New to NCSSM

Welcome to NCSSM!

Now that you have your NCSSM account information, the big three things that you have to do are the following, in this order:

  • 🔐 Reset your NCSSM password

  • ✉️ Sign into Google using your NCSSM account

  • 📝 Sign into the Blackbaud SIS to complete your enrollment contract and forms

These instructions apply to both students and families. Students will have an account that typically has their last name, graduation year, and first initial, such as unicorn23u@ncssm.edu. Family accounts will typically include the same format as the student account, but with a .f1 or .f2 at the end, such as unicorn23u.f1@ncssm.edu.

Please use the following instructions to help you get started.

 

Instructional video

Please note the following instructional video (approx. 20 min. in length) was created last year (2020), and is still largely accurate. However, please note that credentials were only shared this year via email. Additionally, this is how you should get Forms and IT assistance should you run into issues:

Change your temporary password PLEASE DO THIS FIRST!

  1. Navigate to password.ncssm.edu

  2. Type in your NCSSM username (which is your email address), and the temporary password supplied by ITS and click Sign in

    1. Note: If you don't remember your username or password, then you'll need to contact ITS to get it reset

  3. If logging into this password management site for the first time, you will be asked to answer several security questions so that you can reset the password yourself in the future using the Forgotten Password button

  4. At the home page, please click on the tile that says Change Password (see below)

  5. For the New Password, type in the same password that you would like to use, with a minimum length of 10 characters. For Confirm Password, type the same thing again

  6. Click the Change Password button to save your password

 

Access NCSSM Google account

  1. Navigate to mail.ncssm.edu

  2. Sign in using your full NCSSM email address, for example unicorn23u@ncssm.edu or unicorn23u.f1@ncssm.edu

  3. Use your newly-set password to sign in

  4. For more information on how to use your NCSSM email account, please review these other guides

To forward your email from your NCSSM email account to another email account, please follow these instructions.

 

Access Blackbaud Student Information System (SIS)

  1. Navigate to bbsis.ncssm.edu

  2. Enter your full NCSSM email address, for example unicorn23u@ncssm.edu or unicorn23u.f1@ncssm.edu, and click Next

  3. On first login, you may see the following prompts. Please click Continue, select the correct NCSSM account from the list, and close the Welcome screen

  4. You should arrive at either the Resources page (Students and Families) or My Day page (Faculty and Staff) in the Blackbaud SIS

 

Complete required forms

Please use the following guides to complete required forms, contracts, and uploads.

Note: Although multiple parents/guardians will each get their own NCSSM accounts, only one parent/guardian is required to sign forms and contracts.

Forms-related questions? Create a ticket at formshelp.ncssm.edu

Other important resources to review

Review technology requirements and laptop recommendations

 

Account or login questions or issues? Contact ITS by emailing ithelp@ncssm.edu or create a ticket on ithelp.ncssm.edu