Student Passwords

How to change your temporary password that has been assigned for new students that have just applied and have been assigned a BCNET student account.  This password will be in an expired state.

For students that are new to Brazosport College, you should receive emails from the admissions office and emails from IT that provides you with your BCNET username and initial temporary password.

You will need to change this temporary password before attempting to login to myBC or Virtual Campus using webmail.

Visit Webmail (webmail.brazosport.edu)

  1. Login to Webmail using your BCNET username provided in the emails that you received and your temporary password provided in the emails.
  2. You will automatically be prompted to change your password to a new password.
  3. Enter your temporary password that is provided in the emails in the "current password field".
  4. Enter a new password in the "new password field".  Please note that the password requirements are listed on the page.
  5. Enter your new password in the "confirm password field". 
  6. Click on submit.
  7. Sign up for BC Self-Service Password reset.  See instructions below.

How to change your password if your password has expired or if you just want to change your password that you are currently using.

OPTION 1 - Using Webmail to change an expired password.

Visit Webmail (webmail.brazosport.edu), if your password has expired you will automatically be prompted to change your password to a new password.

  1. Login to Webmail using your BCNET username.
  2. If the password has expired, you will automatically be prompted to change your password to a new password.
  3. Enter your current password in the "current password field".
  4. Enter a new password in the "new password field".  Please note that the password requirements are listed on the page.
  5. Enter your new password in the "confirm password field".
  6. Click save.

OPTION 2 - Using Webmail to change your current password.

Visit Webmail (webmail.brazosport.edu)

  1. Login to Webmail using your BCNET username and current password.
  2. Click on the gear icon next to your name on the menu bar at the top of the page.
  3. Next, select the “change password” option to change your password.
  4. Enter your current password in the "current password field".
  5. Enter a new password in the "new password field". Please note that the password requirements are listed on the page.
  6. Enter your new password in the "confirm password field".
  7. Click on save.

OPTION 3 - BC Self-Service Password reset to change an expired password or if you just want to change your current password.  

Use this option only if you have previously setup BC Self-Service password reset

  1. If you previously setup BC Self-Service password reset you can visit password.brazosport.edu
  2. Enter your BCNET username.
  3. Click on "Reset Password/Unlock account".
  4. You will then be prompted to answer 3 of your security questions that you setup when you signed up for password reset.
  5. Once the questions are answered correctly, the system will then allow you to change your password. Please note that the password requirements are listed on the page.
  6. Enter a new password in the "password field".
  7. Enter your new password in the "verification field".
  8. Click on "Update Password".
  9. If you are not able to use the BC Self-Service password reset then please contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance in getting your password changed.

OPTION 4 - Using a computer on campus.

Using an on-campus computer, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select the password change option. On most computers in computer labs, you can also select the password reset option in the lower left corner of the login screen.

How to change your password if you don't currently know your password.

OPTION 1 - BC Self-Service Password Reset

Use this option only if you have previously setup BC Self-Service Password Reset.

  1. If you previously setup BC Self-Service password reset you can visit password.brazosport.edu
  2. Enter your BCNET username.
  3. Click on "Reset Password/Unlock account".
  4. You will then be prompted to answer 3 of your security questions that you setup when you signed up for password reset.
  5. Once the questions are answered correctly, the system will then allow you to change your password. Please note that the password requirements are listed on the page.
  6. Enter a new password in the "password field".
  7. Enter your new password in the "verification field".
  8. Click on "Update Password".
  9. If you are not able to use the BC Self-Service password reset then please contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance in getting your password changed.

OPTION 2 - Contacting IT Helpdesk

Please contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance in getting your password changed.

How to signup for BC Self-Service Password Reset.

We encourage all users to sign up for our BC Self-Service Password Reset. 

Visit password.brazosport.edu and click the blue button that says, "Setup Security Questions."

  1. Login using your BCNET username and current password.
  2. You will then be required to enter an email address and setup 5 security questions.
  3. Once you have your security questions setup, click on the red "Logout" button.

Password requirements

Your password will need to comply with the following requirements:

Minimum length: 16 characters

Complexity:

  1. At least one upper case character
  2. At least one lower case character
  3. At least one number
  4. At least one special character (Examples: ! @ & *)
  5. Your password must not contain your username

Please Note: You will be required to change your password every 120 days from the day that you change your password. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The new password policy will require you to reset your password every 120 days.

No, you cannot reuse your last six passwords.

Google can provide good information for creating strong passwords. Below are some tips provided in the article to keep in mind:

Make your password unique

Use a different password for each of your important accounts, like your email and online banking.

Reusing passwords for important accounts is risky. If someone gets your password for one account, they could access your email, address, and even your money.

Make your password longer & more memorable

Long passwords are stronger. These tips can help you create longer passwords that are easier to remember. Try using:

  • A lyric from a song or poem
  • A meaningful quote from a movie or speech
  • A passage from a book
  • A series of words that are meaningful to you
  • An abbreviation: Make a password from the first letter of each word in a sentence

Avoid choosing passwords that could be guessed by:

  • People who know you
  • People looking at easily accessible info (like your social media profile)

Use letters, numbers & symbols

Passwords with different types of symbols might be more difficult for people to guess, but also might be harder for you to remember. You can set up recovery info at password.brazosport.edu to avoid getting locked out if you forget your password.

Combine different types of characters

Use a mix of alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers) and symbols:

  • Uppercase (capital) letters. Examples: A, E, R
  • Lowercase (small) letters. Examples: a, e, r
  • Examples: 2, 6, 7
  • Symbols and special characters. Examples: ! @ & *

Recommendations & examples

Replace letters with numbers & symbols: Choose a word or phrase and use numbers and symbols instead of some letters. Examples:

  • "Spooky Halloween" becomes "sPo0kyH@ll0w3En"
  • "Later gator" becomes "L8rg@+0R"

Abbreviate a sentence: Come up with a sentence and use the first letter of each word. Example:

  • "Uncle Peter always ate chocolate-covered everything" becomes "uP@8cCe!"

Don’t use personal info

Avoid creating passwords from info that others might know or could easily find out. Examples:

  • Your nickname or initials
  • The name of your child or pet
  • Important birthdays or years
  • The name of your street
  • Numbers from your address

Don’t use common words & patterns

Avoid simple words, phrases, and patterns that are easy to guess. Examples:

  • Obvious words and phrases like "password" or "letmein"
  • Sequences like "abcd" or "1234"
  • Keyboard patterns like "qwerty" or "qazwsx"
Any examples in this article, like "sPo0kyH@ll0w3En" or "uP@8cCe!".

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Friday
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Phone
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helpdesk@brazosport.edu

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