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Reporting Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for Postdocs

  • Navigate to AXESS→Student→Submit SSN/ITIN.
  • Once you submit your SSN, the "Submit SSN/ITIN" option will disappear. If you need to make corrections, submit a SNOW ticket.

  • Postdoctoral scholars are required to have a SSN or TIN, reported via AXESS and securely stored in AXESS.
  • If you do not have a SSN/TIN, apply for one here:

Protecting Your SSN*

    • Never list an SSN when posting a paper record on a public bulletin board
    • Never send SSNs via an electronic format*
    • Never have a computer log-in system where a person has to use their SSN
    • Never use SSNs on ID cards
    • Never send SSNs on postcards
    • Never store SSNs on unprotected computer systems
    • Never carry a Social Security Number (SSN) card on your person