Electronic identifier Your UT EID
A UT EID is an electronic identifier that lets prospective and current students connect to their university information. Your UT EID offers access to legally protected information and is permanent. You will use it throughout the application and enrollment process to access information and complete tasks online.
Things You Can Do with Your UT EID
- Access your secure admission, honors program, financial aid, and housing information through MyStatus.
- Find out what you need to submit to complete your application.
- Learn of your admission decision as soon as it’s made.
- Access student services, claim financial aid, register for classes, and pay your bills after you’re admitted.
UT EID or Be a Longhorn Account?
Prospective students who have not applied to or sent test scores to UT Austin do not need a UT EID. They can join our mailing list and register for a campus visit using their Be a Longhorn account. Once you apply for admission, you'll be assigned a UT EID.
Getting a UT EID
Prospective students are assigned a UT EID when they submit an ApplyTexas Application or when the university receives an official SAT or ACT test score.
UT EID Do's and Don'ts
Things you should do when using your UT EID
- Remember your EID and password and keep them secure. They’re your key to information access. (Attempting to create a new EID if you know you already have one may cause additional trouble.)
- When you’re notified that we’ve assigned an EID to you, log in and change your password as soon as possible; doing so will make it possible for you to receive assistance by email if you have trouble using your EID.
- If you know you have an EID but you can’t remember it or your password, use the UT EID Self-Service Tools. If you aren’t able to find the answers you’re looking for online, call 512-475-7387 for additional assistance.
Things you shouldn’t do when using your UT EID
- Don’t try to sign up for an EID if you think you already have one. Doing so will only complicate things by creating two records for your information. The UT EID Self-Service Tools may be able to send you your EID and password by email (if we have a valid email address for you). If the online system can’t solve your problem, call 512-475-7387 for assistance.
- Don’t try to log in using an old password. Attempting to log in three or more times with a password that is no longer valid will lock you out of the system.
- Don’t let anyone else use your EID and password to log in for you. If your parent or guardian wants access to your information, you can grant them access through the university’s eProxy system.
Parents and EIDs
Parents and guardians often want to help their son or daughter complete an online process (such as paying a fee). But it isn’t a good idea to simply share your EID or password with your parent for them to use. Doing so can cause numerous issues and complicate things in the long run.
But there is a solution. To help make it possible for parents to be part of the application process, the university has created a system through which a student can designate someone else to do things for them without sharing their EID and password. The system is called eProxy.