If you're experiencing log-in issues, you may need to use the following password format: YYYYMMDD. For example, if your birthday is July 17, 1980, your password would be 19800717. You can also contact a computer technician in the Learning Resource Center or call 253-589-5820.
New email accounts will be created within three business days after you register for classes.
Accessing your mailbox requires a username and password.
Your username is composed of your last name (in lowercase letters) as recorded in the Registrar's office, and the last four digits of your CPTC Student ID number (not your social security number), followed by "@student.cptc.edu."
Your default password is your date of birth as recorded in the Registrar's office. Enter your date of birth as year, month, day, like this: YYYYMMDD. For example, if your date of birth is July 17 1980, your password would be 1980071980. We recommend you change your password as soon as possible to prevent misuse of your account.
Google has recently reset their password requirements, which impacted some of our student accounts. If you're experiencing login issues, you may need to use the following password format: 19YYMMDD.
If you experience difficulty logging in, please check your records to verify that your last name and date of birth as recorded with the Registrar's office are accurate.
If you did not provide your date of birth when you registered, your password will be set to "080101."
For example, if a student named George Washington born of February 22, 1973, had an SID of 974-12-3456, then his logon would be:
We recommend unchecking the stay signed in option. Activating this option allows anyone using that computer to access your username.
We recommend changing your password as soon as possible — and you should use a secure password that uses both numbers and letters. Here's how to change your password:
You can forward your Gmail messages to another account, if you have another email address you'd rather use. Here's how:
Still stumped on something? Contact the Computer Lab — you can either visit them in Building 15 or call them at 253-589-5820.