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What is a NetID?

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Your NetID is a username you use to login to various systems and services. Some of these include:

This document discusses how to get a NetID and how to retrieve a forgotten UIN (University Identification Number).

How Do I Get a NetID?

If you can log in to Texas A&M Gmail or the Howdy Portal, then you already have a NetID. Your log in to those services is your NetID.

If you have never logged in to these services, you may need to activate your NetID by visiting the Aggie Account Gateway. Click Claim NetID under New to Texas A&M?.

Note: To activate your NetID, you will need to have your UIN ready.

How Do I Retrieve My UIN?

UINs cannot be given over the phone to anyone. If you need to find out your UIN, follow the instructions below:

For Applicants:

Contact the Office of the Admissions during the business day at 979.845.1060. After confirming your identity, arrangements to receive your UIN via e-mail or by mail can be made.

Graduate school applicants can e-mail for information.

For Current Students and Former Students:

You can determine your UIN by looking on your student ID or on your unofficial transcript. If you cannot access either of these items, you'll need to fill out a Records Request and submit it to the Office of the Registrar.

For Staff:

Contact departmental Human Resources or Payroll personnel.

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

Document ID 639
February 11, 2015
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