New Roster System, New Student IDs

The University Registrar's office has updated the system for retrieving online rosters and reporting grades. The new system seems significantly easier to use. You can find information about how to use the new system at the Registrar's “REGIS” page.

In a related issue, the university will begin it’s transition to new student ID numbers in January. This will affect what information faculty and instructors will see in the rosters, and depending on when you get your rosters you may not have the correct numbers for reporting grades.

  • Prior to January 22, 2006, rosters will have student social security numbers. These will become incorrect and should not be used after the start of the Spring 2006 semester.
  • Between January 22 and February 13, 2006 rosters will have no student number.
  • After February 13, 2006 rosters will have the new, correct student numbers.

The new student numbers will all be different from the student social security numbers, however they are covered by the same policies regarding student privacy, the posting of ID numbers and student grades. They should be treated the same as if they were social security numbers.

If you are unsure whether you have a student's new ID number or social security number, you can tell them apart by looking at the 4th and 5th digit of the number. All new ID numbers will have "00" as the 4th and 5th digit (for example, "123006789" is an ID number), but this will never be the case for a social security number.

University-run course web sites like WebCT, Sakai, and Blackboard use NetIDs (e-mail account names) to identify students and will not be affected by the change to the new ID numbers. However, FAS Gradebook uses ID numbers; If you use FAS Gradebook you must remember to use the new ID numbers in FAS Gradebook starting on January 22, 2006.

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