How do I verify a USI?
Before you verify a USI, make sure the student is giving you the exact information they used when they created their USI. This may be different to previous details you have recorded.
- You are responsible for verifying each USI you collect from your students
- You only need to verify a student’s USI once
- If you have applied for the USI on behalf of a student and received the number from the USI Registry System that USI is already verified.
IMPORTANT: "I already know how to verify but I'm having problems." More information.
Different ways you can verify a USI:
one by one through the USI website (Organisation Portal)
one by one through your Student Management System (SMS) if it has a connection to the USI Registry System
in batches of up to 500 through your SMS if it has a connection to the USI Registry System
How does the USI Registry System verify the USI?
The USI Registry System:
checks that the USI contains the correct number and type of characters, this check results in a 'valid' or 'invalid' result.
check the student's first name, last name and date of birth, this check returns a 'match' or 'no match' result.
If an incorrect ‘match’ occurs, the student may have provided an incorrect USI number, or altered their personal information.