New to NCSSM

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Welcome to NCSSM!

The purpose of this page is to prepare new NCSSM community members, including students, families, and employees, to use the various information systems used at NCSSM.


Accounts and Roles at NCSSM

Please review the following information based on your role at NCSSM:

  • Students: You have been issued an NCSSM account which should look something like your last name, the number 21, and your first initial. For example, Katie Smith would be Smith21K. This NCSSM account is also your email address so Smith21K@ncssm.edu would be your email address. This is your official email address and the only one to whom the school will send correspondence.
  • Families: You have also been issued an NCSSM account which should look similar to the student account except that it will end in .family or .fam. So, the family account in this example would be Smith21K.family. Likewise your NCSSM email address is Smith21K.family@ncssm.edu. The school will send official correspondence to this email address and another personal email account(s) of your choosing.
  • Employees: Your account username will be <first name>.<last name> with your email address being the same as your username and "@ncssm.edu". For example, John.Brown@ncssm.edu.

Note: You have been issued a temporary password with your NCSSM account. You will need to change your password before accessing your UniApp forms, My NCSSM, NCSSM email account, Focus (Student Information System) and more.


Parents and Students

Instructional video for parents and students

This video should help parents and students to get started with accessing school information and forms and both answers common questions as well as addresses typical issues that might arise:


Set your NCSSM account password

  1. You will have received your NCSSM account username and a temporary password.
    1. Students: This information will be visible to you in UniApp.
    2. Families: Your family will receive an email to the email address listed as Parent 1 in UniApp. This email will contain your NCSSM account username and a temporary password.
  2. In your web browser of choice, navigate to: http://password.ncssm.edu
  3. Type in your NCSSM username and the temporary password supplied by ITS and click Sign in. Note: If you don't remember your username or password, then you'll need to contact ITS to get it reset.
  4. If logging into this password management site for the first time, you will be asked to answer several security questions so that you can reset the password yourself in the future using the Forgotten Password button.
  5. At the home page, please click on the tile that says Change Password (see below)
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  6. For the New Password, type in the same password that you would like to use, with a minimum length of 8 characters. For Confirm Password, type the same thing.
  7. Click the Change Password button to save your password.
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For more information for NCSSM account and password management, please review the following detailed instructions: http://wiki.ncssm.edu/index.php/NCSSM_Accounts

Accessing forms in UniApp

Please use the following instructions to access forms:

  1. In your web browser of choice, navigate to: http://uniapp.ncssm.edu
  2. On the login screen, type in your NCSSM account email address (including @ncssm.edu at the end) and the new password you have created. Click Log-In.
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  3. From your home page, click the My Forms button.
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Families

  1. You will reach an instructions page and see a number of tabs along the top of the page from which you select the form sections that need to be completed. For families, these include:
    1. paper forms
    2. enrollment
    3. contact information
    4. counseling
    5. financial assistance
    6. health
    7. student life
    8. concussion
    9. signoffs
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  2. Click through each of these tabs and complete these form sections. Please note that fields which are required will be outlined in red.
  3. Once completed, click the save changes button at the top-right to save your changes.
    Uniapp-forms-4.png
  4. Once you save changes, you will see a checklist telling you which questions have and have not been completed.
    Uniapp-forms-5.png
  5. At this point, you may choose to either Return to forms to continue working on them or to Log out if you are complete or wish to return to these forms at a later point.
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Students

  1. You will reach an instructions page and see a number of tabs along the top of the page from which you select the form sections that need to be completed. For students, these include:
    1. paper forms
    2. enrollment
    3. contact information
    4. selective service
    5. health
    6. student life
    7. roommate survey
    8. concussion
    9. signoffs
      Uniapp-forms-3-students.png
  2. Click through each of these tabs and complete these form sections. Please note that fields which are required will be outlined in red.
  3. Once completed, click the save changes button at the top-right to save your changes.
    Uniapp-forms-4.png
  4. Once you save changes, you will see a checklist telling you which questions have and have not been completed.
    Uniapp-forms-5-students.png
  5. At this point, you may choose to either Return to forms to continue working on them or to Log out if you are complete or wish to return to these forms at a later point.
    Uniapp-forms-6.png

Accessing information using My NCSSM

Video of these instructions

My NCSSM is your one-stop shop website for connecting you to the various information systems on campus. It can be accessed at http://my.ncssm.edu/.

  1. Navigate to the NCSSM homepage at https://www.ncssm.edu and click on My NCSSM at the top-right, or go directly to http://my.ncssm.edu/.
  2. Authenticate using your NCSSM account (include the @ncssm.edu after the username, i.e. unicorn21u.family@ncssm.edu, and your new password after following the instructions above).
    1. Welcome Site: Scroll down through the "All Bookmarks" list and select the Welcome Site from the list. The Welcome Site will provide you with information about Welcome Day and also includes important information, such as the school calendar, course catalog, placement test information, and much more. You can also use this address for accessing the Welcome Site directly: https://welcome.ncssm.edu
    2. Google Mail: From this same All Bookmarks list on My NCSSM, you can select Google Mail to access your NCSSM email account. You can also use this address for accessing your NCSSM email account directly: http://mail.ncssm.edu. Again, please note that families and students each have their own separate NCSSM accounts and email accounts for all official school correspondence. Additionally, correspondence will be sent to parents' personal email addresses as well.
    3. Focus: For students' schedules, grades, attendance, and demographic information, you will use the Focus Student Information System (SIS), which is also available from the My NSSM All Bookmarks list.

Please note that you can click the star icon to the left of any bookmarks in this list to pin them as favorites to the top of the My NCSSM site.


For more information, please visit these instructions for Logging into My NCSSM.


If you run into any problems with your NCSSM account, the Welcome Site, or forms, please let ITS know.

Tech requirements and laptop specs

Please review the following recommendations for hardware specifications for laptops for new students at NCSSM:

If you have any additional questions regarding laptop requirements and recommendations, please send ITS a ticket.