Student Password Information

As a student at MiraCosta College (MCC), your login credentials allow access to our online portals such as: SURF, Canvas, 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

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 both rules below:
  • Must have at least 1 numeric character
  • Must have at least 1 special character e.g. `~!@#$%^&*()_-+=[]{}\|;':",/.>?<