Wednesday, October 19, 2005


  • 56% of our current semester students have changed their default passwords!
  • 33% of all TNCC students for the past three semesters have changed their default passwords.

Why does this matter?

  • It matters Nov. 7th when Spring registration begins
  • If a student changes their password it can take upwards of one hour to apply in the system
  • We want to make the registration process smooth and enjoyable for students

What can I do to help?
Announce in ALL your classes that students MUST change their default password immediately to avoid problems, headaches or delays when registering for next semester!

About Password Changing:

  • Passwords are no longer created for new users. Existing users with default passwords (date of birth) and new users will be stepped through a Password Wizard to create a secure password.
  • The typical turn around time for the password synchronization is 15 minutes to 1 hour.
  • The Password Wizard will also serve as a mechanism to allow users who may have forgotten their password to create a new one.
  • Passwords expire after 180 days.
  • Passwords Rules
    New Passwords cannot:
    o Be the same as the user’s username
    o Be the same as the current password
    o Be the same as the user’s date of birth
    o Be all numbers
    o Contain spaces
  • New passwords must be between 6 and 10 characters
  • Cannot Contain any of the following characters
    o ~ Tilde
    o & Ampersand
    o ` Acute or Back Quote
    o { Open or Left Curly Brace

For problems with Password Changing:
Help Desk (, 825-2709)

*NOL – NelsonOnLine (Student Information System) –

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