Retrieve & Activate Your NetID

All incoming Yale College students are automatically assigned a NetID—usually the student’s initials followed by a number—which is a username that allows access to the campus network and its many online systems. Along with a password of your choosing, a NetID also gives you access to the following: 

  • All first-year forms and applications
  • ID card photo upload
  • Yale email accounts
  • Billing account information
  • Online payment
  • Course information and registration

You will receive an email notification when your NetID is ready to be retrieved and activated.  Please note that it takes roughly 1-2 days after you accept Yale's offer of admission for your NetID to be ready. Once you have received this email notification, please use the link below. 

Go to Retrieve & Activate your NetID

  • Choose "Undergraduate Student" and click "Continue"
  • Click on the box "Yale Admissions Status Portal Login" (Do not use the bottom section that asks for an 8 character pin and birth date)
  • Add your Eli Account ID and password and click "login"
  • Your NetID will be shown at the top of the page
  • Before you close this page write down your assigned NetID and the personal password that you chose in a safe place