Change or reset your password

You can change your password for security reasons or reset it if you forget it. Your Brazosport College Account password is used to access campus resources, like myBC and Email.

Password Requirements

Your password will need to comply with the following requirements:

Minimum length: 16 characters


  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. You will not be able to use your previous six passwords.

Setting up self-service password reset

In the event that you forget your password, BC's self-service password reset system allows users to reset their own passwords and regain access to campus resources.

Steps to setup self-service password reset

  1. Visit and select Setup Security Questions
  2. Login using your college username and current password
  3. Follow the prompts, providing an email address and 5 security questions
  4. Once complete, select Logout

Activate your new student account

When you become a student at Brazosport College, an account will be created for you to access your courses and different services across campus such as Virtual Campus (D2L) and myBC, the online student portal.

Steps to activate your new student account

Reset Your Password to Activate Your Account

Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive two emails within 24 to 48 hours from the Office of Admissions and Registrar with your username and temporary password to your account.

Your username will be your first initial, full last name and the last 4 numbers of your BC ID. For example, John Doe with an ID Number ending in 1234 would be jdoe1234.

Your initial temporary password will be it@Brazosport + your pin number. For example, a student with a Pin Number ending in 123456 would be it@Brazosport123456.

To reset your password, you'll need to access Webmail or a student computer on campus and follow the prompts after you login with your username and temporary password.

Once reset, you’ll have access to online resources such as myBC to register for courses, Virtual Campus (D2L) to take online classes, campus computers and wifi, your student email and more.

Changing your password

If you know your password, but it has expired or you simply want a new one, you can change it a few simple steps. Choose an option to get started.

Change an expired password using Webmail

  1. Login to Webmail using your username and password. If your password has expired you will automatically be prompted to change your password.
  2. Enter your current password
  3. Choose and confirm your new password
  4. Select save

Change your current password using Webmail

  1. Login to Webmail using your username and password.
  2. Click on the gear icon next to your name on the menu bar at the top of the page.
  3. Select the Change Password option to change your password.
  4. Enter your current password
  5. Choose and confirm your new password
  6. Select save

Change your current password using an on-campus computer

  1. Using an on-campus computer, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete
  2. Select the Change a Password
  3. Follow the prompts to change your password

Note: On most computers in computer labs, you can also select the password reset option in the lower left corner of the login screen.

Resetting your password

If you don't remember your password, you can either reset using self-service password reset or by contacting the Helpdesk at, 979-230-3266, chatting online, or on-campus in Bonnen Central Building, Office K-100.

Reset your password using self-service password reset

Only use this option if you have previously setup BC Self-Service Password Reset.

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your username
  3. Click on Reset Password/Unlock Account
  4. You will be prompted to answer 3 of your security questions that you setup when you signed up for password reset. Once the questions are answered correctly, the system will then allow you to change your password.
  5. Choose and confirm your new password
  6. Click on Update Password

Note: If you are not able to use the BC Self-Service Password Reset, please contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance.

Creating a strong password

Google can provide good information for creating strong passwords. We've listed the tips from the article we want you to keep in mind when creating your passwords.

Tips to creating strong passwords

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 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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