Activating your ctcLink account.

Here is a guide that will walk you through activating your ctcLink account.  You will be able to activate your account within an hour of TCC matriculating you.

Here are the same steps in a different format:

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How to Activate Your ctcLink Account

  1. Navigate to the ctcLink Login page:
  2. Click the First Time User? link.
  3. Enter your First Name and Last Name. Please make sure you have entered your name correctly. (If your legal name is a single name—such as Pran, Madonna or Nani—you must enter a hyphen (-) in the First Name field and enter your single name in the Last Name field.)
  4. Enter your Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) as shown or use the calendar icon.
  5. From the drop down menu select:
    • SID (old) if you are a current or returning student or employee and your ID number begins with 970.
    • ctcLink ID (new) if you are a new student or employee and your ID number begins with a 101 or 201.
  6. Enter either your SID or ctcLink ID.
  7. Click the Submit button.

Set Your Password


  1. Select your preferred Hint Questions.
  2. Provide Answers to your security questions.
  3. Create your Password. (At least 8 characters, including upper and lower case and a number or special character.)
  4. Confirm your Password.
  5. Click the Submit button.
  6. A pop-up window will appear. Make note of your ctcLink ID.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Click the Close button.
  9. You have successfully activated your ctcLink account. Make note of your new ID and Password.


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