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What is a UIN?

Document ID 836


The Universal Identification Number (UIN) is a nine-digit number issued to all Texas A&M affiliates. The number is maintained by the Texas A&M System Offices. At Texas A&M University, the UIN is considered the student identification number for all students and as the non-Social Security number identifier for all staff and faculty.

Every applicant is sent a letter within two weeks of submitting his/her application that includes this number. The UIN can then be used to claim campus resources, including a NetID, with which applicants and students may log in to various campus web sites and access their admission status, registration, campus email, and more.

Staff and faculty receive their UIN through their hiring department when the staff record is created in BPP. The UIN is used to claim a NetID for staff and faculty, along with being the username for the System's SSO/HRConnect sites.


Finding a Lost UIN

Applicants should contact the Office of Admissions by calling 979.845.1060 to request their UIN be re-sent to them.

Current student's UINs are printed on their student IDs, or are available with a picture ID from the Office of the Registrar or Help Desk Central.

Faculty and staff have their UINs printed on their TAMU ID cards as well.  They can also contact their departmental Human Resources representative.


Former Students

Former students who attended TAMU during the fall semester of 1985 and later can retrieve their UIN by answering and submitting the Former Students Identification Questionnaire. For the third question, they may use their Social Security Number as their nine-digit identification number. After submitting the questionnaire, they will sent an email containing their UIN.

Former students who left TAMU before the fall semester of 1985 do not have a UIN. The only situation in which such former students would be given a UIN is if they return as current students or employees.

If you have any further questions, please email or call us at 979.845.8300.

Document ID 836
February 11, 2015
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