UCInetIDs for UCI Undergraduate Applicants

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Welcome UCI Undergraduate Applicants!

Use the FAQ below to help check your Undergraduate admission status and obtain any missing information you need.

Check Your Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid Status

  • Webmail - Applicants do not receive access to UC Irvine's Webmail. After you are accepted as a student, you will be notified at your outside e-mail address when your UCI e-mail account is available for use.
  • EEE - Applicant UCInetIDs do not receive access to UC Irvine's EEE Course Management System.
  • These tools were designed for Undergraduate Applicants. Graduate Applicants, please speak with your schools Admissions Office if you are experiencing problems or wish to check your application status.

Applicant UCInetID FAQ

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1. What is a UCInetID?

A UCInetID is your name based user-name at UC Irvine. It consists of a 3-8 letter combination of your first and last name. For example, Peter Anteater’s UCInetID would be panteat. A UCInetID is not a Student ID Number or an Application ID which consists of all numbers. To Login, your UCInetID needs to be activated.

2. How do I activate my UCInetID?

As an applicant, you can activate your UCInetID at the following link: https://activate.uci.edu

3. What information do I need to activate my UCInetID?

  1. Your Student ID Number from UC Irvine which is 8 digits in length
  2. Your birth date
  3. The last four digits of your social security number

4. I don't know my UCI student ID number. How do I find out what it is?

  1. Go to the MyAdmission page
  2. The second heading on the page states “Forgot your UCI student ID Number?”
  3. In order to recover your ID, you will need your Application ID number which was used to apply to every UC and is 7 digits in length.
  4. Enter your Application ID number in the box and click on “Send ID”.
  5. A message will be sent to the email account you provided when applying. (This will likely be your personal email account, such as Yahoo or Gmail, that you provided when you applied to UC).

5. I do not know my Application ID. How do I find out what it is?

Your Application ID is a 7-digit number that can be found on the receipt/summary email you received when you submitted your UC application. If you did not save this receipt, you can find your Application ID by signing back in to your UC Application and clicking on the "View Application” link. You will then see your Application ID on the top left of the page.

If you're still having trouble, you can contact the UC Application Processing Service by phone.

  • If you are inside the U.S. call (800) 207-1710
  • If you are outside the U.S. call  (310) 513-2715

6. I forgot my UCInetID. How do I find out what it is?

  1. Go to the MyAdmissions page
  2. The first heading should read “Forgot your UCInetID?”
  3. Click on this link located in the heading, https://activate.uci.edu/forgot_ucinetid.php
  4. Enter your outside email address and click on “Send me my UCInetID”.

7. I activated my UCInetID but I forgot my password. What can I do?

  • You can reset your UCInetID password at https://activate.uci.edu
  • You will need your UCInetID, date of birth, and the last four of your social security number to do so.
  • Once your UCInetID is validated you will be prompted with your reset question and answer and the ability to set a new password.

8. I forgot my reset question and answer or it's not taking my answer. What can I do?

9. I tried resetting my password but I keep getting the error 'you do not have the proper information to continue.' What can I do?

The error message "you do not have the proper information to continue" means you're trying to reset a password for an account you haven't activated yet. Visit activate.uci.edu and select the "Student Applicants" link on that page to get started.

10. Activation cannot verify my birth date or social security number. Whom can I contact?

If you need to update your Social Security Number (SSN), go to the UC Application Service website. UC Irvine Admissions will receive the update and process it in approximately three business days.

Some of our student applicants do not have Social Security Numbers, but they may have put some other number in place of an SSN on the UC Application (they may have entered their passport number or some other string of numbers). Again, double-check to see what you entered on your UC Application: you'll need to enter the last four digits of that number into the UCInetID activation page.

11. My account says it's been locked out for too many attempts.

If you try unsuccessfully to login too many times, our login system will lock you out for 30 minutes. Please try again after 30 minutes. We unfortunately have no means to prematurely lift the lock.

12. As an applicant, do I receive a UCI email account?

Applicants do not receive UCI E-mail accounts. To check your UCI application status, and view any messages, please visit the MyAdmission website via http://admissions.uci.edu

13. Where can I login as an applicant?

Undergraduate applicant access to UCI websites is restricted during the admission process. Initially, applicants can only login to just 2 UCI websites:

  1. The MyAdmissions/Message Center portal
  2. The My Aid portal (for financial aid)

Applicants are restricted to these two UCI websites until they’ve submitted the SIR (Statement of Intent to Register), which they fill out after they’ve been accepted by the university (the SIR can be accessed through the MyAdmissions portal above). 24 hours after they submit the SIR, they can then login to 2 other sites:

After the 1st week of May, all incoming applicants who have completed their SIR’s will be converted to ‘Student’ status, and at that point they will be able to login to most other UCI websites such as:

14. I am unable to access the MyAdmission page from my high school or office.

The MyAdmission website uses a non-standard web port which can cause issues on certain networks. Please contact your local network support to see if they can enable access or try again from a less restricted network (home).

15. I am a Graduate Applicant. Can I use this site?

The information on this page is geared for Undergraduate Applicants. Graduate Applicants should contact their respective Admissions Office for help with checking their admissions status as some of the tools will not work and are not relevant for Graduate Applicants.

If you have any problems with any of the above links or pages please contact us at (949) 824 - 2222. We are open 24 hours a day.