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Student ID and Login Information

Knowing what online resources are available to you and how to access them is an important part of being a successful student. To help protect your student information, please remember to keep all your ID numbers and passwords confidential.

As a Harvard Extension School student, you have two identification (ID) numbers and one or more associated login credentials:

DCE ID Number and DCEKey

Your DCE ID number uniquely identifies you within the Division of Continuing Education (DCE). It begins with the “@” symbol and is assigned to you the first time you create a MyDCE account. 

Your DCEKey allows you initial access to DCE online applications, including MyDCE. If you are new to Harvard and do not have a HarvardKey, you can create a DCEKey by selecting “create account” on the DCE login portal. If you already have a HarvardKey, you do not need to create a DCEKey. You may log in to DCE online applications using your HarvardKey.

Where Can I Find My DCE ID Number?

Your DCE ID is displayed on your MyDCE dashboard.

Where Can I Find My DCEKey?

Your DCEKey is the email address and password you provided when you first created your MyDCE or former online services account or applied to a Harvard Extension or Summer School selective admissions program. If you do not remember your DCEKey password, you may reset it through the DCE login portal

Harvard ID Number and HarvardKey

Your Harvard University ID number (HUID) uniquely identifies you within Harvard University and allows you to claim a HarvardKey. If you are new to Harvard, your Harvard ID number will be issued, activated, and viewable in on your MyDCE dashboard generally within two business days of your course registration.

Your HarvardKey is your login and password for most Harvard University web applications, services, and e-resources. Once your Harvard ID number is issued and activated, you can claim your HarvardKey at If you already have a HarvardKey, you do not need to claim a new one. 

Use your HarvardKey to access the following resources:

  • MyDCE portal
  • Course websites and online video courses
  • Harvard computer and email accounts
  • Harvard library e-resources
  • MessageMe, the Harvard emergency text notification system

Where Can I Find My HarvardKey?

If you do not remember your HarvardKey username or password, please visit for assistance.

Two-Step Verification

As part of claiming your HarvardKey, you will also set up two-step verification. Two-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Harvard account and is required to access HarvardKey-protected resources and applications. With two-step verification, you verify your HarvardKey logins with a device in your possession (generally a mobile phone). For more information on the steps and requirements for using two-step verification, please visit the Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) website.