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Newly Admitted Student Password Information

Prior to accessing any technology services at SVSU for the first time, you must reset/change your password. Use the following instructions to do so.

Step 1

  • Access the following website:
    Change your password with the information provided in the Technology Access Information letter you received in the mail.
  • Make sure to take note/remember the new password you create.


Step 2

  • Go to Cardinal Direct at
  • Access the Cardinal Direct Main Menu via the "click here" button.
  • Click on the "Login" button in the upper right hand corner.
  • Enter your username and the new password you previously selected.
  • Click on the "SUBMIT" button.
  • Click on "Prospective and Current Students".
  • Click on "My Profile".
  • Review your profile information. If any information is incorrect, contact the Registrar's office via E-mail at registrar(at) .
  • Click on the "Logout" button in the upper right hand corner.

You have successfully completed the password change!  Thank you