Activate your ctcLink Account

All returning students, staff, and faculty need to activate their new ctcLink account. When you activate your account, you will be assigned a ctcLink ID number (called EMPLID in the new system) and you will need to create a password. Be sure to write down your new number when you get it and keep it in a safe place.

You can locate your new EMPLID here:  ctcLink User ID (EMPLID) Lookup 

If you activated your account and did not write down your new ctcLink ID, see the recovery instructions in this section of tutorials.

  • Click on "Activate Your Account" at the bottom of the login screen
  • Step 1
    Navigate to the Activate Your Account page from your college’s website.

  • Step 2
    Select the Activate Your Account link.

  • Step 3

    Enter your First Name and Last Name. Please make sure you have entered your name correctly. (If your legal name is a single name—such as Pran, Madonna or Nani – you must enter a hyphen (-) in the First Name field and enter your single name in the Last Name field.)

    Enter your Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) as shown or use the calendar icon.

    Enter either your ctcLink ID or SID.

  • Step 4
    Select the Security Question from the drop-down menu. (At least 6 letters long.  You only need to select one question.)

  • Step 5
    Provide the Answer to your security question.

  • Step 6
    Additional Account Recovery options are located in the Account Recovery box.

    1. Enter Phone Number for text (SMS) option.
    2. Enter Phone Number for voice option.
  • Step 7
    Create a password and confirm it. Click “submit.”

  • Step 8
    Write down your new ctcLink ID. The account is now activated. Close your browser. Open your browser again and login with your new ctcLink ID and password.