BOSS PIN Number
Who is eligible to have a Student BOSS PIN number?
Students registered and enrolled at Louisiana Tech University anytime during the period Fall 1999 through the present. Once a BOSS PIN is activated, the student maintains and retains use of that PIN permanently. Only students may obtain their BOSS PIN. Release of this information to anyone other than the student requires the written and signed consent of the student.
Who is eligible to have a Faculty BOSS PIN number?
Those faculty members currently employed by Louisiana Tech University. Faculty BOSS PIN numbers are deactivated upon retirement or immediately upon resignation/termination of employment at Louisiana Tech University.
How do I obtain a BOSS PIN number?
Tech E-mail Account: Using your Tech e-mail account, send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, date of birth, and campus wide ID # and we’ll e-mail the reminder back to your Tech e-mail account. We do not e-mail to commercial ISP accounts (e.g. Yahoo or Hotmail) without a signed request (see next paragraph).
Fax, or Commercial ISP E-mail: Use the BOSS PIN Request Form (above), fill it out online, print it out, sign it, and then Fax it to us at the number on the form. All instructions are on the form. If you have the connectivity, you can scan the completed, signed form and then send the scanned image as an attachment to email@example.com.
In Person: Come by the University Registrar’s Office (Keeny Hall, Room 207) with a picture ID (Tech ID, driver’s license, passport) and we’ll look up the information for you.
BOSS Software Hints:
1. Best browsers to use: Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Do not use Safari or Netscape.
2. Don’t use your browser’s Back Button. This will log you out!
3. Click on a choice only once and wait. If you click again before the new page finishes loading, you’ll be logged out. Don’t double-click!
4. There is a time limit for both the total length of your session and for idle time.
5. Remember to log out! You don’t want someone else sitting down behind you and altering YOUR schedule.
B.O.S.S. Registration Process
STEP 1: Obtain Advising Form.
Download the Advising Form. You can also obtain an advising form in your department.
STEP 2: Obtain Campus Wide ID (CWID) and BOSS PIN Number.
If you are a new or returning student, you will need to obtain your BOSS PIN number from the Registrar’s Office (KH 207) – bring a picture ID – or logon to www.latech.edu; scroll down and click on “A-Z”; click on “BOSS PIN Request”; read and follow directions to obtain BOSS PIN and CWID.
STEP 3: Check and clear all holds.
Log on to www.latech.edu; click on “BOSS” in the red banner top/center of web page; click on “Student BOSS Login”; enter Student ID (CWID) and BOSS PIN number. Then under the “Student Records” menu selection, click on “HOLDS”. All registration holds and official transcript holds will display on this screen, to include the offices you will need to contact to clear these holds before you can login to register online.
STEP 4: Complete your academic advising.
Make an appointment to see your academic advisor (in person or online), and complete your Advising Form. If you don’t know who your advisor is, check your BOSS account to see if an advisor has been assigned. If an advisor has not been assigned, use the chart below and contact the appropriate Department Head or Dean’s office and someone there will ensure that you are assigned an advisor.
STEP 5: Ensure the Academic Advisor or a Department or Dean’s representative updates your Registration Access Code.
You will need an updated Registration Access Code in order to access and load your schedule on BOSS. NOTE: If any of your classes require a special permission signature, or a seat added to a closed class, or a prerequisite waived, you will need to get a DROP/ADD slip, correctly annotated, signed, and then take it to the Registrar’s Office (Keeny Hall 207) for the permit to be loaded. If you are an online student, have the Department coordinate it with the Registrar’s Office. Once the permit is loaded, it is the student’s responsibility to add the course on BOSS and complete tuition/fee payment.
STEP 6: Load your schedule on BOSS
You will load your schedule on BOSS from any computer with internet access using your BOSS account. Permits must be loaded in the Registrars Office (KEEH 207) or coordinated through your department (online students). Students needing assistance can obtain this assistance in the BOSS Self Help Center located in the Registrar’s Office (KEEH 207).
a. GET PREPARED: Use “Available Course Sections” on BOSS to find your subjects and sections, and WRITE DOWN THE CALL NUMBER(S). This is a “live” feature that is constantly updated as registration progresses. Pay attention to the prerequisites…if you don’t meet them, you won’t be able to register for the course without a permit. Also, write down several alternate selections (sections and courses) as this will save time if you have problems or time conflicts.
b. Beginning on your designated registration day/time:
(1) Log in to (2) Scroll to bottom of screen and click on “BOSS” bottom/center of web page; (3) Click on “Student BOSS Login”; (4) Enter your Student ID (CWID) and BOSS PIN number; (5) Go to the “Registration” menu and select the “Drop and Add Classes” menu option. (6) Follow the screen instructions, load a set of call numbers in each cell, and then click on “Submit”. Read the feedback on the screen. Remember, if you need permit(s), these must be loaded in the Registrar’s Office (KEEH 207) before you can register for the permitted class(es). If you have Registration Holds, you will have to clear those before you can access the Drop and Add Classes menu option to load your schedule.
STEP 7: Complete the fee payment/registration confirmation process as soon as possible. After you’ve loaded your schedule, check menu option “Account Summary/Payment” immediately and be sure to complete tuition/fee payment (or confirm registration). Review the Financial Responsibility Policy.
STEP 8: Get your TECH Student ID–New or returning students. Go to the TECH Express Office located in the Student Center (enter from the Centennial Plaza side) and obtain your TECH ID. You must have a registered and paid schedule to obtain an ID. If you are a returning TECH student, you will need to have your ID reactivated.
STEP 9: Get your TECH USERID and password–New or returning students. Be sure to go by the University Computing Center (Basement, Wyly Tower) and activate your TECH USERID and Password for your TECH e-mail account. All official e-mail correspondence from the University is sent to student and faculty TECH e-mail accounts only. You’ll need this information to access and use your Moodle Course/Learning Management System account to complete work associated with your courses.
STEP 10: Critical–update your Emergency Notification System (ENS) information on BOSS.