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Outages/Access Denied

SURF: None

Blackboard: None

Acces Denied: Invalid Security Certificates

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Password Errors, and Need to Know Information

Error message: "Invalid username provided"
Solution: Avoid using the Auto-fill, Copy & Paste, and/or web browser cache features because these features usually adds a blank space after the last character creating an invalid username and/or password. Instead, we suggest to TYPE each character.

Need to Know about your MCC login credentials:

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SURF ID vs. Student ID

At MiraCosta College students are issued both a SURF ID and Student ID. The SURF ID is used to login onto our online systems to include Wi-Fi, and the Student ID is used for Administration purposes such as students' transcripts, etc. Currently students' ID Cards are labeled with Student ID numbers only. To convert the Student ID number to a SURF ID, replace the first zero with a "W". For example, the assigned Student ID: 07211234 converts to SURF ID: W7211234.

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Spring 2018 Registration is HERE!

Don't get left out...registration has begun!!! If you haven't already, please submit your application so you can start enrolling in classes soon...Spring 2018 applications submission.

If you are experiencing difficulties in submitting your application online, please contact:
OpenCCC Tech Support at 877-247-4836 and/or via

After the application has been processed, if you complete the MATRICULATION by participating in the Placement Testing, Orientation, Advising, and develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP), you may be eligible to enroll early. Click MATRICULATION for more info. Click here and then select the respective term on the left menu to view the ENROLLMENT Schedule. Here you can view which group you belong to, and your Priority Enrollment Appointment Date.

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Enrollment/Drop Tips!

If you are having difficulties adding classes, please review our tutorials listed below:

Also, you must pay for any added classes on the same day you add them; otherwise, your classes may be dropped.

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I can't pay for my class(es)!

If you are experiencing difficulties paying your class(es) with our new payment system CA$HNet, we strongly suggest that you either disable your Pop-Up Blocker or add our website as an exception to accept pop-ups. Click here for tutorials and videos.

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Enroll in designated classes with Zero or Low Cost Textbooks

MiraCosta College now offers designated classes with Zero or Low Cost Textbooks. Learn how to search for these designated classes by clicking the link below:

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I enrolled and paid for my class, and I can't access Blackboard...why?

Normally when a student adds a class and pays for it, it takes approximately two hours from the time the class was paid to access Blackboard. The updates to access Blackboard are done between 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM., Mondays - Saturdays. Thus, if you add and pay for a class after 7:00 PM, please wait for the next morning to access Blackboard. Note: no updates are done on Sundays. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Why I'm getting this error message at the Blackboard login prompt?

The message above indicates that you do not have Blackboard access because you are not currently enrolled in any Blackboard courses. If you just added and paid class(es), Blackboard updates course enrollments every two hours, except for Sunday enrollments, which are added to Blackboard on Monday morning.   If you have questions contact the Student Helpdesk. 

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Am I prepared for ONLINE classes?

Online courses available to you via the Internet. Course content, credit, and quality are equal to that of the traditional classroom! Explore the following to find out if online courses are right for you.

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Blackboard Student mobile application is here and it is FREE!

Access your courses

Bb Student icon app

Just download the application and enjoy the Blackboard Student mobile features on your mobile devices. Click here to learn more about it.

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Help! I have an issue with Canvas. Who may I contact?

If you have issues with Canvas after working hours and/or during peak periods, and need immediate assistance, please contact directly to Canvas Tech Support at 877.884.1673 or from your Canvas account, click Help? > Report a Problem.

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