Student Username Format

The User Name format is the lower-case initial of your first name, the lower-case initial of your last name, and your student ID number. You must use all seven digits of your student ID number.


Student Default Password Format

The first time you log into “MyOTC” (, your password will be set to the default password format, as follows:

  • First initial of your first name (Upper Case)
  • First initial of your last name (Lower Case)
  • Birthday (mmddyyyy)

Example: Jill Student
Date of Birth: September 23, 1993
Password: Js09231993

Once you log in with your default password, you will immediately be asked to create a new password. The password requirements are listed below.


Password Requirements

  • The password must be a minimum of 8 characters.
  • It must contain characters from three of the following categories:
    1. Uppercase letters (A–Z)
    2. Lowercase letters (a–z)
    3. Numbers (0–9)
    4. Special characters (e.g. @, $, !)
  • It cannot contain your first name, last name, or username.
  • It cannot be any of the last 10 passwords you have used.


The following hints should help you create a safe password:

  • Keep it to yourself.
  • Be creative. For instance, use the first letter of each word in a phrase, or pick a word and substitute a number for certain letters: S2ccessf2l!


For further assistance, feel free to stop by or call the IT Help Desk. Hours and contact information can be found here.