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Graduate Enrollment Guide

Thanks for choosing to attend St. John Fisher College. We think you've made a smart choice! This website is designed to include everything you need to get started at Fisher.

Be Sure to Access your Network Account

Your network account allows you to log on to all campus computers and access important online systems and Fisher apps. You will use your network account to complete your housing application, access the patient portal, and submit your health history and immunization forms.

First Time Log In

About Your Network Account User ID

Your Network User ID (which is also available in your Admissions Portal) is three initials, a zero, and the last 4 digits of your St. John Fisher College Student User ID Number (often referred to as the @number). If you do not have a middle initial, use your first and last name initials. For example, if your name is John Robert Smith and your Student User ID Number is @00376483, your Network User ID would be jrs06483. If your name is Jane Smith and your Student User ID Number is @00487594, your Network User ID would be js07594.

Resetting Your Password

To access your network account, you will need use your Network User ID. You are required to change your password before using any online campus resources. Your initial password has a specific format:

  • The first letter of your FIRST NAME (lower case) +
  • The character "!" +
  • The first letter of your LAST NAME (lower case) +
  • The character "$" +
  • The first 2 digits of the last 4 number of your SJFC ID # +
  • The Character " # " +
  • The last 2 digits of the last 4 numbers of your SJFC ID

Example of initial password: a!b$12#34

To refer to these instructions while creating your initial password, you may want to open the following link in a new tab. 

Reset Your Password

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Registering for Classes

Your admissions counselor will assist in your course planning and first-time registration. Pharmacy students will be registered by the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

Complete Financial Aid Requirements

Log in to Fish 'R' Net to accept or decline financial aid, complete loan entrance counseling, review outstanding financial aid requirements, and more.

To access Fish 'R' Net, you will need your Student User ID Number which begins with the @ symbol (this number is also available in your Admissions Portal). If this is your first time accessing Fish 'R' Net, your first-time pin is your birthday in mmddyy format.

Access Fish 'R' Net

Submit Final Updated Transcript(s)

Updated official college transcripts showing completed grades for previous coursework in progress and/or degree completion should be requested and submitted once final grades and/or degrees are posted.

Provide Immunization Records

You must provide the College with proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and meningococcal meningitis. Please upload your immunization record from your medical provider to the Patient Portal. Instructions for entering and uploading your information are in the portal.

  • You are waived from this requirement if you are taking 6 credits or less.
  • You are waived from this requirement if you are in the following programs: Online Library Media, Online MBA, or Online Sports Management.

Log into the Patient Portal

Settle Your Bill

Your bill is only viewable online. The due date is on the top right side of your bill. If someone will be helping you settle your bill (parent, family member, etc.), be sure to set them up as an Authorized Payer so they receive billing information. Instructions on how to set up an Authorized Payer can be found in the FisherPay Guide.

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Reserve a Parking Permit

All vehicles on the Fisher campus must be registered with the Office of Safety and Security and display a valid parking permit or pass on the vehicle. If you plan to park on campus while attending classes, register your vehicle to avoid fines.

Register your vehicle

Submit an ID Photo

Please submit a headshot to be used for your Fisher ID Card. You should submit a photo that has a neutral background and doesn't include hats or sunglasses. Please email your photo as a .jpeg using the subject line of your last name, first name to (example subject line: Smith, Amelia)

Access Handshake

Go to and log in to Handshake with your Fisher credentials

As a deposited student, you have early access to Handshake, our career management system. Find job postings, internship announcements, and career events like employer infosession days and job fests. Handshake also gives you access to a variety of self-guided materials on writing a college-level resume, doing a job or internship search, and interviewing well. You can even make a profile in Handshake so employers can find you!

Attend Orientation

You will receive details to your Fisher email address regarding program orientation (including dates and registration).


If you've completed all of these steps, you are ready to begin your Fisher experience. If you still need assistance, please call the Office of Admissions at (585) 385-8064 or contact your counselor. We can't wait to welcome you home!

Sample of printable sign:

Show your Fisher pride by downloading a printable "Proud Home of a Future St. John Fisher College Cardinal" sign.