Student User Name

The User Name format is the lower-case initial of your first name, lower-case initial of your last name, and your student ID number. You must use all seven digits of your student ID number.


Student Default Password Format

Student Default Password Format
Effective August 4, 2014

  • First initial of your first name (Upper Case)
  • First initial of your last name (Lower Case)
  • Birthday (mmddyyyy)

Example: Jill Student
Date of Birth: September 23, 1993
Password: Js09231993
Password Guidelines

Guidelines for creating your personal password

Password must have a minimum of eight characters

  • At least one upper-case letter
  • At least one lower-case letter
  • At least one number
  • No special characters (@, $, !)
  • Cannot be one of your previously-used passwords
  • Cannot include your first or last name
  • Cannot include your social security number or your student ID number

Effective August 4, 2014 – New Password Format

The first time you log into “MyOTC”, you will be asked to accept the
computer use agreement and create a new password. The password
must be a minimum of eight characters long and contain characters
from three of the following four categories:

  • Uppercase letters (A through Z)
  • Lowercase letters (a through z)
  • Numbers (0 through 9)
  • Special characters (i.e., @, {, !)

The following hints should help you create a safe password:

  • Keep it to yourself.
  • Be creative. For instance, use the first letter of each word in a phrase, or pick a word and substitute a number for certain letters: S2ccessf2l

For further password assistance

  • Call the IT Computer Help Desk at 417-447-7548
    • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Stop by the Student Help Desk located in the IC Atrium area
    • Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: Opening dates, times and hours of availability are subject to change based on staff availability, student use and administrative requirements.