New Student Information

The Registrar's Office will provide you with an account for the Student Information System (HomerConnect). Next, you will need to activate your IC Netpass account. All incoming freshman are required to take the Math Placement Exam prior to attending orientation. In order to do that, your IC Netpass account must be activated.

Netpass Activation

Your Netpass username and password are used to access myHome, email and many other systems and services at IC. This account is activated using your HomerConnect User ID provided by the Registrar’s Office and the PIN which you create. Active your Netpass >


The HomerConnect User ID is your 9 digit IC ID number, and the default PIN is a randomly-generated password provided to you by the Registrar’s office. When you log into HomerConnect for the first time, you will be prompted to reset your password. The Homer system will provide you with access to view your academic records and to register for classes, which will be done during summer orientation. Access HomerConnect >


Official email communications from the college will only be sent to your IC email address. It is important that you check this account regularly, or set mail forwarding to your preferred email account. Email is accessed with your Netpass username and password. Access email >

Math Placement Exam

All incoming freshman are required to take the Math Placement Exam. This exam should be completed one week prior to your coming to campus for summer orientation. In order to take the exam, your IC Netpass account must be activated. Once activated, you can then log into Sakai and click on the Math Placement Exam tab at the top of the page.

You should allow 90 minutes for this exam. Once you start you must finish within the time allowed. Make sure you have scrap paper and a calculator available and good luck! This exam is intended to help determine the mathematics based course you should take first at Ithaca College.

If you feel the results of the exam do not properly reflect your mathematical preparation, you will have the opportunity to retake the exam prior to the start of classes in the fall.


Students receive Office365, a suite of applications from Microsoft that includes:

  • Outlook for email and calendar
  • OneDrive for centralized, cloud-based storage that can sync to your computer and mobile device
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Forms and Sway


Many faculty members use the xhttps://sakai.ithaca.edu/ online course management system to distribute course materials, assessments, exams and learning modules for class. Login to Sakai with your Netpass username and password. Access Sakai >


apps.ithaca.edu is the college’s hub for providing access to web-based applications.


Engage allows students to find organizations to join and to discover events happening on campus or in the area.

Current Student Information

Personal Computer Repair (fixIT shop)

The fixIT Shop, located in 104 Job Hall, provides convenient on-campus computer advice, support, and service to students, faculty and staff at IC. The fixIT Shop is an authorized warranty repair center for Apple computers and can perform non-warranty services on all computer brands.

Computer Labs

There are a number of computer labs available on campus for student use, including the library as well as a 24-hour access lab in Friends Hall 110.


Black and white printing and color printing is currently available in the public computer labs. Students receive a $15 printing allowance for the fall, a $15 printing allowance for the spring, and a $7.50 printing allowance for the summer. During the fall and spring semesters, printing is available on a twenty-four hour basis. Poster printing, laminating, binding and more services are available through the Print Shop at specific costs.