Student Password Information

As a student at MiraCosta College (MCC), your login credentials allow access to our online portals such as: SURF, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Wireless Network Access (Wi-Fi), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), VMWare, Lab Printing, and some Library Online Databases (contact the library for more info).

Things to remember about your MCC login credentials:

Below, please select the respective tutorial to manage your login credentials.

Follow these steps ONLY if you are a NEW student at MCC and have NEVER set up your login credentials:

  • After 24-48 business hours from the time you have submitted your application at the OpenCCC portal, you will receive an email with your SURF ID and a link to set up your password.
    • If the provided link doesn't work, go to MiraCosta College, click A-Z INDEX, click the letter "P", and then click the Account Set Up for NEW Students ONLY link.
  • At the MCC Account Setup prompt enter your provided SURF ID, and click Set Password
  • A One Time Passcode (OTP) was sent to your registered preferred email account.
    • Note: Your new OTP is good for 10 minutes only. Enter the OTP on the next screen.
    • For assistance with your email address and/or passcode click the Need help or Resend the OTP? link.
  • Click Continue
  • Set up your new password - please follow the password rules.
  • Click Continue
  • Your Password Created Successfully screen will display next.
    • A password reset notification email was sent to your registered preferred email account.
  • To continue click the Click here and proceed to STEP 2 for priority enrollment link
    • Click the SURF link to access your SURF account with your NEW login credentials.

Follow these steps if you have forgotten your SURF ID:

  • At the home page of MiraCosta College, click A-Z INDEX, click the letter "P", and then click the SURF ID Lookup link.
  • At the MCC SURF ID Lookup prompt enter your REGISTERED Last Name, First Name, preferred email address, and click Continue.
    • Note: If the password system failed to authenticate your provided information, contact the Student HelpDesk.
  • On the next screen your SURF ID will be displayed. Please copy it.
  • If applicable, click the Click here to set your password link; and on the next screen perform the following steps:
    • To login enter your current password and click Login.
    • To change your current password, click Set Password.
    • If you forgotten your current password, click Forgot Password?

Follow these steps if you need to SET a new password or have FORGOTTEN your current password:

  • At the home page of MiraCosta College, click A-Z INDEX, click the letter "P", and then click the Manage Student Password link.
  • Follow these steps to SET A NEW PASSWORD.
    • Enter your SURF ID and your current password.
    • Click Set Password.
    • Set up your new password - please follow the password rules.
    • Click Continue
    • Your Password Successfully Set screen will display next.
    • Click Continue logging in to display your MiraCosta Portal screen.
      • Select your respective portal to access it.
  • Follow these steps if you have FORGOTTEN your current password:
    • Enter your SURF ID and click Forgot Password?
    • A One Time Passcode (OTP) was sent to your registered preferred email account.
      • Note: Your new OTP is good for 10 minutes only. Enter the OTP on the next screen.
      • For assistance with your email address and/or passcode click the Need help or Resend the OTP? link.
    • Click Continue
    • Set up your new password - please follow the password rules.
    • Click Continue
    • Your Password Reset Successfully screen will display next.
    • Click Try to continue logging in to display your MiraCosta Portal screen.
      • Select your respective portal to access it.

Follow these steps to Manage your Password Account Settings.

  • Click here to login to your MiraCosta Portal screen.
  • Click the Manage Your Account Settings link.
  • In the Account Management screen, you may click any link to view and/or addjust your settings.

Your new password must always satisfy the following rules:

  • Must be at least 8 characters long
  • Must have at least 1 lowercase character
  • Must have at least 1 uppercase character
  • Must not contain your username
  • Must not contain your first/last name
It must also satisfy any one of the rules below:
  • Must have at least 1 numeric character
  • Must have at least 1 special character e.g. `~!@#$%^&*()_-+=[]{}\|;':",/.>?<