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Student Email


This will be one of your lifelines to your instructors, student life and departments on campus, especially financial aid. It’s the only way to securely communicate with TCL offices. Official TCL communication is sent to your TCL Student Email account only!

Need help? Call the Help Desk at 843-525-8344.


TCL uses Microsoft Office 365 for student email. Your TCL email account is free and can be used as long as you like, even after you graduate.

To access email go to Your User ID is your first and last name and should be typed as one word: The entire User ID is typed in lower case letters with no spaces. For example, the User ID for John Smith is Your initial password is (“TCL” + “the last seven digits of your social security number” + “!”). For example, John Smith has a social security number of 123-45-6789. TCL3456789! is the initial password for John Smith. Click the “Sign in” button.

When you sign in for the first time, you will be asked to change your password. Your new password must be 8 or more characters in length including letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers to create a strong password. When creating your new password, you can check it to find out if it is a weak or strong password. Be sure to create a password that is not in the weak category.

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Your Microsoft Office 365 account will give you access to email, a calendar, contacts, and tasks. If you experience problems logging in or forget your password, call the Help Desk at (843) 525-8344.

Microsoft also provides a free account called OneDrive. To sign into OneDrive go to Initially, your User ID and password will be the same as for your TCL email account. OneDrive provides access to online storage, file sharing, and Microsoft Office applications. Because TCL does not manage your OneDrive account, you should go to for support. You can also call the general support line at (800) 642-7676.

Did you know that you can download Microsoft Office onto your computer?  Your TCL email account through Office 365 allows you to download Microsoft Office onto your computer for FREE!  When you log into your Office 365 account from your personal computer, click the Office 365 button and the top of the page and then the “Install Now” button to get started.


Contact the TCL Help Desk at 843-525-8344 or

How to Access Student Email Using Your Mobile Device:

You can find specific instructions for setting up many popular mobile phones and devices on the Office 365 mobile setup page.

Be sure to refer to the “Apps for Office 365 Home, Personal, or University” guidance

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