Student Services

Activate Your StarID

What is a StarID?

StarID is a single username that allows you to log into any of your technology accounts at MCTC and within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. The StarID format consists of two letters followed by four numbers, followed by two letters. Once you activate your StarID, you can use it at every participating MnSCU institution.

Activate your StarID

When will I use my StarID?

  • eServices: course registration, bills and payment, financial aid, grades, unofficial transcripts, and degree audit reports
  • MCTC student email: Your MCTC email account ( is used for all official communication with the college
  • Campus computers: many computers on campus require you to log in with your StarID
  • D2L Brightspace: the online learning environment used for online, blended, and many on-campus courses

If you attended MCTC or another MnSCU college/university prior to August 12, 2013 and are now returning, you will need to activate your StarID.

Technical Support

If you are having StarID issues or have forgotten your password, visit StarID Self Service for assistance or view the Star ID self-help tip sheet (PDF).

For more information or assistance, visit the main computer lab in T.3200, call 612-659-6634, or submit an ITS Service Request.