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The User Name format is the lower-case initial of your first name, 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
Effective August 4, 2014

  • 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
Password Guidelines

Password must have a minimum of eight characters

  • At least one upper-case letter
  • At least one lower-case letter
  • At least one number
  • No special characters (@, $, !)
  • Cannot be one of your previously-used passwords
  • Cannot include your first or last name
  • Cannot include your social security number or your student ID number

Effective August 4, 2014 – New Password Format

The first time you log into “MyOTC”, you will be asked to accept the
computer use agreement and create a new password. The password
must be a minimum of eight characters long and contain characters
from three of the following four categories:

  • Uppercase letters (A through Z)
  • Lowercase letters (a through z)
  • Numbers (0 through 9)
  • Special characters (i.e., @, {, !)

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
  • Call the IT Computer Help Desk at 417-447-7548
    • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Stop by the Student Help Desk located in the IC Atrium area
    • Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: Opening dates, times and hours of availability are subject to change based on staff availability, student use and administrative requirements.

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