Student identification is the unique number assigned to all full-time and part-time students at a post-secondary institution. All students receive an identification card, with their name, ID number and a photo of themselves displayed. This ID is randomly generated upon applying to the university or college.
Student identification refers to the random identifier associated with a student’s academic record. It will not transfer with students should they switch institutions. This number helps institutions track, monitor and organize student records more efficiently. This identifier will often be used in place of personal information such as name.