Student e-Mail is now available through the myWCJC Portal (as of April 14, 2015)
No More PAPER!
WCJC is going green and our Student e-Mail system is used for all official communication with the college.
- Admitted prior to September 16, 2015
Each student will be issued access to the myWCJC Portal and have a student email account 24 hours after registration for their first class at WCJC. Please check WCJC Online Services to verify the Student e-Mail address that has been issued by the college. From that point on all information from WCJC that is sent to the student will be sent to the college issued email address.
- Admitted on or after September 16, 2015
Applicants are issued access to the myWCJC portal and have a WCJC email account within 24 hours of being admitted to WCJC.
Access to the Portal
Once the WCJC email address is issued, admits must login to the myWCJC Portal system to set up the account. See instructions below. Login links for the myWCJC Portal are located on the college home page, this page and in “WCJC Connect.”
It is the student’s responsibility to activate their student email account by logging into the myWCJC Portal, changing their password and answering security questions. It is also the student’s responsibility to check this email account on a regular basis for important and up-to-date information.
Student e-Mail Prefix (is the myWCJC Portal username)
A Student e-Mail prefix is the first part of the student’s WCJC issued Student e-Mail address (before the @student.wcjc.edu). To find your student e-Mail address, click "How to find your student email address". When a student logs into the myWCJC Portal, they should use the Student e-Mail prefix only and leave off the @student.wcjc.edu suffix for the myWCJC Portal username.
An e-Mail prefix is assigned based on the following formula:
(first initial)(lastname)(last 3 numbers of User ID)
Example: A student named Jane Smith with a User ID of @04456789 would have the myWCJC Portal username of jsmith789 (assuming there are no duplicates).
Sometimes alternatives must be issued in case of duplicates or last names longer than 16 characters. Please check WCJC Online Services to verify the Student e-Mail address that has been issued by the college. After logging in, click on the Personal Information tab and select View e-Mail Address(es).
The default password for all new student e-mail accounts is set up with the following
(wcjc)(exclamation point)(6-digit birthday mmddyy).
So, the default password for Jane Smith, whose birthday is July 25, 1991 would be: wcjc!072591
All new passwords must be at least 8 characters in length AND must contain at least
3 of the following:
-special character (#, $, &, etc.)
Passwords will expire after 120 days. You will receive a message in your Student e-Mail box when your password is nearing expiration, and you will be prompted to change the password.
My First Time to Login to the myWCJC Portal - View printable detail instructions
Students must reset their password and set up security questions the first time they login to the myWCJC Portal. After clicking on the myWCJC portal button students will be taken to the myWCJC portal login interface. This is where students will normally type in their e-Mail prefix (as the username)and password to access the portal. However, on the first visit, students must answer security questions and reset their password.
Step 1. Go to www.wcjc.edu and click myWCJC above the Search field on the upper right.
Step 2. Click on the “First Time Users” under the login fields for step-by-step instructions.
Step 3. Enter your e-Mail prefix in the Username field. Click this link for information on "How to Find your student email address" (Do not enter the '@student.wcjc.edu" part).
Step 4. Enter your email password in the password field and click "Login". (The default password is wcjc! followed by your birthdate in a six digit format MMDDYY. If your birthdate were Jan. 1, 1990, your default password would be wcjc!010190
Step 5. Answer security questions using a minimum of 5 characters.
Step 6. You will be asked to create a new password
Step 7. After you have successfully changed your password, Sign out of the portal (on the upper right)
Step 8. Go back to the myWCJC Portal login page and login using your Student e-Mail prefix as the username and the new password you created in the password field. Click "Login"
Step 9. Once you successfully login, click "Student e-Mail" under the "QuickLaunch Navigation" on the left to access your student e--Mail.
You must enter answers of at least 5 characters to the security questions in order to be able to reset your password if you forget it. The security questions should be based on factual information that you will not forget rather than personal preferences that may change over time. This will ensure your access to your account settings.
Go to www.wcjc.edu and click the myWCJC Portal link on the upper right just under the Search field.
Enter your new password carefully following the guidelines on the page. (It may take a minute or two to sync).
Click "Sign in " and login to the portal using your new password.
If you need assistance accessing the portal, complete the ITSupport Request Form.
Google Apps for Education
WCJC’s Student e-Mail is provided through an agreement with Google Apps for Education. The Apps account includes student e-mail (a special type of Gmail account), Google Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Docs. When you sign in to your student email account you will automatically be signed in to all other Google Apps. The Google Apps include:
- Gmail (student e-mail accounts): 7.2 GBs (and counting) of email storage and search tools that help your school find information fast and instant messaging from right inside your inbox.
- Google Calendar: Educators and students can organize their schedules and share events and calendars with others.
- Google Talk: Educators and students can call or send instant messages to their contacts for free anytime, anywhere in the world.
- Google Docs: Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate in real-time with your team or with your whole school. You can publish final documents to the entire world, too.
Tutorial 1: Gmail – Level 1
Learn about your inbox, conversations threads, composing mail, searching mail, archiving, deleting and more.
Tutorial 2: Creating Events in Google Calendar
Learn to use Google calendar to schedule events and invite others.
Google Apps Channel for More Tutorials
Many video tutorials are located on the Google Apps You Tube Channel if you are interested in learning how to use Google Talk and Google Docs.
FAQs for WCJC Student e-Mail
Is WCJC Student e-Mail optional?
No. An official college email address will be assigned to each student upon registration for his or her first class at WCJC. From the time the address is assigned it will act as the student’s official address for ALL communication with the college. Students are responsible to check their student e-Mail through the WCJC Portal for important information, notices, and other communications from the college.
Can I still receive letters and statements by mail?
No. WCJC is going green, meaning that in order to save resources we are switching to electronic communication.
How do I find out my Student e-Mail address?
Once you register for your first class you will be assigned a WCJC Student e-Mail address. To obtain your WCJC Student e-Mail address log into WCJC Online Services and click on the Personal Information tab, then select View e-Mail address(es). You must then login to the myWCJC Portal to access your account by changing your password and answering your security questions. See the First Time Users instructions above. Please allow 24 hours for your WCJC Student e-Mail address to be accessible before you try to login to the myWCJC Portal. Click "How to find your student email address" for step-by-step instructions.
What is my default password?
Your default password begins with “wcjc!” and is followed by the six-digit representation of your date of birth. (mmddyy)
How do I change my password?
To change your password you must go to the myWCJC Portal login page and click on the Reset Password link.
How do I login to WCJC Student e-Mail?
You can login by clicking on the home page link that reads “myWCJC” Portal link on the upper right just below the Search field.
Can I log in through Google.com?
No. Although student email is provided by Google Apps for Education and uses the Gmail interface, the student email can’t be reached simply by logging on to google.com. You must enter through the myWCJC Portal link at www.wcjc.edu.
Where do I get information I need BEFORE I register and get a student email address assigned to me?
Between the time of your application and the date you first register for classes information will be sent to the original email address you provided on your application. This is the address that all notices regarding the completion of the admissions process will be sent.
I can’t login to my the myWCJC Portal. What should I do?
Make sure you are not entering the suffix “@student.wcjc.edu” after your e-Mail prefix in the Username field. If you do, the system will not let you enter.
If you are still having trouble, click on the Reset Password link below the myWCJC Portal login box. It will take you to the a page to create a new password. You will then need to sign out and log back in using your newly created password.
If neither of these options works, you may complete the IT Support Request form or call 1-800-561-WCJC (9252) and press extension 6568 or 979/532-6568 to contact the Helpdesk (8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M-T and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday).