Community College Connection


Technology plays a big role in the day to day life of a college student and can help students tremendously in their success. This section lists information about the various technology aspects of your college experience.  It's important to feel knowledgeable about and comfortable with these tools. 

Email and ID Number

Email is the official form of communication that your professors and staff will use to contact you. As a Connection student you will have two student ID numbers and two email accounts — one from each school. 

Professors will contact you through your St. Cloud Tech and Community College account. If you live on campus, important housing information will be sent to your St. Cloud State account. St. Cloud State will also send you information about on campus events and other information to that account, so it is important that you regularly check both.

You will only have one star ID and password for both schools. You will likely only need a St. Cloud State ID card but are welcome to obtain an SCTCC ID card for any needs you may have on that campus.

Accessing your account

In order to log in to your St. Cloud Technical and Community College account, you must use this format STAR ID followed by and the password you use is your Star ID password. 

It is recommended you add your school email to your smartphone. 

St. Cloud Technical and Community College instructions on adding email to your smart phone

St. Cloud State instructions for accessing your email

ID Card

Your St. Cloud State ID card gets you access to: 

  • Campus cash
  • Printing
  • Swipe access at your resident hall and elsewhere on campus
  • Free access to Metro Bus
  • Meal plans
  • And more 

You'll use your SCTCC ID to register for classes. 

You are eligible to get campus card from both institutions. To make sure you can get your St. Cloud State ID card and take full advantage of all the services available to you, make sure to activate your St. Cloud State email before requesting your card. 

If you still have trouble accessing your ID card, contact program staff at 320-308-6075


You will have access to both St. Cloud State and SCTCC's eServices pages. 

EServices has a great deal of useful information.

SCTCC eServices gives you access to:

  • Grades
  • Transcripts
  • Financial aid information
  • Billing and payments
  • Class registration
  • Accuplacer placements

St. Cloud State eServices gives you access to:

  • Billing and payments
  • Housing information
  • St. Cloud State class registration (when you transfer) 

D2L Brightspace

Course work is also often accessed through the online learning platform D2L.  Students should sign in daily to D2L to check for updates from instructors.  This is also where you can see your current grade in a course.  This link provides more detailed information about how to use D2L at SCTCC or how to get help with this technology tool as well as the log in link:

Students are also encouraged access Starfish which is a student success tool utilized by SCTCC.  Eservices also provides students a wide variety of services including but not limited to course registration, viewing and paying bills, and viewing your academic record.  Students will access most of their technology resources using their star ID and password


Once you're ready to get your books for classes, you can bring a copy of your schedule to the Husky Bookstore on the St. Cloud State campus and the bookstore staff will help you find them.

You can charge your books to financial aid during the first three days of the semester only if your FAFSA is fully processed and you have an award letter on eServices.


Starfish is an online student support tool provided by SCTCC for its students that will help you:

  • Find the right person on campus when you need help
  • Notify you when there is a concern about your academic performance
  • Connect you to support services
  • Notify you of the next steps you need to take on your academic path
  • Show you your academic progress 
  • Give your instructors an opportunity to share positive feedback about your progress

Access Starfish by logging into D2L Brightspace. The link is on the right-hand side.

  • The first time you login, close the welcome page to go to your Starfish homepage.
  • To change your Starfish profile information, click the “My Profile” link at the top of the page. You can upload a photo to put a face to your name by selecting the Upload Photo link. Your contact information (email, phone) can be changed as needed. Make sure to click Save.
  • Visit “My Success Path” on your Starfish page to find recommendations for improvement in your courses and referrals to campus support offices. You will receive email notifications for these items as well.