change the password sooner.

Q. How do I set or change my Security Question?

A. Your Security Question must be set up in advance using myCommNet. New users who login to myCommNet will be prompted to select a Security Question and answer the Security Question.

Q. What if I forgot my NetID password?

A. You can go to the myCommNet Login area and click on Forgot your NetID or your Password to access your NetID or reset your password.

Q. What should I do if I have missing or incorrect identity information?

A. Go to the Records Office on the East Campus, room E102 to update missing or incorrect information (Social Security Number, Date of Birth). Please bring your driver's license, state identification card and social security card.

How to Access Information Online

Go to: http://my.commnet.edu or click on the myCommNet link on the NCC website (www.norwalk.edu)
Enter: your NetID and your password
Click on: Login
Click on: the Student tab
Click on: the hyperlink Click here to access your Student/Academic records

Select the appropriate option:

Account Summary - View your account detail by term; account summary; payment history and information related to your T1098.

Financial Aid - Review the status of your application; Accept/Decline and review your Financial Aid awards; Review and process your student loan application(s).

Personal Information - Students can view their address(es); phone number(s); view name change and Social Security number change information.

Registration and Payment - Check your registration status; review charges and make payments; Add or Drop classes; Display your Concise Student Schedule.

Student Records - View your holds; Display your grades and transcripts; Print enrollment verification for insurance companies; Review charges and payments; View or print your Student Degree Evaluation(s); Apply for the Nursing Program.

How to View Current Course Offerings

Go to: www.norwalk.edu
Select and click on: Course Schedule Search
By Term: select appropriate term
By College: select Norwalk CC
By (O)pen (C)losed: select Both
By Course Level: select credit or non-credit
By Instruction Type: select all
Scroll down to bottom of screen, click on: Get courses

How to Register For or Withdraw From Courses Online

Go to: http://my.commnet.edu or click on the myCommNet link on the NCC website
Enter: your NetID and your password
Click on: Login
Click on: the Student tab
Click on: the hyperlink Click here to access your Student/Academic records
Select and click on: Registration and Payment
Select and click on: Register (add/drop) Classes
Select the appropriate term: (for example Spring 2017)
Click on: Submit
Scroll down to bottom of screen and enter CRNs for classes that you want to register for, OR
Classes may be dropped by selecting the Drop menu selection under Action. Check with the college regarding refund procedures and with the Financial Aid Office if receiving FA or a scholarship.
Click on: Submit Changes
Scroll down to bottom of screen and select: Initiate Payment
Select a term: choose appropriate term
Click on: Submit
On Credit Card Payment Screen:

Credit Card: choose MasterCard, Visa or Discover ONLY
Card Number: enter your credit card number
Expiration Date: enter credit card expiration date
Payment Amount: enter partial payment amount or pay full balance due as appropriate (do not key in dollar sign)

Click on: Submit Payment
Click on: Okay to Submit Payment (if correct amount was entered)
Otherwise click on: Change Information (to change payment amount)

How to View or Print Your Class Schedule

(for currently registered students)

Go to: http://my.commnet.edu or click on the myCommNet link on the NCC website
Enter: your NetID and your password
Click on: Login
Click on: the Student tab
Click on: the hyperlink Click here to access your Student/Academic records
Select and click on: Registration and Payment
Select and click on: Concise Student Schedule, Student Schedule by Day and Time or Student Detail Schedule
Select a term: choose appropriate term
Click on: Submit
Print your schedule

How to Access Records Office Forms

Go to: www.norwalk.edu
Under Records/Registration, select: Records Office
Under Downloadable Forms, select and download the form of your choice

How to Access/Obtain Student Records

Go to: http://my.commnet.edu or click on the myCommNet link on the NCC website
Enter: your NetID and your password
Click on: Login
Click on: the Student tab
Click on: the hyperlink Click here to access your Student/Academic records
Select and click on: Student Records
Select and click on:

  • View Holds
  • Midterm Grades
  • Final Grades
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Request Official Transcript
  • View Status of Transcript Requests
  • Account Summary by Term
  • Account Summary
  • Select Tax Year
  • Tax Notification
  • Student Degree Evaluations
  • Title IV Authorization
  • Request for Enrollment Verification
    Click on: Current enrollment or All enrollment
    Click on: Obtain an enrollment certificate
    Print certificate
  • View Student Information
  • Direct Deposit Enrollment
  • Nursing Application & Required Item(s) Status
    Select a term: choose appropriate term
    Click on: Submit

myCommNet Alert

myCommNet Alert is a notification system that delivers critical information to students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency which may include campus-related immediate health or safety situations through text messaging over cellular phones.

Please note that text message costs will follow your calling plan's terms for receiving and opening text messages.

Once you log into myCommNet, students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to register for myCommNet Alert.

Registration is voluntary, free, quick and easy!