Collegiate Connection

Student Account: myIPFW

PFW uses email to communicate with you about registration, billing, and other important information. Student accounts are created automatically upon admission to the university; however, you need to activate your  account to use it. You will create a password during activation and your password expires every 120 days. Through your myIPFW account, you will be able to view and print your class schedule and billing statements, make a payment toward your balance, view your grades after they have been posted, log in to Helmke Library databases or check out library materials, and it includes your PFW e-mail account, online coursework, personal storage space, person web space, network applications such as Excel, Word and Dreamweaver and much more.

  1. Go to and click the First-time user? link.
  2. Click the link for the Account Management Service page.
    • You will see a screen of information describing the account activation process.
  3. Click Continue.
    • You will be presented with the Ethical Guidelines for Computer Users.
  4. Review the Ethical Guidelines.
  5. Type Yes in the text box at the bottom of the page to indicate you agree to the ethical guidelines and click Continue.
  6. Enter your last name, birth date and either the last 4 digits of your social security number OR your PFW ID number.
  7. Click Continue.
    • The resulting page will contain your username and email address. Be sure to write these down and keep them in a safe place.
  8. Enter a password for your account at the bottom of the page.
    • Follow the password rules listed.
    • Note: Do not write your password down.
  9. Click the Submit Password and Activate Account button.
    • You should see a success message that your account is activated.
  10. Enter a security question and answer.
    • This can be used to reset your password if forgotten.
  11. Click Submit.
    • You can now use your account to log into myIPFW, access the student computing labs, online course work, log in to Helmke Library databases or check out library materials, etc.

For additional instructions or assistance you can contact the Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk at 260-481-6030 (option 0 for a technician).

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