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Your Student Z-ID & Password


All applicants and admitted students are assigned a Z-ID. It is permanent. 

If you don't know your Z-ID:

  • Applicants: Call 815-753-8100 (24/7/365).
  • Admitted students: Call 815-753-8100 (24/7/365) or look up your Z-ID in the Directory - your email address starts with your Z-ID.


Your initial password

Your initial password is your birthdate in YYYYMmmDD format. It allows only 3 logins

  • Mmm is the first 3 characters of the Month.
  • Example: January 1, 1993 = 1993Jan01

Change your initial password before it expires at

Change your password

You can change your password at any time at
Note: Your password expires every 365 days. 

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