Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Personal identification numbers (PIN) provide security access to the online Banner registration system and ACES. Once a student is admitted to the Alamo Colleges, a default PIN is assigned according to the first two letters of a student’s last name (in upper case) followed by the month, date and year of birth (XXmmddyy). Students will then be able to assign themselves a unique PIN.
Identification Card (Photo ID)
All students are required to present a Student Identification Card for access to such services and activities as library usage, physical education facilities, special events, academic advisement, transcript requests, etc. Students seeking a student photo ID must be registered with tuition paid, be enrolled in an installment plan, or have no tuition balance. Students must provide a valid photo ID to receive a college student photo ID. Official Palo Alto College photo identification (ID) cards may be obtained at the Testing/Assessments Office.
To receive a Student ID Card, you must:
- Register for Classes
- Pay Tuition & Fees in full or be on the Installment Plan
- Provide your Driver's License or other Photo ID
- Provide your Banner Number
Your first student ID will be provided to you at no additional cost; however the fee for replacement IDs is $10. This fee can be paid in person at the Business Office or online in the Virtual Business Office.