Accounts are created in stages as you progress through the steps prior to matriculation: Admitted, Accepted and Registered.
|Stage||What you get||What you can do at this stage||What you can't do yet|
|Admitted: You have been admitted to your degree program. You are still considering whether to attend Downstate.||NetID account||Log into the Banner student information system (if you have a financial aid package to consider)||
|Accepted: You have accepted a spot in your program by paying a deposit||
Log into email, configure your password self-service
Download and install Microsoft Office
Connect your laptop, tablet and phone to campus WiFi
Access courses on Brightspace
|Registered: You have registered in Banner for at least one course||Courses in Brightspace||
After you register for a course, daily automation enrolls you into that course's site in Brightspace. Note that you can see them listed but will not be able to enter courses until they become available during Preview Week (one week before scheduled start of classes).
|Access courses in Brightspace before the semester starts. Access begins one week before the course starts (Preview Week)|
You will receive a reminder as the graduation date approaches.