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Access Account

Your Penn State Access Account consists of two parts—your user ID and password—and gives you access to many University services. 

  • User ID: Your unique user ID (or username) is automatically assigned to you and usually consists of your initials and a one- to four-digit number (such as xyz5000). 
  • Password: Reset or change your password and set your secondary email address as soon as you activate your Access Account. 


Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an additional layer of security that requires verifying your identity on a secondary device. 

Stay Safe 

The Office of Security (OIS) implements and maintains University-wide security programs.  We will help you understand the sensitivity of that information and teach you how to protect it.