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Your student account gives you access to a suite of software and services to help you succeed at Olympic College.

Student Account Activation

All new students must activate their student accounts by creating a ten-digit password. Current students must update their existing passwords.

Your student account give you access to:


Your username is your first name and your last name with no spaces between your first and last name.


When you activate your account as a new student, you will need to create a password (if you are an existing student, you'll need to update your password to meet the new criteria below).

The new password must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 10 characters long (up to 256 characters)
  • Contain at least 1 capital letter
  • Contain at least 1 lower case letter
  • Contain at least 1 number or special character
  • Must not contain any part of your user name

An example of a password might be MathIsFun!, since this password meets all of the criteria described above.

Your password should be something that is easy for you to remember, but not too easy for others to guess.

How to Log In

If your name is James Percy Smithers and your student ID number is 860001234, your username would be JamesSmithers followed by the new password you created above.


Before you report a problems with an account, here are some common fixes:

  • Are you enrolled in at least one regular Olympic College for-credit course? Please see your advisor if you are unsure.
  • Have you recently changed your password? Are you sure you are using the right one?
  • Are you logged in somewhere else? You are only allowed one login at a time.

If you have forgotten your password, please click here or if you require additional help, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@olympic.edu or call 360-475-7600. Thank you.

Student LINUX Accounts

If you need information about using the Unix or Linux systems, see the Student Linux Accounts link.

Benefits of having and using your OC account

Free software


You receive an OC network account after paying your tuition & fees. Your network account lets you login to OC computers, the OC wireless system, and your OC email; using the same login credentials.

Use your OC student email for all communications with your professors and all Olympic College services.

Your login name is firstlast