Your ID Numbers and PINs
ID Numbers and PINs
As a Harvard Extension School student, you have two sets of identification (ID) numbers and associated personal identification numbers (PINs):
- DCE ID number and PIN: provides initial access to online services for new students
- Harvard University ID number (HUID) and PIN: provides access to online services and all other Harvard University electronic resources
DCE ID number and PIN
Your DCE ID number and PIN uniquely identify you within the Division of Continuing Education, which encompasses Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. These are assigned to you the first time you create an online services account and can be used only to access online services.
Where do I find my DCE ID number and PIN?
Your DCE ID number begins with the “@” symbol. If you have an online services account, but do not know your DCE ID number, you may request it from the online services login page. You may also visit Enrollment Services at 51 Brattle Street with a government-issued photo ID.
If you do not know your DCE PIN, you may reset it on the online services login page.
Harvard ID number and PIN
Your Harvard University ID number (HUID) and Harvard PIN uniquely identify you within Harvard University. If you are new to Harvard, your Harvard ID number will be issued and activated generally within two business days of registration.
Your Harvard ID number and PIN provide access to the following resources, including online services:
- Most password-protected course websites
- Harvard computer accounts
- Harvard library electronic resources
- Online course videos
- Links to live web-conference courses
- MessageMe, the Harvard emergency text notification system
Where do I find my Harvard ID number and PIN?
You will be notified by e-mail when your Harvard ID number has been issued and activated. You can also see your Harvard ID number on the “Student Information and Status” page in online services.
Once your Harvard ID number is issued and activated, you must request a Harvard PIN via the Harvard PIN System. If you have trouble requesting or receiving a PIN via e-mail, call Enrollment Services at (617) 495-4024, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org from the e-mail address you provided in online services.
Remember to keep all your ID numbers and PINs confidential.