Student Identification

SID, PIN, and identification card

Student Identification Number

Students are issued a student identification number at the time of admission. Disclosure of Social Security numbers is not mandatory, except for the purposes of financial aid, Federal HOPE Scholarship tax credit, employment in any position at Shoreline including work study and workforce or unemployment reporting.

Voluntary disclosure is authorized for the purposes of academic transcripts and assessment/accountability research. Your Social Security number is confidential and will be protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


By default at the time of admission, your personal identification number (PIN) is your six digit birth date, without spaces or dashes (MMDDYY). Students are strongly encouraged to change the PIN as soon as possible.

How to get your ID card

  1. Complete the ID request form (make sure to include a .jpg or .png image of just yourself)
  2. Pick up your ID at the campus library (Ray W Howard Library, 4000 building) after receiving the email that your ID is ready
  3. Bring a government issue photo ID to pick up your college ID (such as a driver's license or passport)

Renewing your ID card quarterly

Each quarter that you attend Shoreline Community College, you can get a free sticker on the back of your ID card. Get a sticker by showing a current class schedule to staff at the library.

Your first Shoreline ID card is free. Replacement cards cost $15. Use the same card every quarter - just get a new sticker. If you have any questions, contact the Library at (206) 546-6939.